It can be disappointing to look in the mirror one day and realize your pearly whites aren't so white anymore. It could happen to the best of us but you don't have to put up with a dull smile if you don't want to. Teeth whitening in North Scottsdale, AZ, is made easier when you see your dentist, Dr. Renuka Kumar.
Causes of Tooth Discolorations
There are lots of reasons why your teeth have lost some of their brightness. Your diet could be a major culprit. Pigmented foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, soy sauce, curry, and blueberries could stain your teeth. Smoking and some medications could cause tooth discolorations. Your teeth could also lose some of their shine as part of your normal aging process.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that aims to brighten your teeth by several shades. Hydrogen peroxide, the active tooth bleaching ingredient works by breaking up your tooth stains.
While you could attempt to whiten your teeth at home using over-the-counter products, you'd have less dramatic results. Professional teeth whitening services from your dentist are much safer and give better results.
Professional Teeth Whitening in North Scottsdale, AZ
Your professional teeth whitening procedure at your dentist's office will typically begin with a dental exam. Your dentist will examine your tooth stain to determine if you'd get brighter results from teeth whitening. Your dentist will also look out for other dental problems such as plaque or tartar and resolve them.
Once your dentist determines that you're fit for your tooth whitening procedure, you could proceed with either of the following options:
- In-Office Teeth Whitening — The whole process could take only about an hour making it a great option if you're on a tight schedule. In your dentist's office, she'll cover your oral tissues with a protective barrier and apply the whitening gel to your teeth alone. When the gel comes off, you'll have a brand new smile.
- Take-Home Teeth Whitening — Your dentist will make custom trays for you to take home with your teeth whitening gel. You'd have to apply the gel to your teeth for about an hour each session. You'll need multiple sessions to see results.
If you're ready for a new brighter smile, don't hesitate to reach out to your dentist. Call (480) 767-6918 to schedule your dental appointment with Dr. Kumar for teeth whitening in North Scottsdale, AZ.