Many people associate professional teeth whitening with movie stars and brides but in fact, it is the most popular procedure in cosmetic dentistry.
Stained or discolored teeth are very common among adults of all ages, and come from a variety of sources, such as coffee, red wine, soda, tea, aging, tobacco and some medications. Those of us with stained teeth tend to brush more vigorously which can remove the enamel from your teeth, causing further discoloration and serious dental problems. Others use over-the-counter whitening kits, but they dont have the prescription strength and lasting effects of a professional teeth-whitening kit.
The key to a long lasting, bright, white smile is to have them whitened by custom trays that are fabricated to fit your teeth comfortably with a prescription strength whitening gel that is only available in a cosmetic dental office like ours.
Despite popular belief, not every patient should have whitening. Restorations such as fillings, bondings, and crowns do not change color so although your natural teeth may whiten, those teeth will not making in uneven appearance of your smile. Also patients with a history of periodontal disease, tooth decalcification, or tooth sensitivity may have adverse reaction to whitening such as extreme tooth sensitivity and mouth sores. To find out if you are a candidate for cosmetic whitening, be sure to receive solid advice and professional care from Dr. Natour where we can monitor your progress and help you get that beautiful white smile you would like.