When you develop unsightly stains on the surfaces of your teeth, you could feel a little self-conscious about your appearance. But our team can help correct this by removing the layers of discoloration and offering a smile several shades brighter. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about professional teeth whitening.
The Causes of Your Stained Teeth
Why do unsightly yellow or brown stains begin to appear on our teeth? Often, what we eat and drink is a factor. Foods and drinks high in sugar leave behind particles for bacteria to consume, which creates plaque buildup that makes discoloration more visible. Drinks with dark pigments, including soda, red wine, coffee, and tea, could also make discoloration occur. Cigarettes and other tobacco products also stain the teeth. As part of your treatment, our team will assess the cause and extent of your teeth stains, and then choose the most appropriate treatment option. In many cases, our at-home teeth whitening system can offer smiles several shades brighter!
Creating Custom Trays
Our professional teeth whitening system begins with an initial office visit, so our team can assess the causes and extent of your teeth stains, and also create a custom set of plastic trays. When you return home, you bring these trays and several plastic syringes of bleaching gel with you. At home, you will fill the trays with gel and wear them for a specific amount of time each day, usually between 30 and 45 minutes. The trays ensure the results are seven across your smile, and prevents saliva from diluting the whitening results. You continue the process for about one to two weeks on average. Once you’re done, the trays and any leftover gel are yours to use as needed down the road.
Permanent Teeth Stains
If you have discoloration that forms beneath the enamel, known as intrinsic stains, this could require more than teeth whitening to address. Instead, we could ask them with either dental bonding, or possibly the placement of multiple porcelain veneers. Both of these options also address concerns with the shape of the teeth or unsightly gaps between them, offering a minor smile makeover for many patients. If you have any questions about our professional teeth whitening system, or about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more. A bright and beautiful smile is always possible!
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT TEETH WHITENING
Our team can brighten your smiles from home with custom trays and gel. If you would like to find out more about removing dental discoloration or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.