If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening or bleaching at Prestige Dentistry in Palm Harbor are the easiest ways you can dramatically improve your appearance.
Teeth whitening is more popular now than ever before, so it is important to realize at the outset that not every smile whitens the same. The degree of whiteness attained, and the treatment time necessary to get it, depends on the type of stains being treated.
- Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.
- Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.
- Combination: Some people have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change, no matter how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.
Trust teeth whitening to Prestige Dentistry in Palm Harbor. We offer KoR Teeth Bleaching and Zoom! whitening. We also offer dental implants, Six Month Smiles clear braces, and Clear Correct clear braces.
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