If you have stained teeth, don’t rely only on store bought solutions. These could be a source of temporary, minor whitening, and also lead to tooth sensitivity. In today’s blog, your Northwest, IN, dentist is talking about brightening smiles with two unique professional whitening systems. Which one will be right for your smile?
Brighten Your Smile at Home
Our home-based system not only brightens smiles and addresses more severe cases of discoloration, but the system is designed to limit the risks of tooth sensitivity. You first stop by the office so we can take detailed impressions and images of your smile with digital technology, whjch we use to create a custom-made set of plastic trays. We then send you home with these trays, along with a powerful bleaching gel. At home, the trays are filled with gel and then worn for about 30 to 45 minutes each day, over a period of about one to two weeks. The trays prevent saliva from diluting the gel, and ensures even results across your smile. When the treatment period ends, you can keep the trays and any leftover gel for touchups as needed in the coming months.
If you need results quickly, then you could benefit from an in-office treatment. We will apply a protective covering on your lips and gums, and then apply the bleaching gel to the teeth. A light is then used to break up and remove stains. We repeat the process, the total time taking about an hour. You leave with a noticeably brighter smile! This is great if you have an upcoming job interview or first date!
Keeping Your Smile Stain-Free for Longer
Following treatment, you will likely want to know what can keep these results lasting a long time. To start, try to control plaque buildup by consuming fewer sugary foods and drinks, and brushing and flossing your teeth daily. See us every six months for a cleaning, so we remove all buildup and polish your smile. Avoid tobacco products too! Make sure you cut back on drinks with dark pigments, such as tea, red wine, soda, and coffee. These steps could all help your teeth stay bright, and also lowers your risk of developing cavities and gum disease. If you have any questions about our approach to teeth whitening, or if you would like to learn about our other cosmetic treatment options, then contact our team today to find out.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
Our team is ready to help you enjoy a brighter and more attractive smile with professional cosmetic care. Contact Healthy Smiles in Northwest IN by calling 219-938-2637 to learn more about the benefits of removing stains with our cosmetic treatment options, and to schedule your next appointment.