Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental service that William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio provides almost daily. Everyone, it seems, would like to have a brighter smile.
Our teeth whitening patients affirm that a whiter smile boosts self confidence and can take years of wear and discoloration away to reveal a brighter smile.
Teeth whitening and teeth bleaching, however, describe two different things. Surface cracks and stains arise on tooth enamel, exposing the yellower dentin below the surface. Discoloration can be the result of the natural aging process, illness, genetics, or dark colored food or drink. Foods and beverages that are both dark colored and acidic— like wine, coffee, and tomato sauce—have even stronger staining power.
Teeth whitener can refer to any product used to remove stains from tooth enamel: toothpaste, DIY strips, and some mouthwashes are safe and cost-effective and can improve teeth with continued, regular use. They’re a good choice for anyone with sensitive teeth and gums.
The term “bleaching” is used to mean a teeth whitening product that contains a form of bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. For best results, teeth bleaching should be administered in-office by a dentist. The results tend to be far superior to any over-the-counter product.
At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio we have transformed countless smiles with our teeth whitening. People from Shavano Park, Leon Springs, and Beorne come to us for whitening and other cosmetic dentistry services. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!