Get a Merry & Bright Smile for the Holidays
Give yourself the gift of a bright smile this holiday season! Teeth whitening is an easy way to improve the appearance of your smile. Staining and discoloration occur due to aging, dark foods and drinks, smoking, and even due to medication. Many people are unhappy with the color of their smile but they may believe that cosmetic dentistry is out of their reach. However, teeth whitening is a totally accessible cosmetic dental treatment that can drastically improve the appearance of teeth. Our Belleville dentist recommends teeth whitening for anyone looking for a simple adjustment to their smile. We offer in office bleaching and take home whitening kits to help lift various levels of discoloration. Keep reading to learn all about professional teeth whitening!
In office bleaching is one of the most efficient ways to improve the appearance of your smile. Professional whitening can lift discoloration by about eight shades in as little as one hour. Our Belleville dentist uses a concentrated peroxide solution to lift staining. A blue laser activated the bleach to quicken the process so that you can achieve a better result in a shorter amount of time. This option may not be ideal for anyone who suffers from extreme tooth sensitivity. Many people report heightened sensitivity for a day or two after whitening. A fluoride treatment can be applied to teeth afterward to help alleviate symptoms of tooth sensitivity after whitening. Professional bleaching is best for anyone with extreme staining or discoloration. Talk to our Bellevue dentist to find out if professional bleaching would be right for your smile.
At home whitening kits are also available through our office. May over the counter whitening kits claim to be able to lift discoloration, but many of them fall short. We provide patients with high quality whitening kits that allow you to lift staining from home. This option is more flexible and can be worn for 30 minutes every night for about two weeks. Whitening kits are a better option for anyone who experiences tooth sensitivity because it does not use the blue light that professional bleaching does. Instead, a highly concentrated gel is used to lift discoloration over a longer period of time. This is also a more affordable treatment that in office bleaching, which many patients appreciate.
Avoid future discoloration by minimizing your consumption of dark liquids, reducing sugar intake, not smoking, and taking excellent care of your teeth. Proper dental hygiene is essential for a healthy and beautiful smile. Use a whitening toothpaste to help combat the daily staining that occurs to teeth, and visit our office every six months for proper dental cleanings. Try to drink water after eating and drinking to help reduce effects of discoloration.
This holiday, give yourself a white and bright smile! Call our Bellevue dentist to schedule your smile consultation. We can help you achieve a more beautiful, confident smile for the new year! Call our office to book your next visit.