Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening at The Dental Emergency Room

Teeth Whitening

Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. Still, if you might feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be, you’re not alone. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d most like to improve about their smile, the most common response was whiter teeth. The Orthodontists also found that nearly 90% of patients requested tooth whitening.
Thinking about teeth whitening? Get the facts first. Here are five of the most commonly asked questions about the process.

Why Did My Teeth Change Color?

Over time, your teeth can go from white to not-so-bright for several reasons:

Food and Drink

Coffee, tea and red wine are some major staining culprits. What do they have in common? Intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to the white, outer part of your tooth (enamel).

Tobacco Use

Two chemicals found in tobacco create stubborn stains: Tar and nicotine. Tar is naturally dark. Nicotine is colorless until it’s mixed with oxygen. Then, it turns into a yellowish, surface-staining substance.

Age

Below the hard, white outer shell of your teeth (enamel) is a softer area called dentin. Over time, the outer enamel layer gets thinner with brushing and more of the yellowish dentin shows through.

Trauma

If you’ve been hit in the mouth, your tooth may change color because it reacts to an injury by laying down more dentin, which is a darker layer under the enamel.

Medications

Tooth darkening can be a side effect of certain antihistamines, antipsychotics and high blood pressure medications. Young children who are exposed to antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline when their teeth are forming (either in the womb or as a baby) may have discoloration of their adult teeth later in life. Chemotherapy and head and neck radiation can also darken teeth.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.

Does Whitening Work on All Teeth?

No, which is why it’s important to talk to your dentist before deciding to whiten your teeth, as whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellow teeth will probably bleach well, brown teeth may not respond as well and teeth with gray tones may not bleach at all. Whitening will not work on caps, veneers, crowns or fillings. It also won’t be effective if your tooth discoloration is caused by medications or a tooth injury.
To know more if teeth whitening is for you, please contact us at the DER to schedule a whitening and cosmetic exam. We provide the highest quality service and the best grade materials. We will happily serve you to have the smile that you always wanted.
For Teeth Whitening related inquiries and consultations reach us at: (612) 800-8008.

The sooner you get emergency dental treatment, the higher your chances of saving your tooth. At "The Dental Emergency Room", we know that emergencies never happen at anybody's convenience - so keep our number with you, where you can reach us even *after-hours (612) 800-8008.

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  • Hanna Henscheid

    This clinic is awesome. Dr. Alkabbani is really nice, and took his time to thoroughly explained the root canal procedure I needed beforehand. The hygienists and office staff were very helpful and kind too. It was great to be seen right away, and the root canal was significantly cheaper than the seven other specialists I called. I will definitely come back, and will recommend Dr. Alkabanni to my friends. Thanks!

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  • Cheryl Buzicky

    This place is wonderful. I cracked a tooth and had to get a root canal. Their prices were the same as my other dentist except I only had to wait a few days for an appointment instead of a few weeks! The procedure was painless and the Dr. Alkabbani was very pleasant. The staff was super helpful and even set up a payment plan with me since I couldn't afford the cost of the root canal up front. My new crown looks and fits so well no one can tell its fake! I will definitely continue coming here for my dental work.

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  • The More You Know

    I highly recommend The Dental Emergency Room! The professionalism of the staff, and the atmosphere are few of the many reasons that makes me a frequent patient here. I have already suggested this dental office to a few family and friends. I typically schedule online appointments on their website,and the process is super easy. I am always able to get an appointment time that is convenient for me, as I have a busy work schedule. I always receive awesome dental work here. As a current patient, I suggest that you check them out! You wont regret it.

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  • Dee Gill

    They always make me feel like I'm special.. I love Dr. Alkabbani & his Staff! I recommend Dental Emergency 2 Young & Older

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  • Jeremy Hop

    This review coming from a person with Zero previous dental work, aside from regular cleaning. Professional, kind people. Got in at 9am left at 11. The paperwork took more time than the actual procedure. Had two bottom wisdom teeth pulled. Nervous as hell but made the process better. Many thanks for the great experience.

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  • angela boda

    Absolutely the best of an unhappy experience. Let's face it. No one really "likes" going to the dentist. But new to town, a few weeks ago I chipped 2 teeth & they got me in right away were so nice and affordable. So I went there today for a long needed root canal & I was so pleased. They again were AMAZING. Id definitely recommend this clinic to anyone who would listen! Thank you to the Staff & Doctors!

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  • Todd Smith

    I went in on a Saturday expecting to wait forever. I was so impressed with the service I got. It took me longer to fill out the paperwork then it did for them to see me. Everyone was so professional and friendly, and they only charged for what was done. No hidden fees, or er extras. I will absolutely refer people here. I am going to become a regular patient myself, and I live about 3 hours away from them. Hands down the best dentist I have been to in a lot of years. Thank you guys so much.....

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  • Will Kessler

    Without question this is the best dental clinic I have ever been to. They were nice, fast and very knowledgeable. I got 3 wisdom teeth pulled in no time at all with no pain! I couldn't believe it. They even let me look at them when it was all over. Five stars team, really good work!

    Will Kessler
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  • Emily Carlisle

    Was able to get it quickly for an infected tooth that had kept me up all night. Loved the transparency before my exam. Hygienist was prompt and friendly, knew what she was doing! The doctor talked me through what could happen that day and what my options were down the road. When I got anxious during the extraction, they were both so kind and reassured me that everything was going normally and nothing was wrong. Would give 5 stars, but I'm not done recovering so I wanna wait and make sure. No regrets and thanks so much!

    Emily Carlisle
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  • Thony Gomez

    Muy buenos dentistas selos recomiendo...

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  • Matt Arradondo

    This place is very good!!!! I was a walk in so it took a lil longer than a apt. But I was able to call and walk in. They are all very nice. Got a wisdom tooth took out same Day. It was fast and little pain. The DRS ARE NICE AND DONT SCOLD YOU. I needed a stronger pain pill for my pain and called after hours. The DR let me stop by after hours to get a new prescription. But no pharmacy had the stuff he wrote for me. So I called back and get this. THE DR DROVE TO MY NEIGHBORHOOD AND MEET ME AT A PHARMACY AND GAVE ME A DIFFERENT PRESCRIPTION!!!! Who knows a dr that will do that!!!!!! This place is great. I will be having them do the rest of my dental work. I actually look forward TO going back!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE!!!!!!!

    Matt Arradondo
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  • Dave Pitsch

    Twice now we've needed their services, and twice they have come through with outstanding results. I'd absolutely highly recommend them to anyone having any dental emergencies, or even just needing a new dentist.

    Dave Pitsch
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  • Justin C. Grey Day

    Dr. Alkabbani is a great dentist. He's very thorough and respectful. His dental assistant, Ashley, is wonderful and they both make me feel good about coming in. The front desk clerk is very friendly and helpful. The dental work is always great. And I hope to continue having my dental work done here.

    Justin C. Grey Day
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  • Matt Wright

    Excellent service, reasonable prices. Dr. Alkabbani is kind and patient.

    Matt Wright
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  • Todd A. Smith

    AWESOME!!! I was so impressed by the staff and service, I will absolutely refer everyone I know to them. Went in on a Saturday as a walk-in with a broken tooth expecting to be there all day. In and out in less then 2 hours, and no hidden fees or charges. I live about 3 hours away, and have decided to become a regular patient. That's how impressed I was, and to be honest. I'm not a big fan of dentists.... Loved it here, thank you again guys.....

    Todd A. Smith
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  • Rebecca Angeline

    Great staff and service! Was able to get in within an hour of calling and the dentist was super kind and great to work with!

    Rebecca Angeline
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