HAVING A BEAUTIFUL SMILE IS EASY

TOOTH WHITENING is safe, quick, and inexpensive. It also ranks above any other cosmetic dental treatment. If you would like to whiten your teeth, just let Smile Reflections know at any cleaning or dental appointment. You can choose to lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.

WHITENING VS BLEACHING

There is a debate about these two procedures-bleaching and whitening. According to the FDA, the term “bleaching” must be used in procedures the require teeth whitening beyond their natural look. Professional dental teeth bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discoloration can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology solutions, we can offer a safe method for brightening your smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.

Whitening, on the other hand, is the process in which the teeth’s natural color is restored through cleaning or removing dirt. Practically, whitening is a simpler and most common used term compared to bleaching.

WHAT CAUSES DISCOLORATIONS

While some of us are naturally born with yellowish, greenish-grey colored teeth, several factors can also add to staining such as:

  • Age
  • Eating habits
  • Smoking
  • Excessive consumption of fluoride or teeth staining chemicals or drugs

BENEFITS OF TEETH WHITENING

  • Corrects brown, yellow, and spotted tooth staining
  • Works on people of any age
  • Nearly permanent solution for restoring brightness and brings a smile alive

CONSIDERATIONS FOR TEETH WHITENING

Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can cause harm to the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.

Smile Reflections Family Dentist Vahid N. Hamidi DDS, has practiced a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry for over 18 years in our office in Tucson, Arizona. Services include tooth bleaching/whitening, Invisalign, Teeth-colored fillings, porcelain crowns and veneers, dental implant restorations and bridges in our clinic — with an emphasis on long-term dental health and preventive dentistry.  Our dentists provide treatment with a care like no other.  Our procedures and work are of the highest quality and cleanliness.