Do you have unsightly stains on your smile? Instead of hiding your smile or relying on store bought systems why not seek professional care for more dramatic results? In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist looks at two options to remove stains and brighten smiles in only one visit with teeth whitening and dental bonding.
First, we could brighten your smile by up to eight shades in one visit with our in-office whitening procedure. When you come to the office, we will use the Sinsational Smiles pre-filled silicone traps, which are filled with a powerful bleaching gel. The trays will be worn and the gel activated with a special LED light. Optimal results take only about 20 minutes. When you return home, we send you with a special pen to offer touchups in the coming months. This system is also designed to help reduce tooth sensitivity too!
Our trays and geo system removes nearly all surface stains, which form on the outside of your enamel and could be caused by tobacco use, plaque buildup, and certain foods and drinks. However, there are also intrinsic stains, which form beneath the enamel. These are often called permanent stains because they’re so hard to remove! Fortunately, we can mask them in one visit with dental bonding. The procedure uses the same composite resin we employ for our tooth-colored dental fillings. We apply the material in a thin layer and shade it to blend with the rest of your smile. We could also use the material to close gaps between teeth, repair damage, reshape teeth, and more.
Keeping Smiles Bright
After your treatment, you can take steps to help your smile stay bright. For example, cut back on beverages with dark pigments, such as coffee, soda, tea, and red wine. Avoid foods high in sugar and starch, as they feed harmful bacteria and allow plaque buildup to form. Be sure you brush and floss daily to remove food particles too. We also recommend a dental cleaning every six months, in which we remove all plaque and tartar and polish the teeth in one visit. You leave with a brighter smile, and a reduced risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
If you have any questions about how to keep your smile free of unsightly discoloration, or if you would like to schedule a cosmetic consultation, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
With teeth whitening and other treatments, we can correct minor and major imperfections, often in one visit. If you have questions about improving smile beauty, 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.