When you receive teeth whitening treatment from your Milford cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mitchell I. Quintner, the whitening effects are achieved by a solution that bleaches teeth. Inside the solution are whitening agents that must be able to reach the source of discoloration in order to be effective. Thus, the location of teeth stains will greatly affect the outcome of teeth whitening treatment. For example, extrinsic stains (surface stains) are well within the reach of the whitening agents, meaning that the treatment should be very effective. Intrinsic stains, on the other hand, are located deep within teeth, putting them out of reach of the whitening solutions. Thus, when you consult with your Milford cosmetic dentist, Dr. Quintner, about teeth whitening treatment, he will examine your mouth to ensure that teeth whitening treatment is the right procedure for you. If it is not, Dr. Quintner may recommend porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding as an alternative.
Preparing Teeth for Whitening Treatment
Before you undergo any kind of whitening procedure, it is important to make sure that your teeth are in a fit state to receive the whitening treatment you have chosen. If they are not, teeth may suffer damage. For example, if a tooth has an untreated cavity or is cracked or broken, the whitening product may gain access to the interior of the tooth, causing injury to the pulp. Thus, if you are considering whitening treatment, it is a good idea to have your teeth examined by a dental professional, which is what you will get if you opt for a whitening procedure with your Milford cosmetic dentist.
Teeth Whitening in Milford
Dr. Quintner understands the value of options when it comes to dentistry. Some people would prefer to whiten their teeth in their own homes, while others would prefer to be under the care of a professional during their entire treatment. At Sensitive Care Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we offer both in-office and at-home whitening treatments for our patients. Of the two treatments in-office whitening is faster, taking about an hour to complete the entire process. However, many patients like at-home whitening because of the added comfort that comes from receiving the treatment at their leisure.
Sensitive Care Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is proud to serve the Milford area. Patients can contact our office at 203-878-6699 to schedule an appointment or a consultation.