There are two types of tooth discoloration. External discoloration, which is the most common, is usually the result tobacco products and foods and beverages that contain dark pigments, such as coffee, tea, red wine, blueberries, and foods with artificial and natural food colorings. Even some dark or brightly colored spices can be associated with staining. Foods and drinks like citrus fruits, energy drinks, and sodas can temporarily soften enamel and make it easier for stains to penetrate. Poor oral hygiene habits can also cause teeth to look dingy and gray, and, or course, simple aging is a culprit. This is partly why white teeth make people appear more youthful. Our teeth whitening kits are highly effective in correcting external discoloration. Less common is internal discoloration, which occurs as a result of changes in a tooth’s enamel or dentin. Causes of internal discoloration include certain medications, trauma or a root canal. Internal discoloration usually requires correction with other veneers, bonding or crowns.
We sell advanced whitening kits that utilize generic, reusable trays with a storage case, and professional-grade whitening gel that contains a significantly greater concentration of the whitening agent, hydrogen peroxide, than any product available over the counter. As a result, these kits deliver more dramatic whitening in a quicker amount of time. We have countless patients who love the convenience and amazing results achieved with our kits. That’s no surprise. In a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, whiter teeth was the number one improvement patients wanted to enhance their smile.
Yes. Teeth whitening is safe, according to numerous clinical studies.
Some patients experience mild sensitivity following whitening, but these effects usually disappear within a day or two.
At Sunrise Dental of Bothell/Mill Creek, we are dedicated to our patients' dental health. We accept most PPO insurances to make sure that all of our patients are covered. If your insurance is not listed or if you have any questions, please call our office to see how we can partner with you.
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