Teeth Whitening — Coventry & Vernon
A Brighter, Whiter Smile
Whitening your teeth gives you a clean, youthful and attractive new look. Unfortunately, naturally white, beautiful teeth are quite uncommon, as often times the teeth have become stained or discolored with dietary habits and age. Coffee, tea, red wine and smoking can all discolor your teeth, leading to a dull, lifeless appearance. With advances in science and technology, teeth whitening has become one of the fastest growing areas in dentistry and delivers consistently excellent results. Drs. Hadden and Whidden use an advanced teeth whitening system at their Vernon and Coventry practice to allow patients to lighten their smile by up to eight shades.
Smiles Are A Valuable Asset
Statistics reveal that we place a high value on our smiles. According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey:
- 99.7% of all adults believe a smile is an important social asset
- 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex
- 74% of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person's chance for career success
- When patients were asked, "What would you like to improve most about your smile?," the most common response was "Whiter & brighter teeth."
If you are not happy with your smile, teeth whitening at our Vernon or Coventry practice may be a good first step.
Causes of Tooth Discoloration
Baby teeth are typically whiter than adult teeth and as we age, our adult teeth often become darker, yellower, or stained. This is partly why white teeth make people appear more youthful - they mimic the color of our youth.
Just as there are a number of ways to brighten teeth, there are also several different ways for teeth to become discolored. The main causes of externally darkened teeth are genetics, antibiotics, age, and certain deeply colored foods including red sauce, wine, teas, and coffee. Internal tooth discoloration is primarily caused by changes in the enamel of the tooth and the dentin. The main causes of internal tooth discoloration are exposure to high levels of fluoride, use of antibiotics as a child, developmental disorders, tetracycline, decay, fillings, root canal issues, and trauma.
There are many ways to whiten you teeth but the two most common and effective treatments include in-office whitening and professional take-home whitening systems. As a contrast to over-the-counter whitening systems, our professional grade whitening uses patented technology and chemistry to deliver consistently excellent results. Professionally supervised tooth whitening remains the safest, most effective method for brightening your smile.
Keys to success include:
Properly Fitting Mouth Trays
Often, over-the-counter tooth whitening trays do not fit the patient's mouth properly. Improperly fitting trays may cause the tooth whitening gel to leak, which can result in gum irritation and a less effective treatment. At our Vernon and Coventry practices, we make molds of your teeth and fabricate custom whitening trays specifically designed to optimize your experience.
More Comfortable Solutions
With today's dentist-supervised systems, even patients with the most sensitive teeth can undergo teeth whitening treatment. A combination of prescription strength fluoride application, combined with desensitizing agents during treatment can keep our patients more comfortable than ever before. After their pain free treatment, our patients enjoy the youthful, bright, and attractive smile they have always wanted.
Please contact our Vernon and Coventry office if you are interested in teeth whitening. We look forward to working with you.