While you can buy strips and toothpastes to brighten teeth at any store, the results may not be as dramatic as you hope, and they could be pretty short-lived. Fortunately, your Kahoka, MO, dentist can offer an alternative with our professional system. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about our professional teeth whitening trays!
Creating Custom-Fitted Trays
The process starts with an initial office visit. We will examine and assess your discoloration to make sure this is the best option for you. If so, then we will take detailed images and impressions of your smile. We use the information to create a set of trays from a plastic material. The trays then help ensure even whitening results, and prevents saliva from diluting the prescription-strength bleaching gel. We send you home with the trays and the gel so you can start the treatment process!
The Whitening Process
At home, you will fill the trays with gel and wear them for about 30 to 45 minutes a day. The total treatment time takes about a week to ten days, depending on the severity of your discoloration and the dentist’s recommendations. The gel then breaks up and removes stains, all while preventing complications like tooth sensitivity. You could then enjoy teeth brightened by several different shades, up to eight. The results could then last for months to come!
How Do I Keep Teeth Bright?
Following treatment, you’ll want your new results to stay strong. To help this occur, you should make sure you brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and then floss every evening. These actions remove the stray food particles that bacteria could consume, which in turn would lead to plaque buildup and more visible discoloration. You also help by cutting back on sugary and starchy foods, as bacteria love to break these down. What you drink matters too! Beverages with dark pigments such as coffee, tea, red wine, and soda, could stain your teeth, so cut back on the and drink plenty of water! We also suggest avoiding cigarettes and tobacco products, and trying to attend six months visits too, so we can clean your teeth and remove all harmful buildup, and then polish them to offer a brighter smile.
If you have any questions about preventing teeth stains or about removing them with professional cosmetic care, then contact our team today to learn more.
Ready to Remove Unsightly Teeth Stains?
Our team is ready to offer the care needed to brighten teeth by several shades. To learn more about our professional teeth whitening treatments and any of our other cosmetic treatment options, then please contact your Kahoka, MO dentist at Barbour Dental today. Contact our office at 660-727-4746 to schedule your visit with our team.