Teeth Whitening at Easton Dental Center
The Experts in Teeth Whitening in Columbus
Here at The Dental Center at Easton Town Center, we pride ourselves on helping patients achieve their perfect smiles. Very often, creating a beautiful smile can be as simple as a teeth whitening procedure.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a process that involves a very safe form of bleaching. Bleaching works particularly well for whitening yellow teeth. Brown teeth also tend to respond well to whitening solutions. Grayish teeth are typically more difficult to brighten, but specially formulated whitening products can dramatically improve their appearance. Essentially, no matter the degree of tooth discoloration, there are ways to make your teeth whiter and brighter.
However, dental restorations on teeth such as bonding or tooth-colored fillings cannot be whitened with bleaching material. The shade of these artificial materials won't respond to bleaching. Though, they can be replaced to match the shade of your new, whiter smile. While it is difficult to predict the final result of your teeth whitening treatment, you can be assured that there is a whitening option that is just right for you.
Can toothpaste whiten my teeth?
Though there are many toothpastes on the market that claim to whiten and brighten your smile, this is not quite the reality. The truth is that virtually every brand of toothpaste contains an abrasive formula that helps to scrub away stains. Some brands are more abrasive than others, making them slightly more effective at removing light stains on the surface of your teeth but none of them can do the job fully. Unfortunately, even the toughest toothpaste will be unable to remove the deep stains that tend to accumulate as we age. Beverages such as coffee and tea, habits like smoking, and darkly pigmented foods like berries can darken the teeth over the course of years. Some of our patients even have tooth discoloration as the result of a childhood illness or a tetracycline medication that was administered while the enamel was still forming.