Sweet Water Dentstry
Dr. Phillip Greer, D.D.S.
Teeth Whitening Methods
Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because of how it can improve your overall look. Whitening sometimes must be repeated in order to maintain a particularly bright color. The outer layer of a tooth is the enamel. The natural color of teeth is created by the scattering and reflection of light from the enamel along with the color of dentin beneath it. Teeth whitening is simply a process that removes stains and takes your yellow shade to a whiter shade.
Here at Sweet Water Dentistry, we have several different whitening options:
The first, and best, is called KOR. This is the best type of whitening available. If you choose this option, you will need to come to our Fairhope, AL office to get fitted for custom whitening tooth trays. You will then use these whitening trays for two weeks. After that, you will come to our office once again. This time, you will get an additional whitening process done by your dental hygienist.
Secondly, we have another option for whitening called Venus. This process also requires that you get fitted with mouth trays. You will take these trays home and complete the process of whitening your teeth at home.
The third whitening option we have is Opalescence Go. The process gives you 10 pre-loaded whitening trays. You simply wear each for ONLY 15 minutes a day to get the results you are after.
There are several common reasons that people get stained or yellow teeth. These include: Tobacco Use, Drinking dark liquids like coffee, cola, tea or red wine, Failure to take care of your teeth. Tooth whitener works well on surface stains, but it does not work on porcelain crowns or veneers. If you choose to do at-home tooth whitenings always read and follow the instructions. If you are interested in whitening, contact us today to set up an appointment to learn more!