Dental teeth whitening is one of the most requested cosmetic treatments at AZ Dental Wellness in Scottsdale. It is a fast and effective way to boost the appearance of your smile in a single appointment, with no alteration to your teeth.
Tooth discoloration causes and solutions
Although tooth enamel appears solid and dense, it is actually porous. It absorbs staining agents in food and beverages such as berries, coffee, or red wine. You probably won’t notice a difference after one meal or drink, but the discoloration accumulates over months or years. Eventually, teeth become noticeable darker. In smokers, teeth tend to become yellowish due to nicotine exposure.
We use professional strength whitening gel, which gently bleaches away stains and reveals a youthfully brilliant smile. For most people, a whitening treatment can lighten teeth by several shades.
- In-office whitening – You can enjoy brighter, whiter teeth with just one office visit. Soft tissues in your mouth are protected, so that the powerful bleaching gel only contacts teeth. The procedure takes less than an hour, and results are immediate. This option is especially popular for patients who are preparing for a big event, such as a wedding, class reunion, or important job interview.
- At-home whitening – If you prefer a gradual approach, we will supply custom trays and a special gel designed for home use. You can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, with daily applications. It usually takes about a week to reach optimal brightness. This is a good option for patients with sensitive teeth, because the formula is gentler.
Why choose professional whitening
There are many retail products that claim to whiten teeth, with varying degrees of effectiveness. Whitening toothpastes typically contain abrasives, which remove surface stains, but do not penetrate enamel to bleach set-in stains. Mouth rinses containing whiteners rarely achieve significant results, because the formula is not in contact with enamel for very long. Whitening strips may provide some improvement, but less dramatic than professional treatment. Additionally, the American Dental Association advises against whitening of any kind without a prior dental examination, because these products can cause pain and irritation if you have a damaged tooth exposing the nerve.
The safe, simple, and beautiful way to brighten your pearly whites is to visit AZ Dental Wellness. Call (480) 405-1511 to schedule your appointment.