Do you have embarrassing stains on the surfaces of your teeth? If so, then you may benefit from our teeth whitening treatment. Our system can tackle major discoloration and brighten smiles by several shades in some cases. At your Dallas, TX, dental practice, we can provide a treatment option to help you obtain a brighter smile!
The Causes of Your Teeth Stains
Teeth stains could be caused by the foods and drinks we consume. Foods high in sugar and starch feed harmful bacteria and allow plaque buildup to form, which makes stains more visible. Lack of proper brushing and flossing can also be a factor too. Drinks with dark pigments, like soda, red wine, tea, and coffee, can discolor the teeth too. Tobacco use is also connected to discoloration. As part of your treatment, our team will examine your smile to assess the cause and extent of your discoloration, so we can choose the most appropriate cosmetic option. Often, this is our at-home teeth whitening treatment.
Our At-Home Teeth Whitening Treatment
Our take-home systems could brighten smiles by up to eight shades in as little as a week. To begin, you will visit our office so our team can take detailed digital images of your teeth from multiple angles, and use them to create a custom-fitted set of plastic trays. You take these trays home, along with a powerful bleaching gel. At home, you fill the trays with the gel and wear them as instructed. You will likely use them two times a day for about 30 minutes each session. The total treatment time is about a week to ten days, depending on the severity of your discoloration. Some people will wear the gel-filled trays overnight. The trays help ensure even results across your smile and prevents saliva from diluting the results.
Keeping Your Teeth Bright
You can also improve your daily oral hygiene habits to keep your smile bright. For example, you should brush twice a day for two minutes and floss every evening. Try to cut back on sugary and starchy foods, as these feed harmful bacteria. Be sure you see us for checkup and cleaning every six months as well, so we can watch for signs of trouble and also clean the teeth to remove plaque and tartar buildup. These actions help your results last much longer, so you can smile with confidence. If you have any questions about our take-home teeth whitening treatments, then contact our office today.
Talk To Your Dallas, TX Dentist About Cosmetic Dentistry
Our team wants to help you maintain a bright smile, one that makes you feel proud and confident. If you would like to find out more about cosmetic dentistry, reach out to our Dallas, TX, dental office today at (214) 343-1818.