Everyone wants a beautiful white smile. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the most common response when asked “what you would you like to improve most about your smile,” was whiter and brighter teeth. We offer a variety of whitening treatments to specifically meet these requests. Based on your goals, we can personalize whitening options tailored to you.
There are several conditions under which teeth become discolored. The main causes are genetics, antibiotics, certain foods, plus natural darkening with age. Baby teeth are typically whiter than adult teeth. As we age, our adult teeth become darker, more yellowish, or stained. This is partly why we associate white teeth with youthfulness. Internal tooth discoloration is caused by changes in the enamel of the tooth, resulting from exposure to high levels of fluoride, use of antibiotics as a child, developmental disorders, tooth decay, restorations, root canal issues, and trauma. Surface-level tooth discoloration is caused by factors outside the body, namely tobacco, coffee, tea, carrots, oranges, and other foods.
With our at-home whitening options, custom-made teeth whitening trays are created for you. Improvements of 10 to 16 shades can be expected. Our methods are safe and proven, causing little sensitivity.
There are a few over-the-counter tooth whitening methods that can be purchased without a dentist’s supervision. These products include whitening strips, paint-on tooth gel, mouth trays with gel, whitening toothpaste, and even whitening gum. These are typically safe products, however they aren’t as effective as what Dr. Auslander can provide.
We recommend consulting Dr. Auslander in building your treatment plan. He is best qualified to handle any concerns that may arise before, during and after whitening treatments. Tooth whitening can last for one or more years, depending on how well you take care of your teeth. Contact our office for a whitening consultation to find your path to a brighter, whiter smile today!