Professional teeth whitening is the easiest way you can improve your appearance. And at Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro, teeth whitening is one of the things we do best.
First, a caveat: not everyone responds the same to teeth whitening. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.
- Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.
- Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out, but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.
- Combination: Some people have both types of staining. As we age our teeth change, no matter how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that enamel thins, while the dentin underneath fades and yellows.
Over-the-counter products can lighten your teeth to a certain extent. But none of them compare to the results you’ll get from professional teeth whitening. We provide Zoom! in-office whitening, and take-home kits that you can use as time permits.
Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Owensboro provides a full range of dental services, from cleanings and checkups to dental implants, and to gum disease treatment. Schedule an appointment today.