With summer here, you’re going to be attending more social events, from parties to outdoor events and more. When meeting new people and hanging out with friends, you’ll want to have a bright smile free of embarrassing discoloration. How do we offer our Independence, MO, patients a brighter summer smile?
Teeth Whitening in Two Hours
If you need results quickly, then you may benefit from our in-office procedure. We begin by placing a protective covering on your lips and gums, before applying the whitening gel to the teeth. We activate the bleaching ingredients in the gel with a special light. The gel breaks up the stains and brightens teeth in just one to two hours.
Brighter Smiles From Home
If you have more substantial teeth stains, or simply prefer an at-home option, then we can create a set of custom-made trays and prescribe a powerful bleaching gel. At home, you will fill the trays with gel and wear them for about 30 to 45 minutes each day. The trays help ensure the gel spreads evenly over the teeth. Optimal results take about one to two weeks to obtain, and the treatment is designed to limit tooth sensitivity. For some patients, smiles could be brightened by multiple shades! If you have permanent teeth stains, the kind that form below the tooth enamel, then we may need to mask them using dental bonding or porcelain veneers, which provide a lifelike solution to the kind of severe stains that may not respond to our in-office and at-home whitening procedures. These option also address issues with a tooth’s shape.
Keeping Your Smile Bright!
If you received our trays and gel, you can keep them for touch-ups in the months to follow. In addition, remember that brushing and flossing, and routine dental cleanings, help remove and reduce the severity of plaque buildup, which keeps teeth brighter (and also decreases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease). We also suggest cutting back on drinks with dark pigments, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and soda, and also consuming fewer sugary foods and drinks, which could encourage plaque buildup and discoloration. If you smoke or use tobacco products, know that these stain the teeth (and also increase your cancer risk). If you have any questions about our teeth whitening, then please contact our team today!
Ready for Teeth Whitening?
If you want a brighter smile, then we have an array of unique cosmetic treatments to help you enjoy brighter teeth. For more information on our teeth whitening options, 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 Independence, Lee’s Summit, and all surrounding communities.