Should I Try Professional Teeth Whitening?

Store bought whitening is available at nearly every store, but the results are often less than stellar, and short lived! However, with professional teeth whitening we can brighten smiles by several shades, with results designed to last for several months. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists look at the benefits of our professional teeth whitening treatments.

In-Office Whitening

If you need results quickly for an upcoming job interview or first date, then you may want to consider our in-office teeth whitening. We start by placing a protective covering over the lips and gums. We then apply a powerful bleaching gel onto the teeth. We use a special light to activate the hydrogen peroxide gel, which breaks up and removes stains. The entire process only takes about one to two hours. For some, teeth could be several shades brighter!

Brighter Smiles From Home

We also have an at-home option that addresses more severe discoloration, and also helps reduce the risk of tooth sensitivity following treatment. We begin with an initial office visit, in which we take digital images and measurements of your smile. A set of plastic trays will be completed, and you will take them home. We also send a powerful bleaching gel home with you too. The trays will be filled with gel and worn for about 30 to 45 minutes each day. The trays help ensure even results across your smile, and prevent the gel from being diluted. The total treatment time takes about a week to ten days, and you can keep the trays and leftover gel for touch-ups in the coming months. For some, teeth could be eight shades brighter!

Preventive Actions

Often, preventive care at home and in our office could help your teeth stay bright for longer periods. You should make sure you brush and floss daily, as these actions remove food particles and prevent plaque buildup. Plaque is a source of more visible discoloration, along with higher risks of tooth decay and gum disease. We also urge you to fight plaque by consuming fewer foods high in sugar and starch. Fighting discoloration is also possible by drinking more water, instead of beverages with dark pigments such as tea, red wine, soda, and coffee. Avoid tobacco products too! If you have any questions about how we brighten smiles and what you can do to help keep them that way, then contact our team today.

Talk To Our Austin, MN Dentist’s Office About Cosmetic Dentistry

Potach And Mitchell Dental Clinic wants to help you enjoy a smile that is bright and free of embarrassing stains. To find out more about how our team helps treat common esthetic issues, then contact your Austin, MN, dentists, Dr. Potach and Mitchell, by calling 507-437-6312.