TEETH WHITENING IN CHESHIRE AND WALLINGFORD CT
Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. Surveys conducted by reputed cosmetic dentistry organizations say many Americans agree that a beautiful smile can have a remarkable effect on career growth. With people becoming more cautious about their smile, there are several developments taking place in cosmetic dentistry field to address the needs. Tooth whitening is a widely preferred cosmetic dentistry treatment today. It is affordable, quick and safe when it is done at a dental office. If you are a resident of Cheshire, Wallingford or Hamden city, make an appointment and visit our dental office for our Iveri Whitening consultation. Our experienced dentist Dr. Ross A Kaplan recommends the best solutions for the esthetic needs of your smile.
The color of your teeth and tooth whitening
The natural color of teeth varies from one person to another. The color shades can be broadly classified into four types which are reddish brown, reddish yellow, gray and reddish gray. Based on genetics, thickness of enamel, oral hygiene and general health, the color shade may be different for every person. Tooth whitening procedures can help clear stain and brighten the teeth. The extent to which the color shade improves depends on the thickness of enamel and oral health of the patient. Following are few causes for tooth discoloration.
- Heavy consumption of dark-colored fluids like coffee, tea, cola and wine
- Medicines like tetracycline
Iveri Tooth whitening – The way we do it at Hamden, CT
There can be several causes for discoloration of teeth. Dr. Kaplan firstly performs a thorough check of teeth to look for signs of decay. Tooth decay may be an unfavorable condition to perform tooth whitening. Therefore the decay is treated first. Pictures of teeth are taken and the color shade is gauged using a shade scale. This can help us compare the changes in color before and after treatment.
Iveri tooth whitening solution has whitening agents like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The whitening gel can enter the porous enamel layer and undergo oxidation to clear stain. Firstly we apply a protective Vitamin E oil over gums. A whitening tray containing the gel is placed over teeth. A special LED light is used to increase the speed of the whitening process. It may take about 20 minutes for the Iveri whitening process to complete. Since the process takes place in our fully-equipped office by a professional team, it is completely safe and the results too are brilliant