Your teeth may become stained or discolored for a variety of reasons, some of which are out of your control. For example, did you know that your teeth are genetically programmed to have certain characteristics including color? Teeth are rarely perfectly white, but rather will have an undertone of gray, brown or yellow. As we age, those colors tend to become more pronounced because tooth enamel thins, which is often unavoidable as the years go by. With teeth whitening in Agawam, MA we can brighten stained smiles up to ten shades.
But really, the most common cause of that less-than-white smile is the food and beverages you consume day in and day out. What’s on your menu? Perhaps a normal day includes coffee or tea, blueberries and strawberries, spaghetti and tomato sauce, sushi and soy sauce, a glass of red wine, chocolate ice cream—the list goes on and on. Eventually, the stain-causing components in foods and beverages begin to take a toll on the appearance of your teeth.
Fortunately, there is a convenient solution to help brighten your smile. With Kör Teeth Whitening, Agawam and residents of nearby communities can once again enjoy a smile that is bright and appealing.
To treat your tooth discoloration problems and achieve a brighter, healthier-looking smile, Dr. Michitti has chosen the Kör bleaching system. Kör is a state-of-the-art treatment that whitens your teeth at the molecular level.
This proprietary system separates active ingredients until they are applied to your teeth in order to maintain freshness. In this way, you know the ingredients that whiten your teeth are full-strength. With other systems, especially those sold over-the-counter, you never know whether or not the ingredients are fresh. And unlike other systems, Kör’s whitening cartridges are kept refrigerated.
At Lifetime Dental, we offer in-office teeth whitening for fast results and take-home teeth whitening kits for patients who prefer to improve their smile gradually, or from the comfort of their own homes. You’ll be given custom-fitted mouth trays and the Kör bleaching solution designed to be used at home. Just fill the trays and wear them according to Dr. Michitti’s instructions. You’ll see your smile begin to whiten right away, but the most noticeable results will occur after two weeks of use. Whether you choose in-office whitening or the take-home kit, we’ll gladly explain the benefits of both so that you can select the method that best suits you, your lifestyle and your budget.
Are you still wondering about our professional teeth whitening at Lifetime Dental? Dr. Michitti wants to ensure that his patients have all of the information they need before committing to treatment. That’s why he has included the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening. Keep reading to satisfy your curiosity and learn more!
We take all of the proper precautions to ensure that your teeth whitening treatment is comfortable and pain-free. However, some patients with preexisting tooth sensitivity may automatically experience slight irritation. For most, this treatment is easy to receive, and it actually has a lower risk of tooth sensitivity compared to store-bought products because it’s personalized to your smile.
Our teeth whitening treatment is designed to last much longer than store bought products. That said, the longevity of your newly brightened smile will depend on how well you care for your teeth. Be sure to brush, floss, and avoid foods rich in color like wine or pasta sauce because they can stain your teeth. Typically, you can enjoy bright, white results for at least 3 to 6 months.
While there is no exact age that dentists recommend starting teeth whitening, you should emphasize that oral healthcare will help keep their smile’s appearance bright. However, in some cases, natural discoloration or other factors may cause your child’s teeth to lose their white appearance. Thankfully, we can whiten your child’s teeth safely. This will help your son or daughter smile with beauty and confidence.
Activated charcoal can help remove light surface stains on the teeth by clinging to bacteria and pulling it off. If you do end up using charcoal, be very careful because it can cause abrasion on your enamel. However, it isn’t the safest way to whiten teeth, and it won’t reach discoloration beneath the surface. That’s why we offer professional teeth whitening—this service gives you results that you simply can’t get with charcoal or other over-the-counter products.
We are proud to provide a service that helps patients look and feel better! Our teeth whitening is completely safe, but we do recommend limiting the number of times you professionally whiten your teeth because it may eventually cause sensitivity. However, we can examine your smile and develop a personalized treatment plan that includes the dates where you can come in for teeth whitening. That way, we can help you keep your teeth bright and beautiful while also avoiding side effects from over whitening your smile.