When stains form on your smile, you may feel uncomfortable with your appearance. Instead of relying on over-the-counter options, why not seek more dramatic and longer-lasting results with professional teeth whitening. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about how we gently and comfortably brighten smiles.
The Causes of Dental Discoloration
A number of issues could cause stains to form on your smile. For example, drinks with dark pigments, like soda, tea, red wine, and coffee, could dull your smile. Foods and sugar and starch could promote plaque buildup, which makes discoloration more apparent. Smoking and tobacco use also stain the teeth, as will improper brushing and flossing and a lack of professional cleanings. While store bought options are available, they could cause tooth sensitivity and the results are not very dramatic and tend to only last a short time.
At-Home Trays and Gel
For those who wish to tackle their stains at home, especially if they have severe discoloration, we could recommend a set of custom whitening trays. Created and custom-fitted for your smile, these will fit comfortably and prevent the bleaching gel from being diluted or ensure it spreads evenly across your smile. You will fill the trays with gel and wear them for about 3o to 45 minutes a day. The total treatment time varies, depending on the extent of your discoloration, but usually falls between one and two weeks. You can then keep the trays and any remaining gel for touch-ups down the road.
We also have an in-office option, one that provides stunning results in only one visit! A great choice if you need results quickly. When you arrive, we will provide you with a pre-filled silicone tray that covers the surfaces of the teeth with a powerful bleaching gel. A LED light is then employed to activate the gel and begin breaking up the stains. After only 20 minutes, your teeth may appear much whiter! We also send you home with a pen for touchups in the coming weeks and months.
You can also fight stains by drinking more water, eating a healthier diet, avoiding tobacco, and brushing and flossing daily. You should also see us for a dental cleaning every six months too! If you have any questions, then contact our team today to learn more. A stunning and bright smile is always possible.
Do You Have Questions About Teeth Whitening?
Our team wants to help remove your discoloration with our professional treatment option. If you have any questions about removing unsightly discoloration, or if you would like to schedule a consultation today, please contact Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.