Tooth discoloration is a normal part of the natural ageing process. There are many causes for the discoloration of teeth. The colour of the teeth can change due to ill health and age, as the enamel wears away or through staining from the foods and drinks.
The colour of the teeth can also be impacted by your genetics.
The outer layer of the teeth called enamel begins to deteriorate as we age, allowing the inner portion of the teeth, called the dentin, to show through. As Dentin is naturally yellow in color, the teeth appear yellow as you age.
Discoloration and stains can be caused by:
The teeth whitening methods should be chosen according to the types of staining and discoloration one has.
Our team of experts at Morgan Hill Dentistry offers in-office teeth whitening as well as take-home bleaching trays.
A revolutionary advancement in teeth whitening, The Zoom Teeth whitening system can brighten your teeth by up to 10 shades in a single visit.
The dental hygienist applies Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel to your teeth during the process and then a special Zoom light is directed at your teeth. The light and peroxide solution both work together to eradicate stains and discoloration.
This process is repeated three times separately until your teeth are shiny and white. A sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste is applied at the end and you’re given a list of care instructions. However, the individual results may vary in different people.
Almost the same stunning results as In-office cleaning treatment are provided by Zoom! Take-home whitening trays, give you the luxury to do so in your own time and schedule. To achieve the best possible results, custom-fit trays are made by the dentists to fit into the mouth. A gel is added to it and the tray is worn for 30 minutes to 1 hour a day to whiten the teeth. However, it is important to wear your take-home trays as prescribed, approximately 30 minutes a day for 10-12 days in a row.
Though this method can be as effective as professional whitening, it may take more time to achieve results than the instant result from professional whitening treatment.
The results of teeth whitening
treatment is not permanent, but there is a lot that can be done to prevent stains from coming back.
Our team at Morgan Hill Dentistry recommends that you quit smoking, practice good oral hygiene, and visit the office regularly twice a year for an oral exam and professional cleaning.
If you wish to improve the color of your teeth and the aesthetic aspect of your smile, plan a teeth whitening consultation with the competent providers at Morgan Hill Dentistry or use the online booking tool to book an appointment today.