When you notice your teeth have become stained, then you should consider professional teeth whitening. Our treatment can brighten your teeth by several shades, so you can smile without hesitation once again. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about our approach to professional teeth whitening with our custom trays and gel.
The Factors Behind Your Stained Teeth
Why do our teeth become stained in the first place? Understanding this can help you make choices that allow your newly whitened smile to stay bright for longer periods. For example, if you brush and floss daily and see us for cleanings every six months, this controls plaque and tartar buildup to keep your smile bright. Avoiding sugar and starch in your food also limits the severity of plaque and tartar buildup. You should avoid tobacco products as well, as cigarettes and other products stain your smile. Often, good oral hygiene habits can help your smile shine! But we can also remove your stains with professional teeth whitening, with an option you can use from home!
Our Trays and Gel
You first visit our office briefly so we can take impressions of your smile and use them to create a set of plastic trays, which are custom-made for your smile to ensure optimal results. We then send these trays home with you along with a powerful bleaching gel in the form of several plastic syringes. At home, you fill the trays with the gel and wear them for a set amount of time each day, usually about an hour. After doing this for one to two weeks, you could have a smile up to eight shades brighter, and this procedure also limits the risk of tooth sensitivity. The trays ensure saliva doesn’t dilute the gel‘s strength, and that the results are even across your smile. These are yours to keep, and any remaining gel can be used for touch-ups in the months to come.
Masking Permanent Teeth Stains
Our trays and gel can remove extrinsic teeth stains, the kind that form on the surfaces of our teeth, and minor intrinsic stains, which form beneath the enamel. But if you have major intrinsic staining, we could offer bonding or veneers to mask them and brighten your smile instantly. These same treatments also address ones with the shape of your teeth or with gaps between them. If you have any questions about teeth whitening or about any of our other cosmetic treatment options, then contact our team today to learn more.
SCHEDULE YOUR COSMETIC CONSULTATION
You can have a bright smile that makes you feel confident with our cosmetic treatment options. Call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659 to schedule your free consultation today.