Are you using a whitening toothpaste or rinse, but failing to see any real results? If so, you need to learn about the professional whitening treatments that are offered by Dr. Aziz Majid's Harrisburg office! The safest, fastest, and most effective way to brighten tooth enamel, professional whitening treatments can make your smile shine!
The story of stains
Most dental discoloration comes from darkly pigmented foods and beverages, as well as tobacco consumption. Over time, tooth enamel holds onto staining organic material because even though enamel is very hard, it is also quite porous. Even the best of flossers and brushers may see their smiles become dull and yellow!
Fortunately, this extrinsic staining is the easiest to eliminate thanks to professional teeth whitening treatments from Dr. Majid's Harrisburg office. During an appointment, Dr. Majid will inspect your teeth and gums to tell you if your mouth is healthy enough for this popular cosmetic treatment. As long as you do not have extensive restorative work or active decay, you will likely qualify!
How teeth whitening works
You can choose either in-office whitening (also called chairside bleaching) or at-home teeth whitening. Both use highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel to power out stains, leaving your teeth up to eight full shades brighter.
For in-office treatment, your dentist places a protective dam in your mouth so that your lips, tongue, and other tissues aren't irritated by the gel. After a prescribed amount of time, the gel is rinsed off and re-applied as needed. In about an hour, you'll leave Dr. Majid's office with a spectacular smile!
For at-home treatment, you will use customized teeth whitening trays to apply the gel. Dr. Majid will tell you how long to leave the tray in place and also how many days the treatment will take. The results are just as amazing as the in-office version.
Keeping a white smile
The following strategies will help you keep your smile bright and beautiful for as long as possible:
- Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes.
- Floss your teeth daily to remove plaque and tartar.
- Get whitening touch-ups as needed.
- Avoid tobacco—both the smokeless variety and cigarettes, cigars, and pipes.
- Reduce your intake of dark foods (e.g. berries, curry, etc.) as well as coffee, tea, and colas.
- Drink water throughout the day to wash your gums/teeth and increase the production of anti-bacterial saliva.
Dr. Aziz Majid and his staff help their patients change their smiles for the better, with teeth whitening just being one of the many cosmetic dentistry services they deliver. Call today for your consultation: (717) 652-5288.