Brighten Your Smile From Home With Teeth Whitening

When you have teeth stains, this can dull your smile. But our team can offer professional teeth whitening to remove discoloration and help your smile shine just in time for summer. In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, dentist talks about our take-home teeth whitening kit, and how this can offer a substantially brighter smile.

The Causes of Your Dental Discoloration

What happens to cause unsightly yellow and brown stains to form on the surfaces of our teeth? Often, it is multiple factors. For example, when we fail to brush and floss daily, and eat a diet high in sugar and starch, this creates plaque buildup that makes stains more visible. Lack of professional cleanings every six months can also contribute to serious plaque buildup and discoloration. If you consume beverages with dark pigments, such as soda, tea, red wine, and coffee, this could lead to discoloration too. Tobacco use is also a major factor! As part of your treatment process, our team will conduct a detailed examination to assess the cause and severity of your stains, so we can choose the most appropriate teeth whitening option.

Creating Teeth Whitening Trays

Our team could offer a take-home teeth whitening option with our custom plastic trays and powerful bleaching gel. The process starts with an office visit so we can take detailed images and measurements of your smile with digital imaging technology, using the information in a lab setting to design and craft a set of custom plastic trays. We then send these trays home with, along with multiple plastic syringes of bleaching gel. From home, you can help brighten your smile by multiple shades, as many as eight in some cases.

The Treatment Process

At home, you will fill the trays with gel and wear them for the amount of time our team recommends, which could be as little as 30 to 45 minutes a day, or possibly overnight. You repeat this for one to two weeks to see optimal results. The trays help ensure the results are even across your smile, and prevent the gel from being diluted by saliva. You can also help with positive changes to your oral health routine, such as proper brushing and flossing, a healthy diet, no tobacco, and visits for checkups and cleaning every few months. The trays and any remaining gel are also yours to use for touch-ups as needed in the months to come.

If you have any questions about removing teeth stains with teeth whitening, then contact our team today to learn more.

Ready to Remove Your Dental Discoloration?

Our team wants to offer a cosmetic treatment to help brighten your smile by several shades. You can call Dr. Browne in Prairie Village, KS, at 913-901-8585.