Teeth Whitening

Dental Teeth Whitening

Dental Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of patients with stained, dull or discolored teeth.

The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is warn away by the effect of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.

Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth’s enamel by certain proteins. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce as well as red wines are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.

One type of stain which is caused by traumatic injuries, medications or fluorosis actually begins inside the tooth. Brushing and flossing does not help to remove these stains. Another type of stain which is caused by external factors such as foods can be more easily attacked by brushing , flossing and rinsing.

More and more patients today are choosing tooth whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains.

Some commercially available whitening toothpastes can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth’s enamel.

Whitening agents actually change the color of your teeth, but only are effective on certain types of stains. For example, bleaching agents have a difficult time removing brownish or grayish stains. These products also are not effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth colored fillings, or porcelain veneers.

Professional whitening performed by our office is considered to be the most effective and safest
method. When performed properly, tooth whitening can last as long as five years.

Ernst Family Dentistry

Dr. Christopher B. Ernst, D.M.D.
509 Washington Ave.
Newtown, PA 18940
tel: (215) 968.1902

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