With stained teeth, you could feel embarrassed. But our team can offer professional results to remove unsightly stains. With professional teeth whitening, we can help remove discoloration and brighten smiles from several shades. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about our custom trays and bleaching gel.
The Factors Behind Your Discolored Teeth
Our teeth could develop unsightly stains for a number of different reasons. For example, if we have a diet high in sugar and starch, this could lead to plaque buildup that makes stains more visible. Lack of proper brushing and flossing could also lead to stained teeth. If you consume beverages with dark pigments, such as coffee, tea, red wine, or soda, this could discolor teeth as well. When you see us, we will examine your smile to assess the cause and extent of your teeth stains, so we can recommend the most appropriate cosmetic treatment. For many, this is our professional teeth whitening trays and gel!
An At-Home Approach
This approach involves an initial visit to our office, so we can examine your smile and take detailed digital images of your bite. We use the information to design and fabricate a set of dental trays, which fit comfortably over your teeth. These trays will be sent home with you, along with several plastic syringes filled with a bleaching solution. Once home, you will fill the trays with the gel and wear them for a set amount of time, usually about 45 minutes a day. After one to two weeks, your teeth could be eight shades brighter! The trays ensure even results across your smile, and prevent plastic from diluting the gel. The trays and remaining gel can be used for touch-ups in the months to come.
Keeping Your Results Strong
Following treatment, you can take steps to ensure your smile remains bright and beautiful. For example, make sure you start your day and end it by brushing for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste. You also need to floss in the evening too. These actions remove stray food and drink particles that could promote plaque buildup and stains. You can also eat a healthier diet, drink plenty of water, and see us for professional cleanings every six months! If you have any questions about our approach to teeth whitening, then contact our team today to learn more.
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT COSMETIC DENTISTRY
You don’t have to hide your smile from the world, we can help with cosmetic dentistry. If you would like to find out more about our cosmetic treatment options, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.