Brighten Your Smile at Our Willoughby Hills Dental Office
Our smiles are features that tend to be immediately noticed by others. However, experiencing tooth discoloration is a fact of life that most individuals deal with. Fortunately, there are methods of regaining the brightness that was once a natural part of the smile. At Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills, Dr. Wallace offers professional teeth whitening services.
Our Willoughby Hills dentist can help you achieve your dream smile by boosting the brightness of your teeth and dramatically reducing the amount of discoloration or stains you’ve accumulated. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Wallace, call our dental office at 440-210-0999.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment designed to erase years of stubborn stains and discoloration from the teeth. Professional teeth whitening treatments utilize high-quality bleaching products to break stains down into smaller pieces that become easier to remove. In just one appointment at our Willoughby Hills dental office, you can achieve a smile that’s dramatically whiter and brighter.
Why Do Teeth Stain?
Over time, you may start to notice a change in your tooth color. There are various reasons teeth tend to stain.
Food and Drinks
Many food items and drinks contribute to the staining of teeth, including coffee, red wine, dark berries, soda, and more. The pigments in these items attach to the white, outer part of your tooth and cause discoloration.
Below your tooth enamel, there’s another layer called dentin (which is naturally more yellow). As we age, the tooth enamel becomes thinner, exposing more of the yellowish dentin.
The two chemicals in tobacco, tar and nicotine, lead to deep stains on the teeth.
Certain medications may have side effects of tooth darkening. Chemotherapy and neck radiation may also darken teeth.
If you’ve been hit in the mouth or suffered from other oral injuries, your teeth may change color as it’s not receiving adequate blood flow anymore. Over time, the tooth may heal itself. Please visit your dentist after a mouth injury for a proper exam.
Teeth Whitening At Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills Explained By Dr. Michael Stern
Are you worried about your stained teeth? Watch this video to learn about the methods available to get your smile whitened. In this video Dr. Michael Stern from Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills near Willoughby Hills, OH explains all the whitening methods they have.
What are the methods of teeth whitening?
This depends on how fast someone wants the teeth to be whitened. The traditional method in dentistry is take-home whitening.
The dentist’s office will make custom-fitted fluoride application trays, like miniature versions of mouth guards.
How does the traditional whitening trays work?
The trays sit over the teeth, and they don’t go over the gums. The patient will put on a whitening solution on these devices.
The speediness of this method is variable. It depends according to the amount of stains and the type of enamel.
What is Zoom teeth whitening?
In our office, we also do the Zoom teeth whitening system. It takes about 2 hours, and when done, the patient’s teeth can be seen noticeably whiter.
The patient also gets custom whitening trays made to take home with them, which they can use when needed after some time when the teeth get less white.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
We understand that there are many choices when it comes to teeth whitening. While over-the-counter products may promise stellar results, professional teeth whitening is proven more effective and safe. Other benefits include:
- Quick, easy, and painless results
- Guaranteed results
- A boost in self-confidence
- Customized treatments
- Comfortable environment
Our Teeth Whitening Treatment
At Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills, Dr. Wallace offers ZOOM! teeth whitening. This whitening system is completed chairside and provides same-day results. Patients can achieve teeth up to eight shades whiter in less than two hours. The appointment starts with a teeth cleaning, and then our dentist will apply a whitening gel to the enamel and activate it with a special light. The teeth are cleaned once more, and then you can leave with a beautiful smile.
Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills is serious about helping you keep your smile dazzling. For our patients in good oral health, we offer the Perpetual White Sale lifetime tooth-whitening program using an ODA-approved whitening solution. However, patients who want to quickly and easily enhance their smile are welcome to ask about the cost of ZOOM! whitening and the results it can provide you.
Frequently Asked Questions
The results from professional teeth whitening typically last as long as three years with proper oral care. To ensure your results last for longer, avoid stain-inducing food or drink and keep up with a consistent oral hygiene routine.
Yes, oftentimes yellow teeth can become white! Yellow stains on your teeth are usually on the outermost layer and can be erased with professional teeth whitening treatments. However, some stains may be resistant to whitening. In cases where teeth can’t be whitened, porcelain veneers or Lumineers may be recommended as an alternative.
As we age, the outer layer of the tooth enamel can slowly wear away, exposing the yellowish dentin beneath. Yellow teeth can also be hereditary, as some may inherit thicker tooth enamel than others do. Some foods and beverages may also cause your teeth to stain and become more yellow.
Visit Dr. Wallace for a Brighter Smile
Wishing for a whiter and brighter smile that you can show off proudly? At Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills, Dr. Wallace provides professional teeth whitening treatments to ensure patients can achieve the smile of their dreams. To schedule your visit with our dentist, call our Willoughby Hills, OH dental office at 440-210-0999. You can also fill out our online contact form for more information.