Are you tired of seeing yellow teeth when you smile into the mirror? Have you started to hide your teeth when you smile out of embarrassment? If so, teeth whitening treatment may be just the solution you need. To learn how teeth whitening treatment can turn your yellow teeth white, read the following information provided by your Rochester MN dentist, Dr. Calcagno.
Teeth Whitening Treatment
A variety of things conspire to turn our teeth yellow. As we age, our enamel thins, exposing the yellower color of the layer beneath it called dentin. Foods and drinks with dark pigments like blueberries, coffee, tea, and soda also contribute to yellowing by staining teeth. Thankfully, though, there are ways to whiten teeth once they have yellowed.
For teeth whitening, your Rochester MN cosmetic dentist, Dr. Calcagno, offers two treatments. The first is called Zoom! This whitening system takes about one hour. During the procedure, Dr. Calcagno will apply a whitening solution to your teeth, which she will activate with a specially designed light. She will follow this process for three cycles of 15 minutes to complete the procedure. Zoom! produces rapid results, making it a popular treatment.
For sensitive teeth, Dr. Calcagno also offers Kor whitening. The Kor system takes a little bit longer, but by the end of the process, patients can see their teeth lighten as many as 16 shades. The treatment requires two office visits for deep bleaching treatment as well as at-home whitening for a specified treatment period. Patients who choose Kor whitening will receive take-home whitening trays, which they will fill with a whitening solution and wear over their teeth during the night. The Kor whitening system is designed to reduce tooth sensitivity, making it a great and effective option for combating yellow teeth.
Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester MN Cosmetic Dentist
Are you ready to put your yellow teeth behind you and show off a brilliant smile? If so, contact your Rochester MN cosmetic dentist, Dr. Calcagno, today at (507) 281-3659 to schedule an appointment or a consultation. We look forward to treating patients from Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding communities.