In our previous blog, our team discussed options for removing stains from smiles in a single visit. However, we also have another option, one that can address severe staining and do so from home! In today’s blog, your North Hollywood, CA, dentist discusses options for removing teeth stains and achieving a smile brightened by multiple shades, all from home!
At-Home Teeth Whitening
The home-based treatment option can address more severe cases of discoloration, and also limits the chances of tooth sensitivity following treatment. First, we will schedule a visit so we can assess the cause and extent of your discoloration. We want to make sure this is the best treatment option for you! Next, we take detailed impressions so we can create a set of plastic trays. We send you home with these trays, and a powerful bleaching gel. At home, the trays will be filled with gel and worn for 30 to 45 minutes a day. The trays will fit comfortably, and ensure the gel is evenly spread across the surfaces of your teeth. They also prevent saliva from diluting the gel, too. After a week to ten days, you could obtain a smile brightened by several different shades!
Touch-Ups and Better Homecare Habits
You need to practice good oral hygiene to help keep your teeth brighter for longer. By brushing and flossing daily, you remove stray food particles that could fuel bacteria and cause plaque buildup, which makes stains more visible. You should also cut back on sugary foods and drinks, and beverages with dark pigments, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and soda. Remember, you can use your trays and any remaining gel for touch-ups in the coming months once discoloration begins to develop.
The Downsides of OTC Systems
There are also over-the-counter options to remove stains from home, but they don’t offer the same dramatic results, and the results they do offer don’t last very long. Strips have been known to cause tooth sensitivity, and toothpastes with whitening agents could weaken enamel. For a stunning and vibrant smile, talk to our team and we will prescribe the option that works best for your smile. If you have any questions about our professional teeth whitening options, including our in-office option or our bonding and veneers, then please contact our team today. We want to help you obtain your best possible smile!
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Smile Improvements?
If you want a brighter smile, we can help by removing discoloration from the comfort of your own home. For more information on our cosmetic treatment options, then schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smiles in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.