Professional Teeth Whitening To Brighten Smiles

kahoka teeth whiteningWhen you have developed serious discoloration, the kind that could lead to embarrassment, you should seek treatment. Instead of relying on over-the-counter strips and toothpastes you should consider a professional option that provides more dramatic results. In today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist talks about our teeth whitening trays.

Creating Your Trays

To ensure even results and prevent saliva from diluting the bleaching gel, we will custom-make your trays. This also ensures the treatment experience is a comfortable one! We begin by examining your smile to assess the cause and extent of your discoloration. If our system is right for you, we will take detailed digital images to design and fabricate a set of plastic trays. We then send these trays home with you, along with a powerful bleaching gel. Treatment continues from the comfort of your own home!

Whitening at Home

This option provides the convenience of store-bought systems with the dramatic results of professional care. Each day, fill the trays with gel and wear them for about 30 minutes to an hour a day, depending on the recommendations of your dentist. You should do this each day for a period of a week to ten days. The gel breaks up stains and for some, could brighten teeth by up to eight different shades! Once the treatment process ends, you can keep the trays and any leftover gel for touch ups in the coming months.

Steps for a Brighter Smile

Steps can also be taken in your daily life to help limit discoloration. For example, cutting back on sugary foods and drinks prevents bacteria from creating plaque buildup, which makes stains more apparent. You should also consume fewer drinks with dark pigments, such as tea, red wine, soda, and coffee, as these could stain your smile. Avoid tobacco products, as in addition to the cancer risk, this could discolor your smile. At home, make time to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, and always floss in the evening. This also helps control plaque buildup. Be sure to see our team every six months for a checkup and cleaning, so we can remove plaque buildup and polish your smile.

If you have any questions about our teeth whitening system, or about the preventive actions that could keep your pearly whites shining, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a bright smile, one that makes you feel great and inspires confidence!


We want to help people maintain good oral health and attractive smiles with our treatment options. To find out more about boosting the beauty of your teeth with cosmetic dentistry, then contact your Kahoka, MO, dentist, Dr. Barbour, by calling 660-727-4746.