Teeth whitening can help remove dental discoloration and give you a shining smile. Our professional approach means more dramatic and long-lasting results than store bought options. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists talk about our powerful professional teeth whitening trays and gel.
Our At-Home Whitening System
How do we brighten your smile from home? Well, we start with a short office visit, in which we take detailed digital images and measurements of your smile, using them to craft a set of plastic trays tailored for you. We then send these trays home with you, along with a powerful bleaching gel. At home, you add gel to the trays and then wear them every day for about one to two weeks, 30 to 45 minutes a day. The dentist will give you an exact timeframe. The trays ensure the gel is spread evenly, and prevents it from being diluted by saliva. For many, teeth could be brightened by up to eight different shades. The trays and any remaining gel are then yours to keep for touchups in the future. We also have another system that uses the Ionic Whitening Device and a hydrogen peroxide gel, and only requires about ten minutes of treatment a day to remove discoloration.
The Causes of Your Stains
Why do we develop teeth stains? They could be caused by drinks with dark pigments, such as soda, red wine, coffee, and tea, or the use of tobacco products. Poor oral hygiene also means plaque buildup could accumulate, leading to discoloration. When we examine your smile, we will assess the causes and help you make better choices for your smile. If we find the stains actually form beneath your enamel instead of on the surface, you may have a case that doesn’t respond well to teeth whitening. In these situations, we could mask them with dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or a combination of the two.
Keeping Teeth Stain-Free
To help your teeth stay bright, be sure you brush and floss daily, and also avoid any tobacco products. Eat a diet that is low on sugar and starch, and drink more water instead of sodas, fruit juices, teas, or other staining beverages. Find time to see us for a checkup and cleaning too, so we can remove all plaque and polish your smile thoroughly. If you have any questions about how we remove discoloration and help you achieve a stunning new smile, then contact our team today.
Talk To Your Austin, MN Dentist About Teeth Whitening
We’re ready to help remove your unsightly discoloration and brighten your smile. If you would like to find out more about cosmetic dentistry, contact your Austin, MN, dentists, Dr. Potach and Dr. Mitchell, by calling 507-437-6312.