If you asked, most people in Paducah would choose to improve their smiles, and it's no wonder: Americans are frequent smilers. It might not be as noticeable lately, but research supports this assertion. For example, one recent survey shows that the average person in the U.S. laughs at least eight times each day.
Yet, when we do have our ribs tickled, more than half of us cover our mouths because we're self-conscious about our teeth. So one popular way people in Paducah seek to improve their smiles is through teeth whitening. At Smile Station Dental Care, we can help patients in Reidland, Benton, Lone Oak, Mayfield, Farley, and Heath enjoy laughing openly with our prescription-strength whitening formula with custom trays to fit your teeth.
The Types of Stains Teeth Whitening Addresses
Staining on your teeth comes in two types: intrinsic and extrinsic. The first type exists in the layer beneath your tooth enamel and cannot be solved through teeth whitening. Extrinsic tooth stains cover the surface of your tooth enamel and are more common because they are caused by things you consume.
Here are some examples of particularly staining items:
- Coffee and tea, especially black tea
- Red wine
- Fruit juices
- Tomato sauce
- Foods containing turmeric
The problems with these foods and drinks are two-fold. First, their color is staining, but most are also acidic. This means they eat into your enamel, creating pockets where stains may accumulate. The good news is that extrinsic stains respond to teeth whitening treatments.
How Professional Teeth Whitening Works
Teeth whitening is a simple process that uses the advantages of chemical and physical stain fighting. We use hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which react with stains. This reaction breaks down stains, making them smaller and less obtrusive so that your natural white teeth show through.
Our system is highly effective because we fabricate custom teeth whitening trays just for you, so our whitening agent covers only your teeth. This keeps your gums safe from the gel's potential irritation and also results in a noticeably whiter smile. If you're a new patient, we encourage you to explore our specials.
Professional Teeth Whitening in Paducah, KY
Our goal is to see you smile without hesitation and laugh without reservation. So, for a whiter smile, we encourage you to give us a call to learn more about professional teeth whitening.