What is Tooth Whitening? Teeth-Whitening---Eley-Family-Dentistry-Melbourne-Florida-Dentist

Tooth whitening is a procedure in which teeth lighten when spots and stains are removed. This is a cosmetic procedure that is commonly practiced at our office. The goal of this procedure is to restore your beautiful smile. Tooth Whitening is not a permanent procedure. There will be follow up whitening sessions to maintain the natural looking smile.

Why Do You Need Tooth Whitening?

Throughout the years your smile may have taken some damage. This damage can lead to discoloration and stains leading to an unpleasant smile. If you are having thoughts such as, “I wish my smile was brighter”. This procedure will make your smile its whitest.

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Teeth can be stained or yellowed by the usage of tobacco, drinking coffee, soda, tea and red wine. Neglect or ill care of the teeth and the aging process lead to stains and yellowing. The top layer of the tooth is called the enamel. The natural color of teeth is created by the reflection of the enamel mixed with the dentin under the enamel. The thickness and smoothness of the enamel is dependent on genes. Some enamel easily reflect the light because of the enamel thickness. However, a thin layer forms on the enamel called pellicle that picks up stains. All this damage develops visible stains that are removable by a tooth whitening procedure. Eley Family Dentistry’s staff will work to provide you with a comfortable, beautiful smile.

What Teeth Whitening’s Types Are There?

The tooth whitening process has two primary types of whitening procedures. These procedures are non-vital whitening and vital whitening. The non-vital is performed on a tooth that has already had the root-canal procedure. You have no reason to worry as there is no living nerve being worked on. Contrary to non-vital is vital whitening which is performed on a tooth with a living nerve. This type of whitening procedure is the most commonly used for teeth whitening. The non-vital whitening procedure is only used when vital whitening can’t be performed.

What is the Tooth Whitening Procedure?

The Tooth Whitening Procedure is typically a one visit procedure. However, this does not mean that the whitening is a permanent solution. If not properly cared for, the stains will come back especially with the consumption of staining foods and drinks. The whiteness begins to gradually fade after about a month or two. Even if you avoid staining foods, another whitening may be needed in 6 to 12 months. The first step will be examining the patient’s teeth and identifying the causes of stains to prevent future stains. Then our staff will perform a cleaning to remove the layer of bacteria, food and other substances that are contributing to the staining. After the cleaning, the teeth whitening procedure begins. Eley Family Dentistry aims to give an easy, enjoyable dental experience.

How Much Does Tooth Whitening Cost?

Eley Family Dentistry emphasizes patient oriented practice meaning that we will provide the most affordable options. Tooth Whitening can vary depending on which type of whitening option you choose. We will work with the patient to provide optimal dental care.

Why Us?

Here at Eley Family Dentistry, our qualified staff perform this procedure as well as many other cosmetic dental procedures. We want to provide you with a beautiful, healthy, white smile. Tooth Whitening is only one of our many different cosmetic treatments. Come to Eley Family Dentistry to receive the best dental care in Melbourne, Florida.

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Melbourne Office: (321) 622-8711

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