How Do You Whiten Your Smile?

Looking for a way to whiten your smile in Independence, MO? Instead of relying store bought options, which rarely offer long lasting or dramatic results (and tend to increase tooth sensitivity), why not talk to us about professional teeth whitening? We have two different system to help remove discoloration.

In-Office and At-Home Teeth Whitening

Our in-office procedure allows our team to brighten smiles in just one visit! first, we place a protective covering over the lips and gums. We then apply the bleaching gel to the teeth, which will be activated with a special curing light. The gel then removes the stains. We also have an at-home option, which helps address more severe discoloration. After creating a specially made set of trays, we send them home with the patient, along with a bleaching gel. Each day, the patient will fill the trays with gel and wear them for between 30 and 45 minutes per day over the course of one to two weeks. Some patients obtain smiles brightened by multiple shades!

General and Preventive Care

Following treatment, a focus on general and preventive care will help your new results last longer and keep your smile brighter for longer. You should be brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing each night before bed. We also suggest undergoing a routine dental cleaning every six months. Finally, try to cut back on sugary foods and drinks, as well as beverages containing dark pigments, such as coffee, red wine, tea, soda, and fruit juice.

Masking Permanent Teeth Stains

Also known as intrinsic stains, permanent discoloration is different because it forms beneath the enamel instead of on the surface of the teeth. In some cases, removing them with teeth whitening can be difficult. Fortunately, we have cosmetic procedures to mask them, such as dental bonding and porcelain veneers.

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?

We have professional teeth whitening and other cosmetic treatments to improve smile beauty. For more information, schedule a consultation by contacting Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808. We also proudly serve patients who live in Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and all surrounding communities.