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Teeth Whitening

Want to look younger than other people your age? No problem—come to Anderson Dental for teeth whitening in 85085. Studies show that when subjects are shown pictures of people with white teeth, they consistently estimate them to be younger than their chronological age. But if that’s not enough to convince you, then consider that people with white smile are also consider to be friendlier, smarter and have more successful and exciting careers. All this because of white teeth! At Anderson Dental, we offer Opalescence in-practice and at-home professional whitening treatments.

What Happened to Your White Teeth?

Look at the smile of a baby or young child and you’ll see how white your teeth used to be. Unfortunately, teeth are not exempt from the body’s aging process. But the time we reach our 20s, teeth have likely started to succumb to stains and discoloration.

The leading cause of an off-white smile is the foods and beverages you consume most often. Coffee, tea, Coca-Cola, red sauce, red wine, blueberries and chocolates—all of these can leave deposits in the micro-cracks and ridges of enamel. Similarly, the nicotine in smoking and chewing tobacco can dramatically stain your teeth. Over time, this accumulated staining changes the natural white color of teeth.

In addition, discoloration can happen below the enamel surface in the dentin layer. This can result from an injury that causes bleeding within a tooth or from the use of certain antibiotics when teeth are developing.

Removing Staining and Discoloration

To remove these stubborn stains, Anderson Dental uses Opalescence. Both the in-practice and at-home whitening systems remove surface stains as well as those within the dentin. Opalescence breaks apart these deep stains and lifts them away. If you select the in-practice treatment, then the entire process will be completed in about one hour. Gums and soft tissue are protected and the professional strength gel is applied to your teeth. At the conclusion of this treatment, your smile could be up to 10 shades whiter.

If you prefer to whiten you teeth more gradually in the privacy of your own home, then we also have the Opalescence at-home system. We’ll give you a set of custom-fitted mouth trays and the Opalescence home formula. Fill the trays and wear the application for 30 minutes to an hour every day for two weeks. The at-home treatment is equally as effective as the in-practice and the results are just as dramatic.

If you’re ready to take years off of you age, then your cosmetic dentist in 85085 to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening.