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Jul
2

Teeth Whitening

Posted in Teeth Whitening

Just like sponges, our porous tooth enamel can soak up elements from what we eat and drink. Although it’s normal for teeth to darken over time, dark stains from coffee or cigarettes can speed this process up. Even things like different medications or mouth rinses can cause staining in your teeth!

Thankfully, whitening your smile is a piece of cake for your dentist! Professional grade whitening products are able to naturally lift deep-set stains from your enamel, dramatically improving the appearance of your teeth. Depending on the type of whitening service you choose, you can whiten your teeth in as short as one appointment, or from the comfort of your home in less than 2 weeks. Most patients that choose professional teeth whitening services will see teeth lighten by several shades.

Over the counter products and whitening services found in salons are not the same as the whitening kits distributed by your dentist. Retail whitening kits are a one-size-fits-some product, which uses weaker whitening solutions that aren’t able to produce the same types of results as professional grade gels. In fact, professional gels can’t even be administered by anyone other than a dentist, so even if your product says it’s recommended by dentists, it won’t give you the same results. Generic kits also use trays or strips that do not provide a close fit to your teeth. What that means is whitening gel isn’t distributed evenly, resulting in irregular whitening patterns or even exposure to your gum tissue.

If you have questions about what type of whitening treatment is best for you, ask your dentist. Depending on the amount of whitening you need, you may have a few different options to choose from.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Michael Juban, Juban Dental Care

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May
21

One-Hour Office Whitening

Posted in Teeth Whitening

Brighter, whiter teeth are easier to get than you think. Professional grade whitening treatments are a great way to loosen and remove deep-set stains that accumulate inside of tooth enamel from the food and drinks we consume. Most people find that a professional whitening treatment lightens their teeth by several shades and makes their smile look several years younger than it actually is.

One of the great ways to whiten your teeth is through an in-office teeth whitening session. These treatments are ideal for people with busy schedules that want instant results without having to use a kit at home each day to get the same results. If a big event such as a wedding, job interview, or important date is coming up, then an in-office whitening treatment can transform your smile as soon as the day of your event.

The entire process takes about one hour for most patients. It involves isolating your teeth with a protective barrier and then applying the concentrated whitening solution over the enamel. This solution then breaks up stain particles, thanks to being accelerated with the use of a whitening light at the same time. The solution is then rinsed away and re-applied one or two more times until full results are achieved. As soon as all of the stain has been removed, you’ll get the chance to look in the mirror with a shade guide to see the amount of change that has been achieved in this simple procedure. What easier way is there to walk out of the office in an hour with a white smile?

Posted on behalf of Dr. Michael Juban, Juban Dental Care

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