If your smile is yellowing, or is simply not as bright and vibrant as it once was, it is probably affecting you in ways most other people don’t even notice. Maybe you try to keep your mouth closed while everyone else is smiling for a picture, or you feel self-conscious talking to people because you’re silently hoping they are not noticing the yellow tint. At Dolphin Dental near St. Petersburg, we don’t believe there is any reason that you should let your smile keep you from being your happiest, most confident self. With our teeth whitening services, you no longer need to hold yourself back from smiling or laughing freely!
If you have had braces or any other kind of dental work done, it would be a disappointment to feel like you can’t show off the improvements just because of some discoloration. There is no shame in wanting to have your teeth whitened; yellowing does not mean you are unhygienic—it can happen to people for a variety of reasons such as:
- Drinking coffee, wine, cola products
Overtime, minerals penetrate the enamel of our teeth, causing discoloration. But at Dolphin Dental, we can provide teeth whitening assistance that will reverse these effects and give you a bright, white smile you’ll be proud to show off!
How Teeth Whitening Works
The majority of yellowing on teeth can be attributed to what is known as “pellicle film”—which is the layer that forms over your enamel. Through scraping and chemical treatments, dentists are able to get rid of this layer. But, overtime some of this film can eventually make its way into the enamel; since enamel is porous, reaching the stains to get rid of them becomes that much more difficult. The teeth whitening process essentially uses a type of bleach that set off a chemical, oxidation reaction in the deep layers to reach these stains and disrupt their compounds.
When you come to us, we will first examine your mouth and look for any existing cavities, gum disease, etc. Then, we will take impressions of your teeth and make models for them. The trays we will create for you will be custom and form fitting—unlike the standard trays included in over the counter whitening products! As a result, you will be able to comfortably wear them for the necessary amount of time.
Please note that we make it a mission to stay up to date on the latest health news and research. We do not condone any procedures that have been found to be unproductive, ineffective, or harmful. If you are interested in improving your smile, or having whiter teeth, please give our office near St. Petersburg a call today at 727-393-9334, or request an appointment online!