How is Holistic whitening different from over-the-counter whitening systems?
For many people, whitening products from supermarkets and drug stores rarely prove effective and might be dangerous to ingest. Over-the-counter whitening systems are also one-size-fits-all, so strips may not adequately attach to your teeth, and gels or paint-on bleaching systems may not prove effective.
As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lewis Gross offers an herbal holistic teeth whitening system that delivers noticeable and lasting results. Our at-home whitening treatment reaches beyond surface stains to penetrate even the most stubborn discoloration.
What causes my teeth to stain?
Permanent stains may be caused by the natural aging process or from the foods and drinks we consume. Coffee, tea, and wine are major culprits for extrinsic tooth stains, but other factors, such as medication or tobacco use, can darken porous tooth enamel. Fluorosis, a condition caused by ingesting too much fluoride during childhood, causes intrinsic stains that appear as white, horizontal lines on teeth. Our teeth-whitening system addresses extrinsic stains. To correct intrinsic stains, bonding or veneers may be advised.
How do I maintain my results from professional whitening?
Tooth bleaching results are not permanent, but you can re-treat your teeth when you notice discoloration return. Regular brushing and flossing can help reduce staining; however, even a good daily hygiene routine cannot prevent some stains from coming back over time. If you want to deter stains, reduce the contributing factors: coffee, tea, dark foods, tobacco, and wine, and re-treat your teeth with your home whitening kit as needed.