Will Teeth Whitening Work for You?

Teeth whitening treatment can be used to create a whiter, brighter smile for many patients. If you’ve experienced some staining and discoloration on your teeth, you’re not alone. Many people experience staining as a result of simple lifestyle habits. The foods you eat and drinks you drink can contribute to staining over time. Teeth whitening treatment bleaches the pigment out of your teeth to return them to their bright, white appearance. Teeth whitening through your dentist offers you access to powerful treatment that can deliver exceptional results.

What Can Whitening Treatment Do for Your Teeth?

The enamel that covers the surfaces of your teeth is incredibly strong and durable. It can stand up to decades of wear, but it’s not entirely solid. In fact, enamel is porous, which means that tiny particles, like the pigment found in food and drinks, can become trapped beneath the surface of your enamel. Over time, a buildup of this pigment can cause a yellowing or discoloration in the appearance of your smile. Teeth whitening treatment uses short periods of exposure to a bleaching agent that will remove the pigment from beneath the surface layer of your teeth and whiten them.

Why Choose Your Dentist vs. Over-the-Counter Products?

You’ve probably seen plenty of different kinds of teeth whitening products. Many drugstores carry over-the-counter options in the form of strips or trays. These products work for some individuals, but the bleaching agents inside aren’t as strong as what your dentist can provide. Plus, your dentist may have access to options like “Zoom in-office whitening,” which uses a light-activated gel and lamp to whiten your teeth. Your dentist has options that typically deliver more serious whitening results, and having a professional on board to monitor your treatment can consult with you can be valuable during the process.

What Can You Do When Teeth Whitening Treatment Won’t Work?

While teeth whitening treatment is an effective way for many patients to whiten their teeth, the treatment doesn’t work on every type of stain. If the staining your teeth are experiencing is coming from inside — intrinsic staining — then whitening treatment won’t bleach out the pigment. Instead, you may want to consider a cosmetic alternative like porcelain dental veneers to create the bright, white smile you’re after.

Choose Zoom Whitening at Rodem Tree Dental

At Rodem Tree Dental, we can build a custom cosmetic plan for your teeth. Zoom in-office whitening through Rodem Tree can create brilliant results that you’ll love. Through the end of the year, Zoom whitening is on sale at Rodem Tree for $50 off the normal treatment price. Learn more about teeth whitening treatment options by contacting Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, TX at 972-475-2321.