Tooth whitening (or “bleaching”) is a simple, non-invasive treatment option to improve the color of natural tooth enamel and is a quick and easy way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
At Family Roots Dentistry, we offer at-home tooth whitening trays that are custom-made to your teeth. There are a number of ways to whiten teeth, and the whitening trays have become the most popular method because of their ability to achieve dramatic results quickly and with less sensitivity compared to other methods.
WHAT ARE COMMON REASONS WHY TEETH BECOME DISCOLORED AND PEOPLE WHITEN THEIR TEETH?
Natural aging process, including normal wear of enamel
Diet - especially coffee, tea, red wine, and dark pigmented foods
Fluorosis (excessive fluoride intake during tooth development)
Treated with antibiotics during childhood (most common antibiotic: tetracycline)
WHAT ELSE IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT TEETH WHITENING?
It is very important to have healthy teeth and gums before using any whitening product on your teeth.
Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed, especially if you frequently smoke or drink coffee, tea, and red wine. A great benefit to our customized whitening trays is that they are completely reusable.
Tooth whitening only works on the enamel of natural teeth. Tooth-colored fillings, crowns, and teeth that have experienced trauma or a root canal will not whiten. Please consult with us first on the best way to achieve whiter teeth if these situations pertain to you.
For more information or to find out if teeth whitening is a good option for you, please call us at (815) 385-4411 or contact us here.