Along with regular exams and cleanings in our office, consistent brushing and flossing go a long way in helping keep your teeth healthy and shining bright. But sometimes stains accumulate, and regular brushing won’t thoroughly remove them. When this happens, a professional teeth-whitening may be just what your teeth need. Based on the severity of your discoloration, we may recommend our at-home custom trays, or a take-home Colgate whitening kit. With both, your smile may brighten up to 10 shades or more by the time you complete the full treatment.

Which One Should I Do?

For more severe discoloration, we could brighten smiles by up to eight shades with our at-home trays. The set is custom-made for your smile, ensuring even results. The plastic trays will be filled with gel and worn for about 30-45 minutes a day. Optimal results are possible in just one to two weeks!  The Colgate at-home whitening kit uses a unique Ionic Whitening Device and a hydrogen peroxide gel, worn for about ten minutes a day, to achieve stunning new results.

Is Teeth-Whitening Right for Me?

The type of treatment you choose depends upon factors such as time and the nature of the stains. If your teeth are clean and healthy (for example, free of tooth decay) and the stains appear on the enamel’s outer layer, then our custom trays or the Colgate system may be appropriate. But in cases where discoloration comes from the inside of your tooth or excessive stains don’t respond to brushing and professional teeth-whitening, we may recommend other cosmetic dentistry services, such as bonding or porcelain veneers.

Schedule a Teeth-Whitening Treatment With Us Today

A professional teeth-whitening treatment may help you achieve the bright and healthy smile you want. To learn more, call the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic at (507) 437-6312.