Everybody likes a bright white smile. Tooth whitening is a process that bleaches the enamel to lighten and remove tooth discoloration and stains from teeth. Tooth discoloration can be caused many factors, including: beverages that stain (such as coffee, teas, and colas), tobacco, trauma, tetracycline (antibiotic) staining, excessive fluoride, and nerve degeneration.
Many dentists consider the teeth bleaching process the safest cosmetic procedure available today. Research and clinical studies show that under the supervision of your dentist, whitening teeth with carbamide peroxide and/or hydrogen peroxide is safe for both teeth and gums. These whiteners usually come in a gel form and are applied by the use of a custom-fitted mouth guard, which Dr. Williams will make for you, fitting your teeth precisely.
If you are a candidate for tooth whitening, you should consider chair side tooth whitening at Dr. Williams’s dental office. Sessions generally take from 30 minutes to one hour. At South Denver Dental Group, we can also provide you with a bleaching kit for home use.