Enjoy professional teeth whitening for sparkling smiles

Darkening or yellowing of the natural teeth is a part of the ageing process. Patients who want to maintain their youthful appearance might first think of treatments for fine lines and wrinkles but may also want to consider how their teeth look. At Pearl Dental Care in Hamden, Connecticut, patients can speak to Drs. Gary and Scott Pearl about the benefits of professional teeth whitening as a great way to quickly improve the color and vibrance of their teeth. 

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Why do teeth stain? 

In addition to natural discolouration with ageing, teeth can develop staining from other factors as well. Two different types of staining can have a significant impact on tooth coloration: intrinsic and extrinsic stains. Intrinsic stains are those that originate from the inside of the teeth. Extrinsic stains develop on the outside of the teeth. Common causes of both include:

Intrinsic: 

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Antibiotics and other prescription medications
  • Trauma to the natural tooth
  • Nerve degeneration

Extrinsic:

  • Frequent consumption of beverages like tea, coffee, and red wine
  • Tobacco use
  • Poor oral hygiene habits 

How do you take the first step to learn more about professional whitening options? 

Teeth whitening is just a phone call away! Drs. Gary and Scott Pearl encourage patients to book a consultation appointment to evaluate their smiles and decide if they are a good candidate for treatment. Whitening treatment provides optimal results with extrinsic staining and on teeth with minimal existing fillings or no crowns, veneers, or bridges. Filling material and the porcelain used for crowns, veneers, and bridges cannot be whitened. Therefore, in cases where one or two crowns are present and match the darker coloration of the natural teeth, replacing these crowns after whitening so they match the improved, lighter color of the natural teeth may be considered.

What methods of whitening are available? 

There are currently two methods of teeth whitening available: 

For in-office whitening, we utilize Zoom! The Zoom! system is ideal for tough, darker stains, or in cases where a patient has never whitened before, to establish a dramatic initial improvement in tooth coloration.  

For home whitening, we offer Ultradent. This approach utilizes custom-made trays, specifically designed to adapt to the teeth, to provide the most effective results at home. Unlike over-the-counter whitening treatments from the drug store, this option uses a higher concentration whitening gel that can only be dispensed through a dental office. That is an effective way to continue whitening your teeth after an initial Zoom! or to manage mild to moderate staining. 

Ready to learn more about teeth bleaching? 

Contact Drs. Gary and Scott Pearl at Pearl Dental Care to determine if you are a viable candidate for professional teeth whitening and which solution would be best for you to improve the appearance of your smile! Call us at (203) 285-8245 to schedule your consultation appointment.

Teeth Whitening

At a young age our teeth are healthy white. But overtime the enamel coating the tooth is so slowly worn down. Causing our teeth to become stained and yellow, which is why teeth whitening is become increasingly popular today. There are a few methods for whitening. They include at home and in office. With in office treatments, you will see faster results, receive the safest treatment for bleaching the teeth, and yield the whitest smile. So, don’t settle for teeth that have become stained from years of coffee drinking, tobacco use, or just aging. Ask your dentist about whitening options that may be right you.