Dull, yellow, and stained teeth can make life hard, especially because they can hinder your self-esteem and make you feel less confident in social situations. If your teeth are discolored, you can finally achieve the smile of your dreams with a teeth-whitening treatment!
Fortunately, there are many different treatments available today. Generally, there are over-the-counter and professional treatments. When it comes to over-the-counter treatments, there are whitening toothpaste, gels, strips, trays, and rinses. These treatments can help you brighten your smile, but they typically fail when brightening deep, dark, set-in stains. These stains usually result from tobacco use, oral trauma, and consuming many dark foods and beverages. This is when a professional treatment is handy.
When it comes to professional treatments, dentists usually offer professional whitening trays or an in-office treatment. The whitening tray treatment involves using custom-made whitening trays after you fill them with a special whitening solution. The dentist will give you specific instructions on when and how long to use the trays. If necessary, the dentist will use a special light to further whiten your teeth. The in-office treatment will involve your dentist painting a whitening gel onto your teeth and activating it with a special ultraviolet light. Once the light activates the gel, the dentist will repeat the process about three times for a total of about 45 minutes.
If you would like to find out which whitening treatments Dr. Nadia Hamouda offers in Ann Arbor, Michigan, please call White Pearl Dentistry at 734-222-0055 and talk to a member of our dental team! If you’re interested in our treatment, feel free to make an appointment. We are excited to give you the bright smile you deserve!