As the holiday season approaches, you may be gearing up to attend parties and celebrations with friends and family. If you want your smile to look it’s best, then consider cosmetic dentistry. Using professional teeth whitening, we can help our Waukee, IA, patients enjoy a brighter smile!
In-Office and At-Home Teeth Whitening
We have two very different options available to address discoloration. With our in-office treatment, we remove discoloration in just one visit. The procedure involves placing a protective covering over the lips and gums. We then apply the bleaching gel, which breaks up the stains when exposed to a curing light. If you need a brighter smile fast, then this could be the perfect option.
For more serious discoloration, we may opt for our at-home option. We provide our patients with a set of plastic trays and a powerful bleaching gel. Each day, patients should fill the trays with gel and wear them for between 30 and 45 minutes a day. Total treatment usually takes between one and two weeks. Patients then obtain a smile that is significantly brighter, often by multiple shades.
What Causes Teeth Stains?
Following your treatment, we have a few ideas for keeping your smile bright and avoiding the onset of teeth stains. For example, you should brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each session. We also suggest flossing before bed. These actions remove food particles and reduce the severity of plaque buildup, which keeps teeth bright. We also suggest seeing us for a dental cleaning every six months, which completely removes all plaque and tartar. Also, cut back on foods high in sugar and starch, which promotes plaque buildup. Reducing your consumption of beverages with dark pigments, such as coffee, tea, soda, and red wine, also helps your smile stay brighter for longer. If you have any questions about removing teeth stains, or preventing them, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Teeth Whitening?
Dr. Lawson and our team want to help you obtain a brighter smile in time for the holiday season. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our dentistry office in Waukee, IA, at 515-278-4366.