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End the Summer With a Whiter Smile

August 15, 2017
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Summer ends. The kids go back to school. The air gets a little crisper and a little cooler. The end of each season begins the next. Why not start fall feeling refreshed from the summer? Perhaps the tan you achieved (safely with plenty of sunscreen) is still showing? Why not take another token with you from the summer? Maybe some brighter, whiter teeth? Whiter teeth can make a big impact on your appearance. Whiter teeth can make you feel more confident and look a little fresher, brighter, younger. Teeth whitening is one of the least invasive cosmetic options, yet it can provide dramatic results.

Opalescence Take-Home Whitening

our dentist can provide you with a whitening kit that has professional-grade gel that you can apply in the comfort of your own home. The gel can be worn on your schedule for up to two weeks. The gel is formulated to prevent dehydration. When working with your dentist to whiten your teeth, your dentist can monitor any sensitivity or issues that may develop. There are different levels of concentration that your dentist can recommend based on the current color of your teeth and your shade goals. The tray that holds the gel can be designed to best fit your mouth and teeth.

Other Cosmetic Options

If the staining on your teeth is deeper than the outer layer enamel of your teeth, your dentist can discuss alternative cosmetic treatments. Bonding and contouring can be used to cover deep staining especially if it only affects one or a few teeth. Porcelain veneers can be great option to brighten up your smile when the staining is deep across most of your smile.

Are You Ready for a Brighter, Whiter Smile?

If you want to end the summer with a bright smile, ask your dentist if professional whitening is right for you. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.