Dull or discolored teeth can hurt anyone’s confidence. While it is normal for teeth to turn yellow over time, it doesn’t mean they have to stay that way! Deer Run Dentistry near the Denver Tech Center offers comprehensive teeth whitening in Greenwood Village CO that effectively remove teeth stains and discolorations. Dr. Rentz can help restore your self-confidence today with one of our advanced whitening systems that brighten teeth in just one visit or in the comfort of your own home.
Why Do Teeth Change Color?
There are several reasons why teeth lose their luster over time. Regular coffee, tea, and red wine consumption are common culprits as these beverages contain strong pigments that attach to the tooth enamel. Tar and nicotine found in cigarettes and tobacco products can also result in yellowish teeth. Other factors that are known to cause teeth discoloration include age, injury, or ingesting certain medicines like anti-allergy or high blood pressure medications.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Deer Run Dentistry works with Opalescence BOOST. An in-office power whitener with a chemically activated gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after about an hour in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it does not require a hot, uncomfortable light to work. Using the unique double-syringe configuration, the clinician activates the 40% hydrogen peroxide formula just prior to application, ensuring every dose of Opalescence Boost whitening is fresh and effective. Afterward, fluoride gel is applied to the teeth to reduce sensitivity.
In addition to in-office whitening, we also offer Opalescence GO and customized whitening trays for those patients that prefer to whiten in the comfort of their own home, or who like to give themselves a whitening ‘touch up’ regularly. While these methods do tend to take longer to achieve the desired results, take-home whitening options offer more convenience, especially for those with busy schedules.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Teeth whitening procedures at Deer Run Dentistry are very safe. The only side effect associated with this procedure is temporary teeth sensitivity. The bleaching agents in the whitener react with the soft layer of dentin underneath the tooth enamel, which causes temporary nerve irritation. In most cases, this sensitivity lasts for only a short time. However, the overuse of whitening products may harm tooth enamel and gums. Strictly following the advice of Dr. Rentz is highly recommended.
Contact Deer Run Dentistry today to learn more about teeth whitening options and dental procedures. Our clinic provides friendly, high-quality dental care in Greenwood Village and surrounding areas.