Brighten Your Entire Smile With Teeth Whitening

If you have unsightly teeth stains on the surfaces of your smile, then we can offer more dramatic results than typically store-bought systems. In fact, we can help brighten your smile by up to eight shades for some patients! In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, dentist talks about our professional teeth whitening system.

The Factors Behind Your Teeth Stains

How do teeth become stained? This could occur due to a diet high in sugar and starch, as bacteria break down these ingredients to create plaque buildup, which in turn makes stains more visible. Drinks with dark pigments, such as coffee, tea, soda, and red wine could discolor your smile too. This could also occur due to smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products. As part of your treatment, we will carefully examine your smile to assess the factors behind your stains and to assess their severity, so we can choose the best teeth whitening option for you.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Our at-home teeth whitening system can target extrinsic stains, the ones that form on the surfaces of your teeth, and may brighten smiles by up to eight shades. To begin, our team will see you briefly so we can take images and impressions of your bite and use them to design and fabricate a set of custom plastic trays. We then send these trays home with you, accompanied by several plastic syringes of bleaching gel. At home, you add gel to the trays and wear them for a set amount of time each day over a period of about one to two weeks. The trays ensure the results are even across your smile and prevent saliva from diluting the gel. The trays and leftover gel can be used to touch-up in the months to come. This can brighten smiles and limit the risk of tooth sensitivity too.

Masking Permanent Discolorations

What about intrinsic discoloration, which forms beneath the enamel due to factors like injury or certain medications? These can be difficult to remove with trays and gel, but we can mask them to brighten your smile instantly. We could use dental bonding, employing composite resin to cover the discoloration and also address issues with a tooth’s shape. Our team could also create custom porcelain veneers, thin restorations that cover the teeth and instantly correct issues with the shape and color, providing a smile makeover for some patients. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or about how we brighten smiles or mask teeth stains, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile with confidence again!


To book your visit for cosmetic dentistry, call our office in Prairie Village, KS, at 913-901-8585. We’re ready to help transform the appearance of your smile!