Having healthy-looking white teeth is vital for making a good impression and boosting your self-confidence. If your teeth are stained or discolored, cosmetic dentistry expert Anna Vasilev, DMD, of Arnica Dental in Frisco, Texas, can help with expert teeth whitening treatments that offer a better experience and less discomfort. You can achieve the gleaming smile you desire at your convenience using Dr. Vasilev's take-home teeth whitening trays. Call Arnica Dental today to find out more or schedule a consultation using the online form.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that restores the sparkling whiteness of healthy teeth.
The enamel that forms the rigid outer part of your teeth is hard-wearing but has a tendency to stain. Over time, this staining can make your teeth look more yellow or brown than white. If your teeth look stained, it can affect your self-confidence and make you reluctant to show off your teeth.
At Arnica Dental, Dr. Vasilev offers effective teeth whitening treatments that eradicate stains and give you back brilliantly white teeth, so you feel proud to smile again.
Everyday eating and drinking can gradually cause stains to develop on your teeth, which becomes more noticeable as you get older. Teeth that are damaged or decayed also tend to stain more easily.
Regularly brushing and flossing keeps your teeth healthy, but staining can still occur and is even worse if you smoke or drink a lot of coffee, tea, or red wine.
If your teeth aren't as white as you'd like them to be, teeth whitening is a straightforward, cost-effective solution.
Arnica Dental provides custom-made take-home trays and whitening gel that contains hydrogen peroxide. This chemical is far more potent than any over-the-counter teeth whitening gel or toothpaste.
When you apply the teeth whitening gel, the enamel on your teeth absorbs the hydrogen peroxide. Oxygen molecules spread through the enamel, breaking the bonds of the molecules that create the staining.
Teeth whitening isn't painful but may make sensitive teeth more uncomfortable for a few days after your treatment. Using toothpaste for sensitive teeth should resolve the issue.
Each patient's teeth respond differently, so there's no set frequency at which you should use teeth whitening treatments. When you see Dr. Vasilev, she gives you very clear guidance on how to use your at-home teeth whitening trays and can advise you how often it's safe to repeat the treatments.
While serious side effects are most unlikely, you can cause your teeth to dehydrate if you leave the teeth whitening gel on for too long, which can increase the risk of tooth decay.
To find out more about the benefits of using take-home teeth whitening products, call Arnica Dental today or book an appointment online.
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