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3 Teeth Whitening Choices

October 14, 2020

A number of factors could cause teeth stains to form, and they could vary in severity. Fortunately, we have three different professional options to offer stunning results that last for months to come! In today’s blog, yourKansas City, MO, dentistwill look at ourthree whitening selections, and which one might be right for your smile.

Teeth Whitening

On the Go!

We have an option you can use not only at home, but also on the go if you’re at work or traveling. This system will provide our patients with a set of pre-filled trays, which come in flavors like mint or melon. The results will be more dramatic and longer-lasting than store bought strips, so you obtain a noticeably brighter smile.

Custom Trays

For more severe discoloration, you may prefer ourat-home system that uses custom trays. The set of trays will be crafted based on detailed impressions and measurements we take of your smile, ensuring a proper fit and that the gel is evenly distributed across the teeth. The set will include your custom trays, as well as eight gel syringes. There are fun flavors, like mint and melon. Patients will wear the gel-filled trays for 30 to 45 minutes a day, with optimal results available after about a week to ten days. You then keep your trays and any available gel syringes for touch-ups down the road as needed. For some, results could includeteeth brightened by up to eight shades!

Single Visit Results

We also have an option you can use in our office that takes only one to two hours to complete! In a single visit, you can obtain a much brighter smile. We start by placing a protective covering over your lips and gums, and then applying a powerful bleaching gel to the teeth. The gel is chemically activated, so you don’t need to sit under a light to activate the gel. This option is great if you need fast results before a job interview, special occasion, or date.

Keep Your Teeth Bright

Following cosmetic treatment,preventive care can help your teeth stay bright for much longer. For example, make time to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, and floss every night before bed. These actions reduce the severity of plaque buildup and discoloration by removing stray food particles. You also help by avoiding beverages with dark pigments, like soda, tea, red wine, and coffee, which could discolor the teeth. Sugary foods and drinks could also promote plaque, and using cigarettes and other tobacco products could stain the teeth too.

Ready for a Brighter Smile?

We want to offer the right treatment for your smile, so you enjoy your brightest smile possible without sensitivity. To learn more about professional teeth whitening, thenschedule a consultationby calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.