Are you dissatisfied with the color of your teeth? Staining can occur for many reasons, including smoking or tobacco use. Your teeth can also become stained by regularly eating certain foods and beverages. Plus, teeth naturally start to darken as you age.
Luckily, visiting our office for a professional whitening treatment can reverse the effects of tooth staining and give you back your dazzling smile. Brilliant, white teeth will make you look healthier and more youthful.
There are many over-the-counter whitening treatments readily available for purchase; however, professional whitening is generally safer and more effective. Applicator trays in over-the-counter kits are usually “one size fits all,” which can result in them fitting uncomfortably in your mouth since they aren’t designed specifically for your teeth. Whitening gels included with this type of product can sometimes be too abrasive or can leak because of ill-fitting trays, leading to gum and other soft tissue irritation.
For these reasons, you may want to choose professional whitening instead. The whitening service provided by your dentist may consist of two phases – an in-office whitening session and a customized at-home kit and care plan.
Your dentist will choose whitening gel in the appropriate strength for your case while accounting for factors like your level of sensitivity and your whitening goals. This gel is typically applied using custom-made applicator trays for maximum comfort and to protect the tissues in your mouth from becoming irritated by the whitening gel. Teeth can be lightened dramatically in only one session.
If you prefer to whiten your teeth at your convenience, your dentist may provide you with a custom at-home whitening kit. Your applicator trays will be made just for you, and the strength of the whitening gel will be chosen to meet your needs. You will be given specific instructions for how to use it safely.
After this kind of whitening treatment, you will typically be asked to schedule a follow-up visit with our office to check on your progress
Why wait any longer to start working on your perfect smile? Contact your cosmetic dentist today to find out more about whitening services.