Over time, your teeth may become dull, yellowed or stained. This can occur due to a number of factors, including:
- The natural aging process
- Poor dental hygiene
- Use of tobacco products, including smoking
- Illness or the use of certain medications
- Fluorosis (excessive fluoride consumption)
- Foods and drinks that stain
While there are many over-the-counter whitening products available, nothing can lighten and brighten your teeth more quickly or effectively than professional teeth whitening. Professional whitening treatments involve the use of a powerful whitening gel. This gel is applied to the surfaces of your teeth, where it works to break up stains and discoloration and improve the appearance of your teeth. Both in-office and take-home teeth whitening are available for your use.
In-office whitening is completed in our practice under the supervision of our dentist and team. With this type of whitening, we apply the gel to your teeth and activate it with a special light. This kick-starts the whitening process, and within an hour, you will be able to walk out of our office with a noticeably brighter smile. Take-home whitening, however, relies on the use of special trays. These trays are filled with the whitening gel and then worn as directed by our dentist. Over a period of several weeks, the gel will gradually lighten your teeth until you reach the desired shade of white.
For more information about teeth whitening in Littleton, Colorado, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Erik Palmberg, call us today at (303) 741-4600.