Several factors can cause teeth to become discolored over time, including simple aging and lifestyle choices such as smoking and drinking coffee. Although it’s a common problem, you may find yourself feeling reluctant to smile due not wanting anyone to see your teeth. At LAVON Dental & Implant Center, we’re happy to offer teeth whitening services to help you achieve a smile you can feel proud to display. You might want to consider this procedure if you have one or more of these issues:
- Loss of tooth enamel
- Yellow or brown stains on your teeth despite brushing regularly or even using an over-the-counter teeth whitening kit
- You used medication containing tetracycline or had frequent fluoride treatments as a child, both of which can cause permanent staining
What to Expect with Professional Teeth Whitening
When it comes to teeth whitening, we understand there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Every patient has varying degrees of staining and a budget for treatment. At-home teeth whitening can be an excellent option if you have limited funds to spend on the procedure. We provide you with professional-grade whitening gel that gets to the deepest layers of your tooth enamel. Dr. Kuipers also gives you customized trays for your top and bottom rows of teeth after taking an impression of each. You then wear the trays filled with gel for several hours a day at home. Most patients report improvements in about a week.
With in-office teeth whitening, you can achieve the same dazzling results in a single appointment. You first need to come in for impressions of each row of teeth so our laboratory can create your customized mouth trays. When the lab returns them to Dr. Kuipers, you come back for the actual teeth whitening appointment. After Dr. Kuipers fills each tray with carbamide peroxide whitening gel, he places them in your mouth and you wait about one hour.
Do Something Nice for Yourself Today
Between work and family responsibilities, you rarely have the chance to treat yourself to something that will make you look and feel great. Professional teeth whitening is a popular and affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure that will do just that. You have withheld your smile from the world long enough. It’s time to let everyone see it once again.
The effect of the whitening gel can last up to several months. When you notice the discoloration coming back, just contact us to request a new at-home or in-office procedure.