A Professional Way To Whiten Your Smile

Kansas City, MO ,dentist offers professional teeth whitening services

Brushing and flossing alone may not result in a perfectly stain-free smile. Your teeth may become discolored over time due to factors including your genetics, foods you consume, and beverages you may drink. While this is completely normal, it may cause you to feel self-conscious about your grin. Plaza Family Dentistry can help brighten your teeth safely with a professional cosmetic treatment.

What Factors Effect The Vibrancy Of Your Teeth

As mentioned earlier, elements such as your genetics and some outside influences can determine how bright your pearly whites may be. Some patients may have a stronger enamel, which helps their teeth appear more vibrant. If you have a thinner enamel, more of your dentin may be visible, which makes your smile appear duller. As you age, this can also change over time. Popular food and drinks can also discolor your dental structures. If you are a frequent coffee or tea drinker, you may notice that they appear yellow over time. Habits such as smoking or poor oral hygiene can also play a role in this as well. It is important to understand the reasons for these stains before beginning cosmetic treatments, because some options may yield better results depending on the type of discoloration.

Whiten Your Smile Safely With A Professional

There are store-bought kits that may remove these blemishes. These may be okay to use in a pinch, but they should not be used frequently as they may contain harsh ingredients that can harm your teeth. To achieve dazzling results and maintain a healthy grin, you can have this done by a professional in our office, or have a custom kit created to use at home.

The in-office method can take just one appointment. A gel will be applied to your teeth and activated with a light. After about an hour, you will be able to see a visible difference. To do this at home, you will wear your custom trays and gel each night for about thirty minutes at a time. After about two weeks, you can show off your shining results.

How You Can Make Your Results Last

You may need to have this treatment repeated every few years to keep your grin looking bright. There are some steps you can take to help them last. First, remember to continue an efficient oral hygiene routine. This will help minimize staining that can occur from food and drinks. Avoid actions such as smoking tobacco, as this can discolor your teeth. Lastly, do not forget to continue seeing your dentist. Just because your smile is brighter does not necessarily mean it is healthy. Regular checkups and cleanings help maintain your oral health.

Talk To Our Team Today

You can schedule an appointment at Plaza Family Dentistry in Kansas City, MO, at (816) 531-8000.