Rochester Dental
4893 Rochester Road Suite C
Troy, MI 48085
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By Rochester Dental
May 17, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Is your bright, white smile only a fond memory these days? It's not unusual for your smile to fade over the years, but it doesn't have to stay dull and yellow. Teeth whitening offers a simple, effective way to brighten your smile. Your Troy, MI, dentists Drs. William Carmody and Debra Halsey offer teeth whitening and other services that improve your smile, here at Rochester Dental.

How can teeth whitening help you?

Right or wrong, society places a high value on white teeth. Yellow teeth may make you look older or feel less confident in social or work situations. Teeth whitening in Troy easily removes stains that dull your smile, improving your appearance and your self-esteem.

How does teeth whitening work?

Brushing alone won't keep your smile white. Brushing can't remove dark pigments from foods and beverages that tend to become trapped in microscopic pores in your tooth enamel. During a teeth whitening session, your Troy, MI, dentist coats your teeth with a gel that contains hydrogen peroxide. The gel oozes into the tiny pores and breaks apart the pigments that cause stains, leaving your smile brighter.

Before your treatment begins, a protective gel will be applied to your roots to reduce sensitivity. Plastic retractors placed in your mouth will prevent your lips and cheeks from coming into contact with the whitening gel. Every professional treatment also includes a dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar. Without this crucial step, your teeth might look speckled after your cleaning, as hydrogen peroxide can't lighten plaque and tartar.

Professional whitening only takes about an hour and may lighten your smile by as much as three to eight shades.

Why should I choose professional teeth whitening?

Professional-strength whitening agents work much faster than over-the-counter products because they contain higher formulations of hydrogen peroxide. In fact, most people only need one whitening session at the dentist's office.

Professional whitening is also safer and offers more consistent results. If do-it-yourself trays don't fit your mouth precisely, or strips don't cover your teeth completely, your teeth may appear two-tone. After a professional whitening session, your teeth will be uniformly white. 

Brighten your smile with teeth whitening. Call your Troy, MI, dentists Drs. William Carmody and Debra Halsey of Rochester Dental at  (248) 528-0700 to schedule an appointment.