A bright and beautiful smile can be part of your appearance every time you look in the mirror with teeth whitening from your dentist in Winter Park, FL, Dr. James Outlaw. At Outlaw Dental, teeth whitening is a very popular cosmetic procedure due to its ease, affordability, and long-lasting results. We explain more about whitening here.
How do my teeth become discolored?
We all know that whitening makes the teeth look brighter and shinier, but the way it works is something not many people understand. On the surface of each tooth are tiny grooves that are nearly impossible to see with the naked eye. Over time, these grooves can collect microscopic bits of food and drinks that eventually build up enough to collectively discolor the teeth. Coffee, tea, curry, and wine are all particularly prone to leaving behind stains.
How does teeth whitening work?
Normal brushing and rinsing can't quite reach inside the "stain traps" on the teeth. To break up these stains, your Winter Park dentist uses the power of peroxide. This compound, which is the main ingredient in teeth whitening gel, begins releasing oxygenated upon contact with the teeth. These bubbles have the ability to penetrate into the grooves of the teeth and disintegrate the left-behind particles, leaving a renewed smile behind. Just an hour-long appointment at Outlaw Dental is all that it takes to make your teeth up to eight shades whiter than before!
How long does teeth whitening last?
Whitening from your Winter Park dentist can last as long as a year before another treatment is needed; this is dependent on a number of factors, including how often you drink or eat the beverages and foods that are notorious for staining. There are also "maintenance" kits that you can purchase that can help extend the length of your results. Dr. Outlaw can also make recommendations on the best toothpastes and rinses to use at home.
If you'd like to experience a better and brighter smile, it's time to call Outlaw Dental in Winter Park, FL to set up your teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Outlaw today!