Are you self-conscious about your smile? Do you refuse to smile in photos or cover your mouth when you laugh? Many people do, and if you are older it may feel like it’s too late for improvement. Braces take time and money, and they can be painful and limit your lifestyle. Fortunately, there is a quick, economical option for overhauling and upgrading your smile: teeth whitening. With professional whitening, you can enjoy a near-instant improvement to your smile that is safe and affordable.
Why Are My Teeth Discolored?
- Food and drinks
- Smoking and tobacco
- Trauma or injury to the jaw/teeth
Dark, tannic beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine, and sugary sodas are some of the leading causes of stained teeth. Even with the best care, however, teeth simply darken as we age. Fortunately, there’s a solution.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Professional teeth whitening uses a peroxide bleach to break up stains and lighten the color of the teeth. The peroxide can lighten stained teeth by as much as eight shades. For teeth darkened by age or injury, bleaching may not address the underlying cause, and tooth bonding or porcelain veneers may be needed to get the results you want.
Before your whitening treatment, Drs. Joseph Passaro and James Wooddell will meet with you to discuss your specific smile and the results you are looking for. Based on this, they will recommend a course of treatment – whitening, veneers, bonding, or a combination of the three. If you are a candidate for tooth whitening, Wooddell & Passaro offer both in-office and take-home options.
This is the fastest lightening option we offer. Through a combination of whitening gels and a special light, the teeth are lighted by up to eight shades in just an hour. In-office whitening is great for special events like birthdays and graduations. The high-quality materials minimize side effects and gum irritation.
For some, a take-home whitening kit may better fit their busy schedule. This option is more gradual. Your dentist will take dental molds to make custom whitening trays which maximize comfort while minimizing gum irritation. You will wear the trays for an average of about an hour each day over the course of several days. This option gradually whitens your smile.
Why Professional Whitening?
With so many over-the-counter options available these days, it’s a valid question. Our in-office treatment is much faster and more effective than an at-home drugstore option, for the instant wow factor you can’t get any other way. Our take-home treatment is also much more effective than store-bought whitening kits, and the high-quality materials and custom trays maximize results without sacrificing safety or comfort.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are looking for a quick, easy, affordable way to improve your smile and your confidence, look no further than professional teeth whitening at Wooddell & Passaro Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry. Contact or office at (410) 343-7075 or contact us online, and schedule an appointment today.