Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures performed each day at dental offices. TV shows us that everyone has white teeth. Okay, not really, but everyone wants to have white teeth. Teeth are not white for a number of reasons. Sometimes, teeth are just naturally and structurally a dark color. Other times, teeth have had permanent change in color due to a medication that may have been taken at an early age while the teeth were forming and growing. Other times, teeth are stained. Stains can both rest on the surface and seep deeper into the tooth.One of the easiest ways to improve the luster of one’s teeth is a tooth cleaning. Teeth cleanings remove the surface stain and allow the natural luster of the tooth to shine brighter. If, after a cleaning, the teeth are still not white enough, they may be able to be whitened.

Teeth whitening typically uses carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide to whiten the teeth. The peroxide essentially is a bleaching chemical that seeps into the outer layer of the tooth and causes an oxidation reaction to help break down the stains.

There are a variety of options when it comes to teeth whitening in Dallas, Texas. The most popular are dental-office-made, take-home, custom whitening trays. These thin, mouth-guard-like retainers are custom made to fit onto your teeth and hold the whitening material in the correct location for best results. Another option is in-office whitening. This procedure allows one to whiten more quickly by allowing the dentist to use a more concentrated whitening solution in a controlled environment.

If you’re looking for a brighter, whiter smile, teeth whitening might be a good option. Talk with Dr. Jason Roe at Pro Dental Dallas to see if it is a good option for you.