You may have noticed some discoloration of your teeth as you’ve grown older. Stains and discoloration can be caused by smoking and by certain foods and drinks—including coffee, wine, and cola. Yet, you don’t have to live with yellowed or darkened teeth. Teeth whitening is a great way to return your teeth to their original pearly white.
The Teeth Whitening Procedure
At Matus Family Dentistry we use cosmetic bleaching as an in-office procedure to whiten your teeth. Before doing so, we will examine and clean your teeth and gums in order to scour them of tartar, bacteria, and bits of food. Then, we cover your teeth (taking care to protect your gums) with a highly concentrated solution of hydrogen peroxide.
We apply this solution carefully, taking care to cover all your teeth evenly to ensure that the whitening is uniform and natural looking. Leaving this solution on your teeth for a period of time allows it to break down the stains and discoloration. Afterwards, the solution is thoroughly rinsed from your teeth. The whitening usually doesn’t take longer than an hour, though it may take more than one visit to achieve the results you are looking for.
Benefits Of In-Office Teeth Whitening
You may have seen over-the-counter teeth-whitening products and perhaps you’ve even tried them, but the benefit of professional teeth whitening is that our treatment is fast—in as little as an hour you can see the results. Once your teeth are brighter and whiter, you’re often able to experience a boost to your confidence, which can benefit you in a variety of social situations.
Contact Us Today
Dr. Matus is happy to consult with you about your goals for the look of your teeth. Contact Matus Family Dentistry today to schedule a teeth whitening appointment.