Teeth Whitening in Scottsdale Arizona
Developmental disturbances and dietary habits often result in staining and discoloration of teeth. Teeth become dull, yellowish, grey, black and even green in some individuals. Stained teeth pose esthetic problems and people feel shy during smiling and talking. Discolored teeth shatter their confidence at work. Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona provides state of the art teeth whitening treatment procedures for stained and discolored teeth in order to enhance your smile. Various queries regarding teeth discolorations and teeth whitening procedures are summarized for general public knowledge.
What are causes of discoloration of teeth?
Coffee, tea, colored carbonated drinks such as colas and wine can discolor teeth. Certain fruits and vegetables such as apples and potatoes are also associated with staining of teeth. Blackish stains are common in chain smokers especially on the inside surfaces of teeth. Genetic diseases and childhood trauma disturb enamel and dentine formation resulting in discoloration of affected teeth. A number of medications used by the mothers during development periods of children cause internal staining in child’s teeth. Drugs such as tetracycline antibiotics are associated with stains which are not easy to remove even with aggressive bleaching procedures. Aging itself is a major reason for yellowing of teeth due to wear of surface enamel and exposure of underlying yellow dentin. Last but not the least poor oral hygiene is the prime contributor in all these type of staining mechanisms. Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona recommend thorough tooth brushing and flossing procedures as these can prevent or decrease the intensity of development of tooth discolorations.
Will the teeth whitening procedures damage my teeth?
Modern teeth whitening agents are quite safe in this regard as these are used in lower concentrations. 10% carbamide peroxide is used most often by Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona which does not cause any permanent damage to enamel of teeth.
Will I get a permanent teeth whitening effect?
Teeth whitening effect requires meticulous oral hygiene measures and prevention of intake of beverages, smoking and other causes of discolorations in order to last for longer time periods. Teeth whitening effect gets lesser with time and a touch up appointment can be scheduled with Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona after a year or as required.
Is there a possibility that the teeth whitening agents will damage the gums and nerves of my teeth?
This is not true with the modern teeth whitening agents. Nerves of the teeth remain safe during these procedures. Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona will take necessary precautions for your complete safety. A gum protective material will applied at the boundary of teeth and soft tissues to provide complete protection. A rubber dam application will be carried out during the procedure to protect the tongue and floor of mouth in case of spillage of the bleaching agents.
Will the teeth whitening cause tooth sensitivity?
Temporary sensitivity is a common occurrence with all teeth whitening procedures but it will be gone in quick time. Further application of fluoride varnishes by the dentist soon after teeth whitening will lessen sensitivity. A desensitizing tooth paste will also be prescribed by Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona following a teeth whitening procedure.
What are the different methods of teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening can be performed in the dental office of Dr Jerome Riddle in Phoenix Arizona with state of the art equipment and professional methods. The in office whitening procedure requires multiple visits over a period of a few months. Teeth whitening can be done through the provision of custom made tray in which bleaching agent will be applied by you at home. This involves an impression taking visit of your teeth which will be sent to the dental laboratory for fabrication of a tray according to the size of teeth. Spaces are left in the tray for bleaching agent. You will be thoroughly briefed about application of bleaching agent before its use. If you cannot come for multiple visits at the dental office, you can benefit from at home bleaching trays.
Visit Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office located at 7010 East Chauncy Lane, suite # 140 Phoenix AZ, 85054 or call us today at (480)-991-4410 or visit our website http:// http://www.jeromeriddledds.com/ for the expert opinion of our cosmetic dentists.