When you have stained teeth, our team can offer professional care to brighten your smile by several shades. For many, smiles could be several shades brighter! Our Oklahoma City, OK, dental practice talks about our teeth whitening treatment options for removing teeth stains, and helping you smile with confidence again.
The Causes of Your Discoloration
Teeth stains can often form even if we brush and floss our teeth. Over time, plaque buildup can occur that makes the stains more visible. The use of tobacco products can be a factor too. Drinks with dark pigments, such as coffee, red wine, tea, and soda could also discolor smiles, and since plaque buildup is linked to a diet high in sugar and starch, what you eat is a factor as well. Our team will thoroughly examine your smile to assess the cause and extent of your teeth stains, so we can choose the most appropriate teeth whitening treatment option to brighten your smile.
Our Teeth Whitening Treatments
We provide two different options for removing stains and achieving a brighter smile. Our in-office procedure could brighten your smile in only one visit, usually in about an hour. The procedure is simple, and great if you need results quickly before a big event, like a graduation, date, or job interview. We will apply a bleaching gel to your teeth and then use a special light to activate it, which begins breaking up the discoloration.
Our team can also help you remove discoloration from the comfort of your own home. The home-based option can handle more severe staining, and also limits the risk of tooth sensitivity afterward. Our team will create a set of plastic trays custom-fitted for your smile, and then send this home with you. We also send a powerful bleaching solution in plastic syringes, which you use to fill the trays. The trays are then worn for a set amount of time each day, usually over a period of one to two weeks. For some, teeth could be up to eight shades brighter! The trays and any remaining gel are then yours to use for touch-ups down the road.
Keeping Your Smile Shining
To help your new results last, be sure you avoid tobacco products, cut back on beverages with tannins and dark pigments, and eat a healthier diet. Brush and floss daily, and make time to see us for your routine checkup and cleaning appointments! If you have any questions about teeth whitening, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Oklahoma City, OK Dentist About Teeth Whitening
We would like to help brighten your smile with cosmetic dentistry. If you would like to find out more about removing teeth stains, call our Oklahoma City, OK dental practice at (405) 752-0111.