Patients who drink coffee, tea, red wine, or smoke, may notice their teeth get discoloured over time. Stained teeth can also be the result of bad oral habits or simply ageing. Whatever the cause, professional teeth whitening is more affordable than ever.
In Camden, teeth whitening is offered by many dental practices, including Ace Dental. New techniques allow patients to brighten their teeth quickly and easily in the dentist’s chair or in the comfort of their own home. In many cases, patients can whiten their smile eight to 10 shades, depending on how stained their teeth are.
What causes tooth discolouration?
In addition to the natural ageing process, there are other causes of tooth discoloration. These include consuming certain foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, wine and soft drinks as well as smoking. Moreover, yellow and stained teeth can also be the result of exposure to too much fluoride during childhood, enamel damage, certain medications or genetics.Treatments such as chemotherapy can also cause tooth discolouration.
Professional teeth whitening in Camden
Patients who wish to whiten their teeth, should have a consultation with their dentist in order to help them determine if professional teeth whitening is right for them. In some cases, other treatments may be more suitable such as veneers.
If a patient can have teeth whitening, the dentist will take impressions of their teeth and create custom whitening trays. Once the trays are ready, the dentist will provide a whitening gel. Patients will then need to wear the trays along with the whitening gel for a few hours every day for two weeks.
Other teeth whitening options include Zoom! and Enlighten power whitening performed in the dental practice. Power whitening is quick, since it takes about an hour and a half, and offers great results. The dentist will place the whitening gel directly on the teeth of the patient and activate it by positioning a UV light against them. Patients can have their teeth whitened listening to music or watching TV while the hydrogen peroxide goes to work.The whole procedure takes about an hour and patients can expect to whiten their teeth up to several shades.