Teeth whitening is a quick and cost-effective procedure that provides immediate results. You can walk in during your lunch break with dull, yellow teeth and walk out with bright, polished-looking teeth. For many of us, professional teeth whitening is a quick boost to our appearance, and it can melt years away.
If you're curious about this cosmetic dental procedure, you might be wondering how it looks like.
A Few Facts about Your Teeth
The visible part of your teeth is called enamel, and underneath that layer is what we call dentin. The reason people have different shades of teeth depends on the thickness and color of both. If the enamel layer is thin, then more of the dentin is visible. Dentin is usually yellow, but it can sometimes be grayer. As we age, our enamel starts to become dull and stained, which impacts how white your teeth are.
Why Are My Teeth Stained?
While sometimes the color of our teeth is just genetics, there are external influences that can stain or yellow our teeth, including:
- Dark liquids like coffee, tea, wine, and alcohol
- Curries, tomato sauces, berries—anything that would stain a white tablecloth
- Tobacco products heavily stain teeth
- Poor oral hygiene
Professional Teeth Whitening in Chesterfield Will Brighten Your Smile
Professional in-office and at-home whitening treatments are known to be effective. Getting your teeth whitened in our office is typically faster, and the results are visible right after the procedure. The entire process can take up to 90 minutes, and you may need to schedule appointments to restore the whitening.
For those who prefer the convenience of at-home treatments, the results will take place over a more extended period of time. It may take several weeks to get the shade you desire.
Either way, your teeth whitening results will be noticeable and attractive.
Are You Ready for a Whiter Smile?
If you are interested in a quick makeover that has dramatic results, we are here to provide answers. Call Dr. Robert Rahm today at Chesterfield Valley Dental for teeth whitening!