As one ages, the tooth enamel is worn down, revealing the yellow-colored dentin underneath. Staining foods such as coffee, tea, cola, and chocolate can speed up the yellowing process. For individuals with discolored teeth, teeth whitening is a safe option to restore a radiant, white smile. Ahoyt Family Dental offers in-office deep bleaching and take-home professional grade whitening solutions to help patients achieve the white teeth they deserve!
Teeth Whitening Methods
Dr. Ahoyt offers two options for teeth whitening in Plainfield: in-office bleaching and take-home whitening kits. At your in-office bleaching appointment, Dr. Ahoyt will apply a highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth. In-office deep bleaching allows patients to get drastic whitening results after a single 30-to-60-minute appointment.
For patients who prefer to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home, Dr. Ahoyt also offers take-home teeth whitening kits. The strength of the hydrogen peroxide gel provided in take-home kits is lower than the strength of the hydrogen peroxide gel Dr. Ahoyt applies to patients during in-office whitening. This makes it safer to use the gel for longer periods of time, but it also means it takes longer for patients to see results. Generally, take-home kits are worn a couple of hours a day. Patients can start seeing results after a few days or weeks, depending on the strength of the provided whitening gel.
Teeth Whitening Benefits
Whitening your teeth can help significantly restore your confidence in your appearance, which can improve your relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. Additionally, teeth whitening has been found to provide anti-cavity benefits, strong tooth enamel, and better overall enamel health.