If you have dental discoloration, you don’t have to hide your smile or rely on minor results with store bought systems. Instead, we have a professional tooth whitening kit that provides dramatic results! In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about how our whitening kit can brighter smiles by several shades.
The Factors Behind Your Teeth Stains
For some, stains could be caused by plaque buildup, which makes discoloration more visible. Teeth stains could be caused by a diet with a lot of sugar and starch, and infrequent or improper brushing and flossing. Drinking beverages with dark pigments, such as red wine, tea, soda, and coffee could also discolor the teeth. Tobacco use is a factor as well. Part of the treatment process will involve carefully examining your smile to assess the cause and extent of your discoloration, so we can choose the best tooth whitening treatment.
Our Teeth Whitening Kit
Our kit can handle minor and severe stains, and you can use it from the comfort of your own home! To get started, you will visit our office and we will take detailed digital images to design a set of plastic trays. These trays will go home with you, along with a powerful bleaching gel. Each day, you will add gels to the tray and wear them for a specific amount of time, usually an hour on average. You do this for a week to ten days, until your smile is several shades brighter. The trays and any remaining gel is then yours to use as necessary in the months to come, so you can touch-up your smile.
Our team understands that sometimes stains don’t form on the surfaces of our teeth. Intrinsic discoloration actually occurs beneath the dentin, caused by injury to the tooth, the use of certain medications, or even an injury. Thes may not respond to teeth whitening, but we can still brighten your smile. Our team will use dental bonding to mask them, a procedure that employs the same composite resin used in our tooth-colored fillings. Thin restorations known as porcelain veneers can also be used to mask discoloration and instantly brighten your smile.
If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a brighter smile!
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT TEETH WHITENING
Our team wants to help you enjoy a bright smile for months to come. If you would like to find out more about removing or masking teeth stains, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.