Everyone wants beautiful white teeth. Bleaching is a great way to have that smile you want. There are some things you need to know about bleaching:
Not all bleach is the same, zoom laser bleaching is the most intense and the longest lasting. It penetrates deep into the tooth and can remove some internal stain as well as external from smoking, coffee etc.
Sinsational smile is a “brighten up” shorter term bleaching with a light that is great for occasions, but does not last as long as the zoom.
Custom trays with dental bleach is the most reliable and can be almost as white as you like. It also is great for staying white as you can “touch up” your bleaching every few weeks or months as needed. The trays are custom fitted so you don’t overuse large amounts of bleach.
No bleach can work on certain teeth. Bleach does not usually affect restorations, such as crowns or fillings other than remove surface stain. Teeth that are discolored in lines or spots, frequently will not give you the result you want.
Almost all bleach leaves your teeth sensitive. There are ways to “handle” this but you must expect some sensitivity.
Even a thorough well done cleaning will not change the color of your teeth. Removing tartar and stains will brighten your teeth, but the basic color of your teeth is a combination of genetics, age and habits.
That being said, I’ve never had anyone that wasn’t happy with their results as long as the limitations are explained to them.
Bleaching does not change the shape or size of the teeth, so if that is your concern, let’s talk veneers!! A quick and painless version of a perfect smile!!
Teeth Whitening – Canton, MS
Few things are more appealing than a gleaming white smile. Unfortunately, eating, drinking, and even aging prevents our teeth from staying as white as we’d like them to be. Fortunately, Dental Solutions of Mississippi has multiple whitening options to brighten your smile. Professional teeth whitening is safe, works faster, and protects your teeth and gums better than over-the-counter whitening products.
Professional Whitening Methods
Professional teeth whitening uses high-concentration bleaching gels that are not available over the counter. We offer two kinds of whitening: in-office and take-home.
In-office whitening offers the fastest results. We prepare your cheeks, gums, and tooth-root surfaces with a protective barrier before applying a professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel. The gel is left on the teeth for about an hour, leaving you with immediate noticeable results.
Take-home whitening is another effective way to whiten your teeth, but the results are largely determined by you. With take-home whitening, custom-made whitening trays are made just for you – one for the top arch or your teeth and another for the bottom. We will send you home with whitening gel, which you will use to fill the trays before placing them over your teeth. The trays are usually left in for about an hour at a time and should be used over the course of several weeks to ensure the best results.
Caring for Your Whitened Smile
To make sure your whitening results last as long as possible, you will need to maintain your usual conscientious routine of brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly. Additionally, you should avoid drinking and eating foods that can stain such as red wine, coffee, tea, and mustard. If you smoke, use your gleaming white teeth as incentive to quit. We may also recommend a minor touch-up every so often to keep your smile bright and beautiful for years.
For more information on teeth whitening contact Dental Solutions of Mississippi at (601) 859-2182!