Teeth Whitening

Phoenix Comprehensive Dentistry

Dentistry located in Phoenix, AZ

Whiter brighter teeth can improve your smile, make you look younger, and provide extra motivation to show off your pearly whites. Unfortunately, whitening kits you purchase off store shelves don’t always meet expectations. If you live in Phoenix, Arizona, or one of its nearby communities, skip the frustration of ineffective whitening products and see the experts at Phoenix Comprehensive Dentistry (PCD). They offer in-house teeth whitening and can send you home with a professional-grade product that lives up to its promise. Call the office today or book a visit online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes tooth discoloration?

Many factors can cause teeth to become dull and discolored. These factors can have internal or external causes.

Changes in dentin, the layer of your teeth that lies beneath the enamel, can cause discoloration. This change can happen because of age, certain medications, tooth decay, root canal inflammation, or trauma.

Causes of external tooth discoloration include tobacco use, wine, coffee, tea, and other beverages and foods that stain.

What are the benefits of professional teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening products you buy off the shelf at grocery and department stores aren’t as reliable as those used by dental offices. Your doctors at Phoenix Comprehensive Dentistry have the training and skills necessary application of whitening procedures.

Compared to off the shelf brands, professional-grade whitening products:

  • Work fast, usually requiring only one office visit
  • Provide longer-lasting results
  • Give your provider control over the level of whiteness, eliminating the risk of an artificially bright smile
  • Create uniform rather than splotchy color changes
  • Typically contain buffering agents that protect tooth enamel

Your professional dental provider is also well-equipped to monitor for tooth sensitivity and protect your gums from the whitening product.

How long do the effects of an in-office tooth whitening procedure last?

Results of a professional-grade teeth whitening treatment can last a year or longer when you take advantage of the take-home maintenance products provided at PCD. That’s a significant return on your investment, especially considering that an in-office whitening procedure generally takes just about an hour. Most over-the-counter products require use for several days to weeks before you notice any change.

In-office teeth whitening remains the number one requested cosmetic dentistry service throughout the United States. Its high demand is due to its relatively low cost and the ease of the procedure.

Schedule a visit with Phoenix Comprehensive Dentistry today regarding teeth whitening. Call the office or use the convenient online scheduling tool to book your appointment.