Teeth Whitening / Bleaching
First Impressions: A bright, white, healthy smile is very important. There are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours.
Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with a fluoride-containing toothpaste, cleaning between their teeth once a day and the regular cleanings at your dentist’s office. If you decide you would like to go beyond this to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your options.
You can take several approaches to whiten your smile:
Whitening (in office):
A 45 min chairside procedure that is clinically proven to whiten teeth an average of eight shades in just one office visit. Dental tooth whitening, is a common procedure in general dentistry. A child's deciduous teeth are generally whiter than the adult teeth that follow. As a person ages the adult teeth often become darker due to changes in the mineral structure of the tooth, as the enamel becomes less porous. Teeth can also become stained by bacterial pigments, foodstuffs and tobacco. Certain antibiotic medications (like tetracycline) can also cause teeth stains or a reduction in the brilliance of the enamel. Tooth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Whitening (take home):
Having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, therefore are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth in a matter of days depending on the type of system. The ADA recommends to have one's teeth checked by a dentist before undergoing any whitening method. Prior to implementing any take home Whitening solution Metropolitan Square Dental Care will examine the patient thoroughly. In doing so, we will review health and dental history (including allergies and sensitivities), observe hard and soft tissues, placement and conditions of restorations, and perform x-rays (if necessary) to determine the nature and depth of possible irregularities. Upon completing this check up, Metropolitan Square Dental Care will recommend a whitening product and program to as it best suits the patients needs.