When stains form on your smile, this could be a source of embarrassment, or even cause you to hide your smile. Instead of relying on less-than-stellar store-bought systems, we offer professional care. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about two of our professional teeth whitening systems, which could brighten teeth by several shades.
Common Causes of Teeth Stains
Often, the factors behind our stained teeth include the foods and drinks we consume. Did you know that foods high in sugar and starch could promote plaque buildup, which then makes discoloration more visible? In addition, beverages with tannins and dark pigments may lead to stains on your smile, such as soda, fruit juice, coffee, tea, and red wine. If you smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products, this could lead to yellow and brown discoloration. Lack of proper brushing and flossing, or infrequent visits for checkups and dental cleanings, could also be a source of stained smiles. Better oral hygiene habits and healthier snack and drink choices could help you maintain a brighter smile!
Whitening Your Teeth at Home
For our home-based treatment, we will help you create a custom-made set of plastic trays that will be worn at home. We take detailed impressions and images to create these trays, and then send them home with you, along with a powerful bleaching gel. The trays will be filled with the gel and worn for about 30 to 45 minutes a day. The total treatment time takes about a week to ten days, depending on how severe your discoloration is. The gel breaks up the stains, while the trays ensure even and undiluted results. The trays are then yours to keep should you need touchups down the road.
Single Visit Results
We could also offer stunning results in a single office visit! When you arrive, we will provide a pre-filled tray, one that instantly coats the teeth in a powerful bleaching gel. An LED light will activate the gel. After 20 minutes, you will develop noticeable results. For some, this could mean smiles brightened by multiple shades. We can then discuss possible changes to your oral hygiene routine to help your smile stay brighter for longer periods. If you have any questions about teeth whitening, or about any of our other cosmetic treatments, then contact our team today. We want to make sure you never feel uncomfortable to smile and show off your pearly whites!
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dental Treatments?
If you have minor or major cases of discoloration, then schedule a consultation today by contacting Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.