Have you noticed that your smile is no longer as vibrant as it used to be? Things like coffee, tea, juice, fruits, and more can cause stains on the surface of your teeth. At Greenview Dentistry in Rochester, MN, we offer professional whitening that can erase these stains and make your smile look brighter. In today’s blog, we are here to talk about the advantages of this cosmetic service.Read more: Restore Confidence In Your Smile
More Effective And Safer Than Store Bought
When you are in a pinch, it may be tempting to use generic strips to whiten your teeth. Perhaps doing this one time before a special occasion will not cause harm, but using these often can cause damage to your smile. Storebought kits a designed as a one-size-fits-all fix to address stains. However, the ingredients in these can often contain bleach that is too strong or harmful ingredients like hydrogen peroxide. Whitening toothpaste and mouthwash can also damage your enamel if it is overused.
How Professional Brightening Works
We can help you target those annoying stains on the surface of your teeth with a personalized care kit. First, you will have a consultation with your dentist to see the degree and type of discoloration. Whitening will help with extrinsic staining, but intrinsic discoloration will need to be addressed with other treatments, such as veneers.
Then, we will take an impression of your teeth to create the trays. You will apply the bleaching agent to these trays and wear them daily for about two weeks. The exact amount of time and length of treatment will be determined by your dentist. After the treatment period is over, you can have a vibrant new smile. If you have any remaining bleaching gel, you can keep this for later touch-ups.
Keeping Your Smile Bright
Professional whitening is not permanent and may need to be repeated every few years. To keep your pearly whites looking freshly brightened, there are a few steps you can take. Avoid consuming large amounts of coffee, tea, soda, or other dark-colored beverages. You can choose to drink these through a straw to limit contact with the teeth. Do not smoke cigarettes or use tobacco products, as these can darken your teeth. In addition to these steps, remember to keep up with your oral hygiene routine. You should be brushing and flossing twice a day. Not only does this help maintain a bright smile, but it will also help keep you cavity-free. Remember to also see your dentist biannually for checkups.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you are tired of looking at your yellowed teeth, schedule a whitening appointment today. Call or text us at Greenview Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659