Eastpointe Family Dental Center
General & Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Eastpointe, MI
If you've tried to whiten your teeth yourself using over-the-counter kits, you've probably been disappointed by the results, and you may be harming your teeth. A professional whitening by Dr. Mark Solway of Eastpointe Family Dental Center in Eastpointe, Michigan, significantly whitens your teeth within just an hour. He also creates custom-designed, at-home whitening kits that fit your teeth perfectly to minimize the risk of gum irritation. Teens, men, and women in the Eastpointe area who are ready for whiter, brighter teeth can call Dr. Solway's friendly staff or book an appointment online.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
How’d my teeth get so discolored?
The most common reason for yellowed, dingy teeth is aging. As the years pass, your protective enamel gets worn away, revealing the brownish-gray color of the underlying dentin layer.
Combine aging with foods, drinks, and habits that stain your teeth, and those beautiful, shiny whites you used to flash are a thing of the past.
You can create stains by:
- Drinking red wine
- Chewing or smoking tobacco
- Drinking coffee or tea
- Eating blueberries and other dark-colored fruits
- Drinking colas and other dark beverages
- Injuring your teeth
- Not brushing or flossing your teeth regularly
- Not visiting the dentist for regular professional cleanings
Your discolored teeth could also be genetic. Certain kinds of medication, such as tetracycline, can stain your teeth so badly that they can only be remedied with veneers, not whitening.
Why should I get professional teeth whitening?
Professional teeth-cleaning solutions are much stronger than the ones sold over the counter. Dr. Solway prefers the Life-Like system for immediate results without irritation. With proper care and at-home touch-ups, your bright new smile can last for years.
What happens when I get my teeth whitened?
When you come to Eastpointe Family Dental Center for professional teeth whitening, either Dr. Solway or a team member examines your teeth and gums to be sure they’re healthy — any infections or other issues must be treated before teeth whitening.
At your teeth-whitening session, Dr. Solway or one of his team members removes any plaque from your teeth and under your gum line. Next, they protect your gums and apply the whitening gel to your teeth, activating the bleach with a special light.
Less than an hour later, you have gleaming white teeth. If you’re a busy parent or professional, you’ll appreciate the convenience, speed, and efficacy of a whitening session at Eastpointe Family Dental.
Can I whiten my teeth at home?
Dr. Solway and his staff create safe, effective, custom-made whitening kits for at-home touch-ups. They take impressions of your teeth at the office so that your whitening trays fit your teeth perfectly, without irritating your gums.
He and his staff also recommend take-home kits after a professional teeth whitening to maintain your dazzling smile.
Ready to flash a bright, white, confident smile again? Contact Eastpointe Family Dental Center for professional teeth whitening by calling the staff or booking an appointment online.