Have you always wanted a brighter smile? People often feel more confident about their smile after removing teeth stains. Fortunately, we can help facilitate this with professional teeth whitening. In today’s blog, we’re going to answer a few common questions about our teeth whitening procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening
Question: Can you remove stains quickly?
Answer: We can! In fact, we have an in-office procedure that can brighten smiles in about one to two hours. We simply apply a peroxide-based bleaching gel to the teeth, which is activated using a curing light. The stains are then broken up and lifted from the teeth. Patients can enjoy a brighter smile in a short time frame.
Question: Can I brighten my smile at home?
Answer: Some patients prefer the at-home method, which can often address more severe cases of discoloration. We send the patient home with a set of custom-made plastic trays, as well as a bleaching gel. The patient fills the trays with gel and then wears them for approximately half hour to an hour daily. The dentist will recommend the extract amount per day. The total treatment takes about one to two weeks and can brighten smiles by multiple shade sin many cases.
Question: How do I keep my teeth bright following treatment?
Answer: You can stat by making sure you brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day and floss thoroughly before going to bed. Also, cut back on sugary foods and drinks, which promote plaque buildup (which leads to discoloration). Try to cut back on drinks that contain dark pigments, such as soda, coffee, tea, or red wine. Be sure you also avoid smoking or tobacco use. Finally, we can clean your teeth every six months, which removes plaque and helps brighten your smile. If you have any questions about teeth whitening then contact our team today.
Do You Need a Brighter Smile?
Dr. Lawson and our team can help remove discoloration and brighten your teeth, often in one visit. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.