Your teeth are the first thing people notice when you smile. They have the power to significantly impact the quality of your smile and can make or break the impressions that you leave. If your teeth are discolored, the quality of your smile decreases. Discoloration can also impact your confidence. At Jeremy J Burke, DDS, PA, we can restore a bright white smile with teeth whitening.
How Do Teeth Become Discolored?
Discoloration has many different causes, including:
There are two ways in which your teeth can be professionally whitened. One way is done in an in-office procedure, or chairside whitening, that takes approximately an hour of your time. We begin by cleaning your teeth. Next, a lip retractor is placed inside your mouth, which keeps your lips from touching your teeth. The whitening gel is applied to your teeth, and a UV light is shone over your mouth. The light activates the active ingredient, carbamide peroxide. This breaks down peroxide into oxygen bubbles, which then go to work eliminating even the most stubborn stains. Chairside whitening can whiten your teeth several shades in one appointment, and the results begin to show immediately.
Take Home Trays
If you prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, we can provide you with take-home trays. This treatment uses custom created trays, which we make for you based on impressions of your mouth. We provide you with the trays and whitening gel, along with instructions for use. Trays are meant to be worn for several hours twice a day, or overnight while you sleep. The length of your treatment will depend on your situation and your goals, and you will typically begin to notice results in about a week.
Benefits of Professional Whitening
You may be wondering why you should opt for professional whitening when there are so many over the counter products available. While these products claim that they provide amazing results in a short period, the truth is that they do not provide the results you are looking for. It can take several treatments to achieve even a small difference in color. Professional whitening offers numerous benefits.
If discoloration has you hiding your smile from the world, teeth whitening can help. Call Jeremy J Burke, DDS, PA to schedule your consultation today at (432) 653-2320.
What Our Patients Are Saying About Us
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~Sandra Hamm Carr.