Farmington Hills Dentists Discusses the Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

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We all want a beautiful smile. In fact, in the pursuit of gorgeous, stain-free smiles, Americans spend over 1.4 billion dollars every year on over-the-counter teeth whitening systems. In recent years, the demand for teeth whitening procedures has skyrocketed over 300%. At Comfort Dental Spa, your Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, offers the latest in cosmetic whitening procedures.

The Common Causes of Dental Stains

What causes our teeth to take on unsightly discoloration? There are in fact two types of teeth stains: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic teeth stains occur on the surface of the teeth, typically caused by the foods and drinks we consume. Coffee, tea, cigarettes, red wine, and soda are all common causes of extrinsic staining. Intrinsic discoloration occurs when the tooth structure beneath the outer enamel becomes stained. Intrinsic stains are often caused by the use of certain medications, such as tetracycline, or dental trauma.

Our Teeth Whitening Services

For patients interested in receiving brighter smiles, the first step involves a consultation. During a consultation, Dr. Askari will perform a thorough oral examination to discover the cause and severity of your teeth stains. From there, she can recommend the appropriate treatment. Our convenient at-home teeth whitening system allows Dr. Askari to address extrinsic stains and in some cases, minor intrinsic stains. First, Dr. Askari will take an impression of your teeth. The impression will be used to create a custom-made set of whitening trays. Next, Dr. Askari will prescribe a powerful bleaching gel. Simply wear the gel-filled tray for 30-minute increments twice a day. Some patients may need to wear the trays overnight. Typically, patients will need to wear the trays daily for a two week period to receive optimal results.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Farmington Dentist

If you would to learn more about the professional teeth whitening services available from Comfort Dental Spa, contact Dr. Askari today. To schedule an appointment, contact our dental office at (248) 474-6434. We are proud to provide comprehensive dentistry to patients from Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Novi, Livonia, Detroit, and surrounding neighborhoods.