Teeth Whitening

Family & Cosmetic Dentist Serving Centennial, Highlands Ranch, & Lone Tree, Colorado

Man with nice teeth after teeth whiteningTeeth stains are unfortunate but inevitable. Aging, food and drink, and smoking can all cause discoloration in your teeth. Even if you eat well and follow a consistent oral hygiene regimen, your teeth can easily become stained. In a world where first impressions matter more than ever, having blemished teeth — and the accompanying lack of confidence — can negatively impact your social, romantic, and professional interactions.

At Scavuzzo Dental Care, board-certified family and cosmetic dentist Dr. Frank Scavuzzo has more than 30 years of experience helping his patients attain smiles they're proud to show off. In 1961, Dr. Scavuzzo's father opened a one-room dental office in the family home. Dr. Scavuzzo followed his dad into the family business and has served the Front Range ever since. From his new, state-of-the-art office in Centennial, Dr. Scavuzzo is committed to giving his patients the highest standard of care.

Dr. Scavuzzo serves Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, and nearby areas of Colorado. Call (303) 741-2727 today to schedule a consultation.

Common Causes of Teeth Stains

Despite the steps you take to prevent teeth stains, your diet, lifestyle choices, and the natural aging process can all result in discoloration of your teeth. Common causes of teeth yellowing include:

  • Smoking
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red wine
  • Soda
  • Candy

Types of Teeth Stains

There are two types of teeth stains:

  • Extrinsic: These are stains above the enamel. They are frequently caused by lifestyle choices such as smoking, poor dietary choices, and a lack of oral hygiene. A healthy oral hygiene regimen and over-the-counter whitening treatments may be enough to treat extrinsic stains, but professional teeth whitening is the surest way to eliminate them.
  • Intrinsic: These stains occur below the enamel of your teeth. They can be caused by the aging process and some chemicals and antibiotics. You cannot treat intrinsic stains with at-home whitening kits. You'll need professional whitening from Dr. Scavuzzo.

Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

You have numerous options as you consider where to turn for your teeth whitening treatment. Over-the-counter remedies may be tempting because of the convenience of using them in your home, as well as the price. Remember, though, that when it comes to teeth whitening, you get what you pay for.

Here are some reasons why professional whitening is a superior option to take-home treatments:

  • Stronger bleaching gel: The bleaching gels Dr. Scavuzzo uses for his in-office whitening treatments are far stronger than those available through over-the-counter products. These stronger gels will help you attain a brighter, more vibrant smile than you could otherwise.
  • Less tooth sensitivity: Scavuzzo's custom bleaching trays are designed to fit your unique mouth so that the gel won't touch your sensitive gum tissue. Over-the-counter remedies use one-size-fits-all trays that may not fit your mouth properly.
  • Faster, more dramatic results: Scavuzzo can whiten your teeth up to 10 shades in just one session. At-home treatments take far longer to achieve the desired results, and they can't reach the same level of brightness.
  • Professional supervision: With Dr. Scavuzzo supervising your treatment, he can ensure that everything is done safely and correctly.

Schedule Your Centennial Teeth Whitening Consultation Today

Dr. Scavuzzo has been named one of Colorado's top dentists every year since 2010 by 5280 magazine. He is dedicated to making you feel comfortable and welcome and sending you on your way with a dazzling white smile.

Dr. Scavuzzo serves Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, and nearby areas of Colorado. Call (303) 741-2727 today to schedule a consultation.