When you have unsightly discoloration, this could mean you feel embarrassed about your smile. Our Garland, TX, team can help remove teeth stains and brighten your smile by several shades! We have two versions available, so which one is right for you? Should you whiten your teeth at home or with us?
The Causes of Teeth Stains
Discoloration could appear on your smile for a number of different reasons. For example, when you drink beverages that contain tannins and dark pigments, such as coffee, red wine, tea, and soda, this leaves behind discoloration. Foods high in sugar and starch promote plaque buildup, which also makes stains more visible. Lack of proper brushing and flossing, and infrequent professional dental cleanings, could also let plaque buildup worsen. When you smoke cigarettes or use tobacco products, this stains teeth too (and also increases the risk of several forms of cancer). As you can see, our daily habits are the biggest influence on the brightness of our smiles!
At-Home Teeth Whitening
To address severe discoloration and limit tooth sensitivity, you may benefit from our homebased treatment option. The process starts with an initial office visit. We will look at your smile to assess the cause and severity of your discoloration. Next, we create a set of plastic trays based on the impressions and images we took of your smile. You return home with these trays and a powerful bleaching gel. The trays will be filled with the gel and worn for about 30 minutes a day. When in place, the trays help ensure the gel is never diluted by saliva, and provides even results across your smile. After about ten days, your teeth could be up to eight shades brighter! The trays and remaining gel could be used in the moths to come for touchups.
A Brighter Smile in One Sitting
We also know that sometimes you need fast results. If you have a first date or a job interview, then you need to see us for our in-office treatment. Our team will place a protective covering on your lips and gums, and apply a bleaching gel. We then use a light to activate the bleaching ingredients, breaking up stains and brightening your smile in as little as one to two hours total. If you have any questions, then please contact our team today to learn more!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC WHITENING?
Our team is ready to help you obtain a smile that is bright and beautiful. To learn more about how we help treat issues like discoloration, often in one visit, 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.