Over time, teeth stains can form for a number of different reasons. If you wish you could obtain a much brighter smile, then you may want to learn more about our teeth whitening procedures. Your Garland, TX, dentist can help brighten smiles by several shades in some cases! Which option, at-home or in-office, will work best for you?
Whitening From Home
Our home whitening option can address both minor and severe cases of discoloration. To begin, we need to take detailed impressions of your smile, which are key for designing and creating a custom set of plastic trays. Next, we will provide you with a powerful bleaching gel. When you return home, you will fill the trays with gel and wear them for about 30 to 45 minutes each day. The total amount of time treatment requires will depend on the cause and extent of your discoloration, but unusually falls between a week and ten days. For some, teeth could be brightened by several shades! The home-based solution is also a great option for avoiding tooth sensitivity following treatment. Once treatment ends, you can keep the trays and remaining gel for any touch-ups down the road.
Single-Visit Teeth Whitening
We also have an in-office option that provides results in as little as two hours. The procedure begins with the dentist placing a protective covering over your lips and gums. We apply a bleaching gel to the teeth and activate the gel using a special light. We reapply as necessary, allowing the gel to break up stains and brighten the teeth. If you need fast results, this may be the option for you. You leave our office the same day with a noticeably whiter smile.
Controlling Teeth Stains
Following treatment, you will definitely want to make sure your new results last. Which means you need to take care of your smile and limit the severity of future discoloration. First, be sure you’re brushing and flossing daily, which controls plaque buildup and reduces the severity of stains. You also need to have your teeth professionally cleaned at our office every six months. At home, avoid tobacco products and cut back on sugary foods and drinks, which promote plaque buildup. If you have any questions about avoiding discoloration, or about our professional whitening options, then contact our team today. With a cosmetic consultation, we can help you decide which option is best for your smile!
Do You Want Brighter Teeth?
Our team is ready to remove and mask teeth stains of all kinds. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, then schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.