Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing with whitening toothpaste, however; if you decide you would like to go beyond this to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate the at home bleaching option.
Your teeth are made up of a soft inner dentin layer and a hard, semi-porous outer enamel layer. When you eat, smoke, drink or chew, a sticky film gradually forms on top of the enamel. Over time, this sticky film allows foreign compounds to penetrate into the porous enamel layer, creating stains.
This is where tooth whiteners come in. The whiteners use bleaching chemicals to penetrate into the enamel and remove (bleach) the staining compounds. Dentist-supervised tooth whitening involves the controlled use of carbamide peroxide, tailored to a particular patient. At-home systems will often use 10 – 20% carbamide peroxide gels and include sodium fluoride to reduce sensitivity and strengthen teeth. To begin the at-home procedure, visit us and ask about tooth whitening.
Other Cosmetic Dental Procedures
At Alamont Dental Associates we can provide you with the smile of your life. Rigorous continuing education and training in new techniques and applications is ongoing. We use only the best, proven materials which are always of the highest quality. From tooth colored restorations or bonding, esthetic reshaping, porcelain veneers, onlays, crowns or complete reconstruction, Alamont Dental Associates has the knowledge, the staff, and the tools to make your dreams come true. Read more about cosmetic procedures offered by Alamont Dental Associates.