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While results vary, with professional whitening you can expect to lighten five to ten shades. Professional bleaching is a permanent change that occurs internally within the tooth. Expect that color can rebound over time requiring touch ups. Staining foods such as red wine, coffee and tea cause external discoloration to set in. Touch ups are always recommended.
Success and direction in whitening is determined by several factors including genetics, lifestyle and the condition of enamel. Slone Dental determines the source of your discoloration, the health of your gum/bone, and your potential for sensitivity. From there we choose a bleaching plan to achieve your goals.
Your options in whitening range from in office procedures to take home trays. Professional whitening is more effective than over the counter products. Slone Dental designs bleaching trays made with a seal technology to keep saliva out and the bleach in the most chemically stable form. This creates a deep penetration of the whitening solution resulting in dramatic results for most people. In contrast to over the counter strips, professional bleaching works by encasing the entire tooth including the in between surfaces. Teeth have many curves, nooks and crannies. We want to reach each area of the tooth for even whitening. Custom sealed trays also offer greater protection from irritating whitening agents burning the gum tissue. Addition of a light or laser technology is sometimes utilized to aid penetration of the bleaching into the tooth for faster results.
Slone Dental has options from take home trays, Zoom whitening and Kor Whitening to freshen your smile. In fact Kor is the most effective way to lighten stubborn stains including tetracycline staining.
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