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Is It Time to Whiten Your Teeth?

February 19, 2019
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The year 2018 is in full swing and Spring is almost upon us. If you have not yet started on your resolution to brighten your smile, what are you waiting for? Whitening your teeth can give you a fresher, brighter appearance and a confidence boost. Opalescence teeth whitening is a way to make a big difference in your smile’s appearance in a non-invasive way. Our February Special is still going on, so that you can whiten your teeth along with a great deal.

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Whiten Teeth at Home

You can whiten your teeth inside the comfort of your own home. There are plenty of whitening kits and options at your local grocery store. But did you know that your dentist can provide you with an Opalescence whitening kit that includes professional-grade gel and a custom mouth tray? A customized mouth tray ensures that the gel better penetrates every unique curve of your teeth. The kit will come with instructions. The treatment typically takes about two weeks. The professional-grade gel is formulated to prevent dehydration and irritation. When you work with your dentist to whiten your teeth, you and your dentist can better monitor any sensitivity issues that may develop. Your dentist may recommend different levels of concentration in the gel based on the current shade of your teeth and whitening goals.

When Whitening Is Not Enough

Working with your dentist to whiten your smile also gives your dentist to determine if whitening your teeth is the best treatment for you. If the stains and discoloration on your teeth are deeper than the outer layer enamel of your teeth, whitening will likely not be able to remove them. Your dentist can recommend other cosmetic dentistry options that can help you reach your smile goals. An option like cosmetic bonding can be used to cover deep staining especially if it only affects one or a few teeth. Porcelain veneers can be another option to upgrade your smile if the intrinsic stains affect most of your smile.

Are You Ready to Whiten Your Smile?

Our February Special includes 5 packs of Opalescence Go Whitening for $40. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.