Boost Your Smile with Eschenbach Family Dentistry’s Tooth Whitening Service Vinton VA

Tooth whitening is a process where tooth discoloration is whitened to a lighter shade. It removes the staining agent through chemical means. It is a safe procedure when carried out under professional treatment results. However, this is not effective on dental restorations such as fillings, metal or porcelain crowns, etc.

Many products and techniques are available for patients who want to achieve a brighter smile, and with so many options available, it can be challenging to choose the best method for you. The best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment and talk to your doctor about the differences between in-office whitening and at-home whitening.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

A lifetime of poor oral health care can definitely take its toll on the brightness of your smile even if you stick to your dentist’s recommended regimen. And over time, your tooth enamel starts to develop microscopic holes that attract food debris, which can cause your teeth to look dull and discolored and enamel to erode, leading to tooth decay.

Most people are not born with teeth as white as celebrities, but everyone loves a bright white smile.

At-home whitening products such as strips or dental office procedures, such as chairside bleaching, are some of the ways people brighten teeth and reduce surface stains.

Tray Whitening

Tray bleaching is a type of professional teeth whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxy radicals help whiten stained teeth. Unlike strips, this whitening process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients that provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice whitening results in as little as three to five days.

Paint-On Teeth Whiteners

There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening options, and one type of readily accessible whitening product is commonly referred to as a “paint-on” teeth whitener. Paint-on whiteners can be purchased over the counter and generally are less expensive and less effective than whitening strips or professional options. Paint-on teeth whiteners consist of a gel applied to the tooth using a small brush. Paint-on whitening gel hardens into a film that coats the teeth and dissolves in the mouth. As with any teeth-whitening regimen, it is wise to consult with a dental professional before use.

Teeth-Whitening Strips

Teeth-whitening strips are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide on one side. Whitening strip kits come with two types of strips: strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. The whitening agent is applied by placing the strips across your teeth and gently pressing the strips to ensure contact with all your teeth. Teeth-whitening strips are typically worn for 30 minutes a day, twice a day. The duration of the whitening treatment will vary.

Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash

The least expensive options are whitening toothpaste and mouthwash. Designed to have “whitening” capabilities, kinds of toothpaste and mouthwashes work to remove surface stains using mild abrasives. However, unlike the materials used in professional whitening procedures, these products do not lighten the actual color shade of the tooth. Whitening toothpaste affects surface stains and will mildly lighten your teeth. If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.

Teeth Whitening Experts - Eschenbach Family Dentistry Vinton VA

Having your teeth whitened at a dentist’s office ensures safety for your teeth and the longevity of the treatment. Our teeth whitening services last longer and work better than store-bought treatments and are much safer in the long run. Whether it is for teeth whitening, regular check-ups, dental cleaning, fillings, dental implants, or any cosmetic dentistry service, Eschenbach Family Dentistry has got you covered! We provide a full range of optimal dental health services in a relaxing atmosphere. No matter what your reasoning for wanting whiter teeth is, our dentists love using teeth whitening to help patients fall in love with their smile again and enjoy every moment to its fullest.