When it comes to the most sought-after treatments in cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening tops the list. This easy, painless and affordable treatment can reverse unsightly stains across your smile and leave you looking younger and feeling more confident. While teeth whitening is popular, it is not new. In fact, tooth whitening was discovered nearly eighty years ago as a side effect of a dental product that was used to reduce inflammation and bleeding after gum surgery. In 1989, the ADA approved the first teeth-whitening product for consumers.
How Do Teeth Become Discolored?
When it comes to dental discoloration, most patients complain of a darkening, yellowing or dull appearance in their teeth. There are a number of factors that can cause these types of stains and discoloration. While the natural aging process, trauma and certain medications can cause intrinsic staining, most tooth stains are extrinsic in nature and caused by eating and drinking dark-colored foods and drinks. Red wine, coffee, berries and tomato sauce are staining culprits. Smoking is also an extrinsic stain and can wreak havoc on the color of your teeth.
Convenient Customization from Venus White Pro
To get the most effective and safest teeth whitening treatment, it is best to go to your dentist instead of your local drugstore. Over-the-counter kits can’t compare to professional-grade whitening products from your dentist.
Gainesville Dental Group is proud to offer Venus White Pro. This system is specifically designed to be used as an at-home teeth whitening treatment using a customized tray and three different strengths of whitening gel. Patients can choose to whiten during the day or at night while they sleep.
Venus White FAQs
Here are some common questions about Venus White to help you understand the process towards a white, beautiful smile this year:
- How does Venus White work?
Venus White has a unique gel that contains peroxide. The oxygen molecules that this mixture releases are effective because they break up the chains of proteins that are responsible for tooth stains. In result, light can travel through the detached protein links to create a whiter-looking smile.
- How long will it take for teeth to whiten?
Results vary, depending on the type and severity of your stains as well as your specific goals for whitening. Some teeth whiten significantly in just a few days, while others can take a few months. The average length of treatment is two weeks for Venus White.
- Can I whiten my veneers, crowns and fillings?
Venus White and any other teeth whitening product can only work on natural tooth structure. Patients with visible dental restorations may need to consider replacing them to match their newly whitened teeth.
Have more questions about teeth whitening or Venus White Pro? We’ve got answers. Call Gainesville Dental Group today to learn how you can start the new decade with a brighter smile!
Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group