Teeth Whitening Overview

July 6, 2017 - 2 minutes read

Do you love to laugh? Are you known for your infectious smiles? A healthy, beautiful smile is something that everyone is drawn to. You can keep your smile looking even better with our teeth whitening process in Wailuku, Maui. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular dentistry procedures in the world, and for good reason: bright white teeth say a lot about your health and your vitality.

The Teeth Whitening Process

Standard oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing, removes immediate surface stains from daily caffeine, food, or habits like smoking. However, these activities can’t stop your teeth from collecting some deeper stains below the enamel. Teeth whitening is a process used by a cosmetic dentistry specialist to tackle these deeper stains.

There are a few different types of teeth whitening at our disposal. We will help you decide which is best for you, and perform the treatment in our office. Then we send you home with a special bleaching agent and a tray, which you can use to extend the treatment throughout the next few weeks.

These products work by oxidizing, or breaking apart, the tiny molecules that make up the stain within your enamel. When the molecules are broken apart, they can’t be seen as easily. This allows your teeth to look much whiter and brighter.

Sensitivity Concerns

Many people are worried that they will have sensitive teeth after a whitening procedure. Don’t be! You may experience some sensitivity in the first few days after receiving the treatment, but this fades quickly. Long-term sensitivity is not associated with the type of whitening treatments we use.

Find Out More by Visiting Our Office

Do you want to know more about teeth whitening, or are you ready to schedule your appointment? We would love to help you achieve a beautiful smile. Come into Miyamoto Dental Design Suite at our Wailuku, Maui dentist office, or call us at 808-242-7007. You can also contact us online to set up a teeth whitening appointment.