Do you see your smile in the mirror and wish your teeth were brighter? We understand and frequently help our patients obtain brighter smiles with procession teeth whitening. In today’s blog, we’re going to answer a few questions about our teeth whitening options, and what you can do to help your smile stay bright!
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening
Question: How do you whiten teeth in the office?
Answer: We begin by placing a protective layer over your lips and gums. Then, we apply the bleaching gel in several layers. Over placing the gel, we activate the bleaching ingredients with a powerful light. The gel then breaks up and lifts stains from the teeth. The entire procedure only takes between one and two hours, allowing you to enjoy a brighter smile in one day.
Question: Can you offer treatment I can use at home?
Answer: Yes! We can send you home with a set of plastic trays and a bleaching gel. Each day, you will fill the trays with the gel and then wear them. The dentist will prescribe the exact time, which is typically between a half hour and 45 minutes. Total treatment takes between a week and ten days, and your smile can be brightened by multiple shades!
Question: What causes discoloration to form?
Answer: Foods and drinks high in sugar can promote plaque buildup, making stains more apparent. In addition, drinks with dark pigments, such as coffee, soda, red wine, or tea, can lead to discoloration. Other factors include injury to the tooth, fluorosis, poor oral hygiene, and exposure to tetracycline at an early age.
Question: How do I ensure my new results continue to last?
Answer: You should make sure you’re brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every night. We suggest cutting back on sugary foods and drinks, as well as drinks with dark pigments. Finally, be sure you visit us every six months to have your teeth cleaned, which removes plaque buildup from your smile.
Ready for a Brighter Smile?
We can offer patients professional whitening option to remove help or mask discoloration. You can schedule an appointment with Munilla Dental in Southlake, TX by calling 817-379-1200.