Teeth whitening in Wallingford, CT is the way to a sparkling smile
If you are looking for the best way to whiten your teeth, talk to your trusted dentist at Wolfy Dental Group in Wallingford, CT. Our professional teeth whitening system is more effective, longer lasting, faster, and safer than over the counter products. A single treatment lightens teeth an average of five to ten shades with immediate results.
What to expect
We will begin with an examination and a discussion about your goals to determine the best treatment plan. If you are a good candidate for whitening, your dentist will probably recommend starting with professional teeth cleaning. This removes biofilm, allowing the formula to fully contact the tooth surface. For in-office treatment, we use a powerful formula, which is professionally applied for optimal safety. The results are visible immediately.
Teeth whitening is gentle and noninvasive, so there is no downtime or recovery period. However, the whitening process can make enamel more permeable. For the first couple of days after treatment, your teeth are susceptible to re-staining. To preserve your results, it is advisable to avoid dark colored foods and beverages for about 48 hours, and to rinse your mouth after meals.
What causes stains on teeth?
Virtually anything you consume, or anything enamel is exposed to, has the potential to stain your teeth. However, some substances are much more likely to stain your teeth. These include:
- Nicotine (from smoking or chewing tobacco)
- Red wine
- Black tea
- Red (tomato based) sauces
- Food coloring
Is teeth whitening right for you?
If you have stains on your teeth and you want a brighter smile, then the answer is probably yes. However, sometimes the problem is not typical staining. For example, the stains are actually dark inclusions within the tooth, or the enamel has worn thin, allowing darker layers to show through. In these cases, whitening may not be effective. Porcelain veneers might be a batter option. Additionally, if you have old fillings or crowns that are darker than you would like, they would need to be replaced with lighter ones. Whitening only works on natural tooth enamel.
Are you ready for a dazzling smile?
If you want to enjoy your brightest smile, call us at (203) 902-3629 and schedule a teeth whitening appointment