Teeth Whitening Weatherford TX

by | Mar 6, 2013 | Dentist

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There are a variety of ways to whiten your teeth, actually teeth whitening as a procedure has never been more readily available. One small hint, before you book an appointment for teeth whitening in Weatherford TX, make sure you have a general oral exam and teeth cleaning. To achieve the best results from whitening, any surface stains should first be eliminated.

Can you get your teeth whitened?

Not everyone can avail of teeth whitening, there are certain circumstances that may prevent you from using a teeth whitening solution, and they are:

* Teeth which have been restored, such as having veneers or bonded by using white fillings. People who have had these dental treatments will not be able to use whiteners that contain hydrogen or peroxide. If these chemicals are used and the whitening process is attempted, those teeth that were veneered or bonded will stick out and look artificial. The only solution is to replace the veneers and bonding to match the color of the teeth that were whitened.

* Teeth that have internal staining or those that have been subjected to a root canal may not be affected by the treatment used for teeth whitening in Weatherford TX. However, it is possible to have an internal whitening procedure done.

* Teeth with a yellow hue whiten the best; teeth with a brown or grey hue often do not take the treatment well.

* People who have hypersensitive teeth and expectant mothers must not undergo teeth whitening.

What is the process of teeth whitening?

The first layer of the tooth surface is the enamel. The enamel is semi-translucent, or clear. Below the enamel is the dentin, which is typically yellow, but it may be brown, grey or even black. It is the hue of the dentin that is seen through the enamel. Teeth whitening in Weatherford TX is when the dentin is whitened by putting a solution of peroxide on the outer most layer of enamel, the pores in the enamel open and the peroxide reaches the dentin, and bleaches it. The overall result is whiter teeth.

There are a number of products available for Teeth Whitening in Weatherford TX. Some are professional products and used by the dentist in his office, others are professional products sourced from the dentist but used at home and lastly there are over-the-counter whiteners.

When you decide to have your teeth whitened, you must have realistic expectations. It may take several treatments to get the degree of whiteness that you desire, furthermore, the process may not be permanent. Teeth will naturally stain from food, drinks and smoking. To keep them white as long as possible, brush and floss daily and continue seeing your dentist for cleanings and oral exams.

Teeth whitening in Weatherford TX is but one of the cosmetic specialties handled by Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Weatherford. Call today and enjoy a beautiful smile backed up with gleaming teeth.

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