When you find yourself ready to make a change, it can happen in an instant. Sometimes the decision to make a change in your life can be one that you have pondered for awhile. The decision to update the color of your teeth is one that can make a striking difference in your smile’s appearance with minimal effort. If you have stains from habits like drinking coffee or smoking cigarettes, a teeth whitening treatment can help remove them. If your smile is just dull from age or from years without a good cleaning, a whitening treatment can make a big difference. In some situations, even a professional whitening treatment may not be enough to get your teeth brighter.
A take-home whitening treatment can designed just for you by your dentist. Included in your kit, will be a customized mouth tray for you to use during your whitening treatment. A customized mouth tray allows for the professional-grade whitening gel to penetrate each unique curve of your teeth. The kit will include a set of trays for both your upper and lower teeth, specific instructions for usage, and professional-grade whitening gel. You will use the trays and gel in the comfort of your own home daily for 10-14 days. Whitening treatments are the best options for extrinsic stains (stains affecting the enamel) on your teeth.
When Whitening Isn’t Enough
There are situations when a whitening treatment will not be able to update the color of your smile. If you have intrinsic stains from tooth trauma, internal bleeding, medications, genetics, age, or certain diseases, the discoloration may come from inside the tooth. As a whitening treatment only removes stains from the outer layer of your teeth, it will not be able to help this type of discoloration. For intrinsic stains, your dentist may recommend other cosmetic options such as cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers to update your smile.
Do You Want to Update Your Tooth Color?
Your dentist can recommend the best ways to update your smile. To schedule a consultation, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.