All You Need to Know about Professional Teeth Whitening

Everyone wants that perfect Hollywood smile with bright, white and shiny teeth. Most of us live in the real world full of teeth staining necessities like tea, coffee, soda and maybe an occasional glass of wine. What do we ordinary folks do to get that Hollywood smile? Achieving that beautiful smile may be easier than you think. Many people reach the look they have been dreaming of with our simple teeth whitening treatments.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

To understand how teeth whitening works, one has to know how teeth become stained and discolored. There are two types of tooth discoloration: extrinsic and intrinsic. Your regular teeth brushing with whitening toothpaste will help remove the daily extrinsic stains (surface stains) left from coffee, tea, and wine. Intrinsic (below the enamel) staining is caused by years of exposure to these staining substances and is harder to change.

So how do teeth whitening agents get the stains out from “inside” your tooth? Most whitening gels or bleaching agents have an oxidizing ingredient such as carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. The gel reacts with the internal part of your tooth, mixes with the discolored areas, and breaks them apart making them appear whiter!

All You Need to Know about Professional Teeth Whitening

When To Whiten My Teeth?

If you need dental treatment done to your front teeth, you would typically whiten your teeth first. Once you achieve your desired shade, you will need to wait one week to allow your teeth to rest before having dental work done. Do you have a wedding coming up? It is ideal to start whitening your teeth at least one month before the big day!

What Are My Teeth Whitening Options?

Make sure you speak with your local dentist to see what is best for you, but here are some teeth whitening options:

  1. Professional Take-Home Bleaching Trays
  2. Whitening Strips
  3. In Office Teeth Bleaching

If you want whiter, brighter teeth, you have many options. Click here to learn more about teeth whitening services through Family First Dental. Or, give us a call at (402) 644-3177 and find out which teeth whitening treatment will work best for you.


Posted on: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Last modified on: Thursday, July 19, 2018

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