Teeth Whitening in Enfield, CT

Do you always wish you had a brighter smile? A lot of people want the same thing. Over time, lifestyle choices, unforeseen circumstances, and genetics may play a role in discoloring your teeth. Fortunately, there are various options available to reverse the process. Just because you have a stained or discolored smile right now doesn’t mean you should have the same smile a year from now. You can do something about the aspects of your teeth that you don’t like.

ENFIELD FAMILY DENTAL offers teeth whitening for patients who’d like to enjoy whiter and brighter smiles. Call us today to book an appointment. Our teeth whitening procedures are safe, comfortable, and painless, and come complete with a guaranteed outcome of a happier and more confident smile.

Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Teeth may become stained or discolored as a result of many reasons. If your teeth have lost their natural white color, it could be because of some or all of the factors listed below:

  • Food and beverages such as coffee, berries, and dark-colored vegetables
  • Excessive tobacco use
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Some diseases and treatments for the same may cause tooth staining. For instance, chemotherapy may cause darkening of the teeth
  • Certain medications can discolor teeth
  • Dental fillings, especially silver amalgam fillings, can cause your teeth to darken
  • Advanced age can result in yellowing of teeth
  • High levels of fluoride in drinking water or excessive use of fluoride toothpaste may cause tooth discoloration

ENFIELD FAMILY DENTAL offers teeth whitening for patients affected by any of the factors listed above. Book an appointment right away if you’d like to say goodbye to stained and discolored teeth and hello to a whiter and brighter smile.

Teeth Whitening Procedures

Stained or discolored teeth can be whitened through a variety of means. Our dentist in ENFIELD, CT considers the extent and cause of discoloration before recommending a treatment procedure. Generally, we find that our patients can achieve brighter smiles through any of the following:

  • Dental bonding
  • Dental veneers
  • Chairside tooth whitening or bleaching
  • At-home tooth whitening using agents prescribed by our dentist

Dental bonding is the chairside application of a tooth-colored composite resin material to the surface of the tooth. Aside from tooth whitening, dental bonding can correct other dental problems, including chips and cracks, and misshapen teeth.

Veneers, on the other hand, are custom porcelain or composite resin shells that are bonded to the tooth surface using dental cement. Veneers cover stained or discolored teeth and last as long as 15 years.

Chairside tooth whitening involves applying a whitening agent such as gel or varnish to the teeth. Our dentist in ENFIELD, CT, XX, will use a custom mouth guard to ensure that all your teeth get sufficient exposure to the whitening agent. If the case of varnish, a brush is used to apply the whitening agent to the teeth.

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