While you can pick up strips and other whitening systems at the store, you won’t obtain the dramatic and long-lasting results available from a professional system. Fortunately, we have to options available to help remove teeth stains and brighten smiles. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at our in-office and take-home whitening kits.
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening
Question: How does the in-office system work?
Answer: Our in-office procedure can actually brighten smiles in just one visit. We first sit the patient down and place a protective covering over their lips and gums. We then apply the beaching gel, which is activated with a curing light. The gel lifts the stains away, leaving a brighter smile behind.
Question: Should I try a take-home kit?
Answer: We can also send you home with a set of plastic trays and a bleaching gel. You will fill the trays with gel and wear them for between 30 minutes and 2 hours, depending on the severity of your discoloration. The total treatment time varies, but is usually between one and two weeks. Your smile can often be brightened by multiple shades.
Question: What causes teeth stains?
Answer: Stains can form due to smoking, poor oral hygiene, or foods/beverages with a high amount of sugar and starch (promoting plaque buildup). Drinks with dark pigments, which include coffee, soda, tea, and red wine, can also lead to stains.
Question: What steps can I take to prevent them?
Answer: Yes! Following treatment, you can help your smile stay brighter for longer by cutting back on sugary foods drinks, beverages with dark pigments, and by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every night. We also suggest having your teeth professionally cleaned every six months to remove plaque and brighten your smile. If you have any questions or concerns about achieving a brighter smile, then please contact our office today.
Do You Want a Brighter Smile?
If you’re looking for a smile free of unsightly discoloration, then contact our team today! You can schedule an appointment with Munilla Dental in Southlake, TX by calling 817-379-1200.