It isn't easy to imagine anything more pleasing than a radiant, bright smile. Yet, our teeth rarely remain white without a bit of professional help. Luckily, that help is available at our dental office, Wedgewood Dental.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening performed in professional dental settings is a safe and effective technique to brighten your pearly whites. It is also perhaps the most reasonable cosmetic dental procedure. The whitening effects can be pretty dramatic based on the whitening method you opt for.
Why Choose Us?
Professional teeth whitening systems will work rapidly and are better than store-bought whitening products. Before the process, we will conduct an oral exam as an essential step to ensure your tooth discoloration and stains are not the results of an oral condition that needs treatment. It should also be understood that it can be pretty unsafe to have whitening solutions applied to your teeth by untrained personnel. We will help determine the appropriate teeth whitening options based on your requirements.
Professional Teeth Whitening Methods
At our office, we deliver instant results using the most potent whitening solutions available. First, your tooth-root surfaces and gums will be shielded with a protective device to ensure the safety of your oral structures. We will place a plastic retractor to keep your cheeks and lips away from your teeth and gums and then apply a medical-grade hydrogen peroxide solution. The solution will be left on for about an hour. When it is rinsed off, the results will be noticeable immediately.
In this technique, you will play a more significant role in ensuring the best possible results, and several weeks may be needed to realize your desired level of whiteness. First, an impression of your teeth will be taken, and then two plastic mouth trays will be custom-fabricated for you. The trays with whitening gel have to be worn over your teeth and left in for about an hour at a time. The process has to be repeated till the prescribed duration or until you achieve the desired level of whiteness.
- Caring for Your Whitened Smile
It will help if you follow a dedicated oral hygiene routine and undergo regular dental exams and professional cleanings. Avoid staining foods and beverages, including tea, coffee, red wine, tea. If you smoke, cut down on your cigarettes. A minor touch-up can keep your smile bright and white for years, either at home or the dental office.
To learn more about our teeth whitening treatments, visit Wedgewood Dental offices at 713 Salem Avenue Suite A, Rolla MO 65401 or 1116 S. Main Street, Salem MO 65560. You can also reach us at (573)368-7325 or (573)729-7701.