Your teeth can become stained or discolored because of smoking, food (ex: coffee, tea and wine) and the natural thinning of enamel because of age. Some people also have genetically yellowish or grayish teeth.
Dentists can offer tooth whitening treatments that can remove stains or discoloration, and make teeth look significantly whiter and brighter.
Whitening toothpastes or home remedies like baking soda can’t remove deep stains or discoloration. Some home remedies that involve very acidic mixtures like lemon juice can even damage the teeth. Professional teeth whitening done by trained dentists like Dr. Firaz are safe and effective.
No! The procedure is very comfortable and doesn’t require anesthesia. You may experience some teeth sensitivity after the treatment, so avoid extremely hot or cold foods and drinks for the first few days.
If you have naturally sensitive teeth, your dentist can adjust the peroxide levels. You may need more sessions to get the shade you want, but the sessions will be more comfortable for you.
This varies on a case-to-case basis. You may need more than one session to get the shade that you want, especially if you have very deep stains and discoloration. At your first appointment, Dr. Firas will explain the course of your treatment so you have clear picture from the very beginning.
If you take care of your teeth, and avoid food and drinks that are known to stain teeth, you will only need a touch-up treatment once every year. However, if you are a smoker or drink a lot of coffee, tea or wine, the discoloration will return much faster.
Teeth whitening treatments will not damage fillings, veneers, bridges, or crowns. However, these artificial teeth will not lighten. If you’ve had a dramatic change in shade, you may need to replace these to match your brighter smile.