Just because you weren’t born with a bright and white smile doesn’t mean you can’t have one now. Professional teeth whitening has gained in popularity in recent years—and it’s not surprising when you consider just how quick and affordable it is.
With professional teeth whitening, your teeth can be several shades whiter after just one visit to the dentist. This safe, painless treatment is an easy way to remove stains from your teeth, giving your smile an immediate boost.
When you love your smile, you smile more—and that tends to make you and those around you happier. Talk to Dr. Jeffrey Stasch about this noninvasive cosmetic dentistry procedure and find out how easy it can be to love your smile!
The Professional Tooth Whitening Process
Having your teeth whitened professionally is easy and usually takes just about an hour. We recommend that you have a thorough examination and cleaning prior to treatment. We will also examine you to ensure the health of your gums.
Treatment involves a whitening gel applied to your teeth, which will help break up even stubborn stains. Professional teeth whitening is safer and more effective than over-the-counter kits and toothpaste. In fact, many dentists report that people use over-the-counter whitening kits incorrectly. The result is often gum irritation and tooth sensitivity. Both of these problems are rare when you opt for professional teeth whitening.
Pain or Discomfort and Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening is virtually pain-free, and most of our patients report very little discomfort while undergoing the procedure. Before we apply the whitening gel, we take care to protect your lips and gums from it.
If you are someone who has a sensitive gag reflex, this might make the procedure somewhat more awkward for you. Be sure to let us know ahead of time. Sometimes just talking you through the procedure and letting you know exactly what to expect can help.
Professional Tooth Whitening Results
Most people want to know how long their teeth whitening results will last. There is no simple answer to this question.
Some of it has to do with your genetics and the shade of your natural teeth, as well as the shade your teeth are after treatment. But there are things you can do to maximize your results.
One way to ensure that whitening lasts longer is to avoid those habits that stained your teeth in the first place. Avoiding teeth-staining foods and staying away from beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine will help your teeth stay whiter longer.
It’s a good idea to use a professional at-home whitening system for “touch-ups” when needed. We can provide you with a custom whitening kit that you can use at home, at your convenience.
It also goes without saying that you should practice good home care, brushing and flossing regularly, and be sure to visit your dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings.
Call Stasch Dental to Learn More about Professional Teeth Whitening
Why live with stained or yellowed teeth when you can have a beautiful white smile after just one trip to the dentist? Give us a call today!