Would you like to have a whiter smile? Well, welcome to the club. Research shows that some 80 percent of Americans would like to have whiter teeth. And why not? The same research found that people who have bright and attractive smiles are considered to be younger, smarter and even more financially successful. Who wouldn’t want that? Fortunately, there is a convenient way to make your smile whiter. At Springs Dental Care, we offer take-home teeth whitening so you can whiten in privacy, on your own time and achieve the level of whiteness you desire.
No one has a smile that is perfectly white. Teeth naturally have a slightly yellow, gray or brown hue. The problem is this tone becomes more noticeable as we age and teeth’s outer coating of enamel thins and the layer of dentin underneath begins to show.
Nevertheless, the leading reason most people’s smiles darken is because of the foods and beverages they eat. Things like coffee, pomegranate juice, chocolate, tomato sauce and more are all richly colored. Deposits from these remain on your teeth and eventually cause staining.
The color of your teeth can also be affected by:
Dr. Cea will give you custom-fitted mouth trays and professional grade bleaching gel that contains either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. All you have to do is fill each tray with gel and wear them according to the dentist’s instructions.
You may notice a difference after the first application. However, the most dramatic results usually require consistent wearing for 10 days to two weeks. If your teeth are very dark, then you may need to wear the bleaching trays all night for a few weeks.
With take-home whitening, you have better control over how white your smile becomes. You can expect your teeth to whiten at least three or five shades at the conclusion of treatment. Try getting that bright of a smile with over-the-counter white strips! Dr. Cea is able to safely give you a much strong formula for bleaching than any product available in-store.
That depends on what you do after whitening. If you continue to drink coffee, eat deeply colored foods or smoke, then eventually your white smile will darken again. But your smile may not be as dark as before because the bleaching gel altered the interior color of your teeth.
The good news is that your take-home whitening kit can be used for touchups when you begin to notice that your smile isn’t as bright.