How much of a change should you anticipate when you decide to receive a professional whitening treatment? Unlike over the counter whitening treatments, which can be limited to addressing surface stains, professional whiteners can go deeper, and make bigger improvements. You can choose to have your dentist perform your treatment in the office, or collect what you need to whiten your teeth at home. One thing that should be understood is that whitening treatments are used to address enamel stains. If your problems stem from intrinsic discoloration – an internal tooth issue – another cosmetic dental treatment can be performed in order to provide you with optimal results.
Undergoing Your Professional Whitening Treatment
Your whitening treatment can take place in the dentist’s office, or you can elect to whiten your teeth at home. A whitening treatment that you take home can lead to less sensitivity after treatment, and after approximately two weeks of nightly treatments you can see results comparable to an in-office procedure. The in-office method can enable you to have your final results after a single appointment. Sensitivity reducers provided during your procedure can help you watch out for problems related to sensitive teeth after treatment.
Preserving The Results You Gain From Your Whitening Treatment
One issue you may worry about is the impact of future stains on your whitening treatment efforts. By taking care to limit dark beverages and food items, and by keeping up with your daily dental cleaning needs, you can avoid the buildup of discoloration.
What About Intrinsic Discoloration?
If you have intrinsic discoloration, a different cosmetic treatment may be preferable for you. Your dentist can talk to you about porcelain veneers, which cover up discolored teeth, while also dealing with other esthetic issues like damage, or congenital flaws.
Undergoing A Whitening Treatment At Independence Family And Cosmetic Dentistry
A professional whitening treatment from Dr. Roberson at Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can help you enjoy a dramatically whiter smile. You have a choice between whitening your teeth in the office, or taking the products you need home with you. We offer help for patients in Independence, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services, call our dental office in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808.