One of the most common complaints we hear from patients is that their teeth have become yellowed and darkened over time. This issue can ruin the look of a person’s smile, and it can make a person appear older. At Stein Family Dentistry, we offer professional whitening treatments that are designed to brighten one’s smile and provide a youthful look that radiates with strength and well-being.
A person’s teeth naturally yellow as they age. The issue is caused by the exterior tooth enamel becoming increasingly transparent. This exposes more of the inner dentin material, which is yellow in color. Additionally, a person’s teeth will experience internal staining which causes the inner dentin to become darker over time. Professional teeth whitening treatments work to brighten the inner dentin material of the teeth.
Although teeth discolorations are a natural part of aging, there are certain issues that can worsen the problem. Some of the causes of teeth discolorations include:
- Consuming certain foods and drinks
- Smoking and using tobacco products
- Excessive wear and tear on the teeth
- Inadequate oral hygiene and dental care
- Oral injury and trauma to the mouth
- Natural aging and certain genetics
The process of professional teeth whitening uses a specialized hydrogen peroxide gel. This gel is applied directly to a patient’s teeth, and it is activated to produce oxygen ions. These ions will enter the inner structure of the teeth to break down any internal staining and discoloration of the dentin. By doing this, stains are eliminated, while the structure of the teeth remains strong and intact. This makes professional teeth whitening incredibly safe, and the overall results look remarkably natural. Most treatments can be completed in under an hour, and the patient should feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire process.
At Stein Family Dentistry, we feature the Opalescence Teeth Whitening Brand in our whitening treatments. Opalescence has helped millions of people to brighten their teeth and improve their smiles. It is highly respected in the dental community, and we are proud to use it in our practice. Just one treatment with Opalescence can leave teeth up to eight shades whiter. Most of our patients achieve the whitening results that they want after just one appointment; however, some patients receive additional treatments to further brighten their smiles.
If you want to brighten your smile and improve the look of your teeth, then professional whitening may be right for you. A visit to Stein Family Dentistry is the first step to getting started. Please call us at (509) 747-5586 to schedule an appointment.
Our Happy Patients
“I went in today, after having the same dentist since I was a child. She retired, and Dr. Stein took her place. I was fearful, as I think trust is important in a dental relationship. I met Dr. Stein for the first time, and he put me at ease. Very professional, listened to my concerns, and did a painless filling and other services. I would highly recommend Dr. Stein if you are looking for a new dentist. Glad to see some of the same staff remaining as well.”
“I went in today for an X-ray and exam and I got so much more! Considering my dental insurance hasn’t kicked in yet I knew it would be expensive that being said I didn’t know what all I’d be getting done, when being told that I needed a root canal I was more than nervous about it (concerned about the cost) Dr. Stein Totally worked with my budget and set me up with a payment plan. Throughout my time there he kept saying “let’s get you out of pain first” He got me in a chair right away and took care of the root canal on the spot. I thought that was Quite impressive considering that some places will have you schedule another appointment with them For a later date, so with all that being said I’m very happy with his work even more so, happy that I’ve found a dentist. Feels good to be a part of the family.”
“Everyone in this office is very friendly and caring; having an appointment here is always like visiting with friends! Met Dr. Stein for the first time today, after having had the same trusted dentist for many years. Dr. Stein seems very pleasant and gentle. Will be happy to continue my dental care here.”
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