John L. Aurelia, DDS, PLLC is happy to offer so many different methods for Rochester Hills area patients to dramatically improve the look of their smiles in a little as a single, one hour visit.
After all, Dr. Aurelia and his team understand that not all stains and discoloration are the same. You may desire in-office bleaching to whiten your smile beyond its natural shade while a friend or family member may want to maintain an already-dazzling smile with professional whitening strips that are effective and safe.
Dr. Aurelia and his team frequently hear from patients who may have bought a number of “whitening”products at the store only to be disappointed with the results. Worse yet are the products that actually cause damage to your teeth or result in an unattractive appearance due to the “one-size-fits-all”nature of how these over-the-counter (OTC) whitening gels are delivered to the teeth.
By enlisting the help of a dental professional, you can see an improvement in the look of your smile. Many of the store-bought products do not contain enough of the whitening gel necessary to truly brighten and alter the appearance of your teeth. You can also achieve these results without any of the risks associated with some OTC products, such as:
Furthermore, Dr. Aurelia can determine if you are a candidate for Zoom! in-office chair-side bleaching; take-home bleaching trays customized to your mouth; or professional-grade whitening strips.
The recommended treatment depends partly on the type of stain; and yes not all stains are the same. Some discoloration only affects the surface of your teeth. This type of discoloration is typically brown or yellow and caused by smoking or consuming staining substances; such as coffee.
Intrinsic stains affect the deeper layers of the tooth, appearing as chalky white spots or gray-blue discoloration, caused by excess fluoride or antibiotics use. This type of discoloration is particularly stubborn and may not require a bleaching agent at all, but rather the fabrication of porcelain veneers or other restorations designed to cover up the stains.
Still other types of discoloration may be indicative of more serious functional problems. Black areas of the teeth may be cavities. Tooth decay requires restorative treatments; such as tooth-colored fillings. By turning to a professional such as John L. Aurelia, DDS, PLLC, any potential underlying conditions can be identified and treated prior to cosmetic intervention.
It’s important to bring your mouth back to health before any methods to whiten the teeth in Rochester Hills are recommended. These types of procedures can make existing conditions; such as gum disease, worse.
Call to schedule your appointment. 248-651-6810.