Did you know that we offer not one, but two different professional teeth whitening treatments? With these options, we can remove discoloration and help you obtain a stunning smile, sometimes in only one visit. In today’s blog, your Irving, TX, dentist talks about our in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments.
The Causes of Dental Discoloration
Why do our teeth become stained? A number of factors could be responsible. For example, you could consume beverages with dark pigments, such as coffee, soda, tea, and red wine. You could smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products. A diet high in sugar and starch promotes plaque buildup that makes stains visible too. Plaque buildup could also be severe if you don’t properly brush and floss. As you can see, there could be several reasons for your teeth to be stained. But our team can assess the cause and severity and then provide the most appropriate teeth whitening option.
Achieving a Brighter Smile at Home
Our at-home option is very popular, and can handle severe discoloration while also limiting the risk of tooth sensitivity. You first visit our office briefly so we can take detailed digital images of your smile from multiple angles, and use them to create a set of plastic trays. We then send these trays home with you, along with a few plastic syringes filled with a powerful bleaching gel. Once at home, you fill the trays with gel and wear them for a set amount of time each day, usually 30 minutes to an hour. After one week to ten days of use, this could brighten smiles by up to eight shades. The trays and any remaining gel are yours to use as needed for future touch-ups.
Removing Stains in Only One Visit
What if you need results quickly, before a big event, such as a first date, wedding, or job interview? Then you may be interested in our in-office procedure. With this option, optimal results are possible in as little as one to two hours. With our in-office teeth whitening, we apply a powerful bleaching gel to the teeth and then activate it with a unique light. The process is repeated until you obtain a noticeably brighter smile.
If you have any questions about our approach to teeth whitening, or how you can limit discoloration with good oral hygiene, then contact our team today. We want to ensure you can smile with confidence and enjoy good oral health too.
Talk To Your Irving, TX Dentist About Cosmetic Dentistry
We want to help you avoid embarrassing dental discoloration. To find out more about how our team can target and remove unsightly teeth stains, then please reach out to Defining Smiles in Irving, TX today at 972-717-0860.