No one enjoys discoloration, as this can make people feel embarrassed and take steps to hide their smile from the world. But with our professional take-home teeth whitening system, we can offer dramatic results, far more effective than store bought systems. In today’s bog, your Katy, TX, dentist talks about teeth whitening.
To begin, simply stop by our office for a visit. We will take a close look at your smile to assess the cause and severity of your discoloration. We want to see if you have extrinsic or intrinsic teeth stains. Extrinsic stains, which form on the surfaces of the teeth, can be easily removed with our take home teeth whitening systems. But intrinsic teeth stains, also known as permanent discoloration, forms beneath the enamel and is difficult to remove. For these, we could use dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or a combination of the two to mask these stains, often in one visit. Otherwise, we will take detailed digital images of your teeth to create a set of plastic trays you can take home with you.
Brighten Smiles from Home
We will send you home with these custom trays and a powerful bleaching gel. The trays will be added to the trays and then you wear them for about an hour a day. The dentist will select the exact time frame based on your level of discoloration. The total treatment time takes about a week to ten days, and for some teeth could be up to eight shades brighter. The trays ensure your results are even across your teeth, and that saliva never dilutes the gel. The trays are then yours to keep, along with any remaining bleaching gel increase you need touchups in the coming months. The system is also designed to help limit tooth sensitivity.
Steps to Keep Teeth Bright
Following treatment, you can take steps to ease the severity of your stains moving forward, keeping your smile bright for longer periods. You can brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, and floss each evening. You can also attend professional cleanings every six months. These actions control the plaque buildup that makes discoloration more visible. Try to avoid sugary foods and drinks, which also lead to plaque. Avoiding tobacco and drinks with dark pigments can help as well.
If you have any questions about teeth whitening, then contact our team today to get started. We’re ready to help you enjoy a brighter smile, one that makes you feel confident!
Enjoy Brighter Smiles In Katy, TX
To keep your teeth shining, we could help with professional teeth whitening. Call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 for more information or to schedule your appointment. A brighter smile is always possible!