Yellowish, stained, and discolored teeth can happen over time, most especially if you smoke cigarettes, drink coffee or tea every day, and eat stain-causing foods. It is hard to avoid tooth discoloration because there are many factors to consider: aging, genetics, oral health, and certain habits. However, a white, bright smile is still possible. All that is required is making a simple visit to your dentist. Cosmetic dentistry treatments like teeth whitening can either restore the natural shine of your teeth or whiten them up to the shade that you want. You can be sure to flash that gorgeous smile with teeth whitening and look fabulous at any occasion.
How is Teeth Whitening Done?
At Southwest Family Dentistry, we can give you a gradual yet effective approach to lighten the shade of your enamel. First, Dr. Batlle will need to examine your teeth and gums, so he can determine what treatment best suits your needs. He will then take impressions of your teeth. This model will be used to create your custom-made whitening trays. The trays will be fabricated at an outside laboratory. Once finished and sent to our dental practice, Dr. Batlle will give the trays to you, so you can begin your teeth whitening treatment.
The custom trays will be part of a whitening kit. This kit contains a bleaching gel that must be applied to the tray. Dr. Batlle will show you how to do this as you will be doing it on your own every day. He will also show you how to wear the tray and remove it from your mouth. The process is pretty simple and has been done by many of our patients. You will get the convenience of an easy treatment plus the benefits of gleaming white teeth!
How Long Do I Need to Wear the Teeth Whitening Trays?
With daily use, you will get the results that you want to achieve in as little as two weeks. The color of your teeth will lighten by up to 8 shades, depending on the severity of discoloration.
Are the Whitening Trays Comfortable to Wear?
The trays are made of smooth, flexible plastic that’s very similar to invisible orthodontic aligners. They are, therefore, very comfortable to use. While most patients prefer to wear their bleaching trays during sleep, you can wear yours at a time that’s most convenient for you. As long as you use the trays repeatedly and regularly, you will be sure to achieve desirable results.
Will My Teeth Become Unnaturally White?
Our teeth whitening treatment whitens natural tooth enamel; hence, your teeth won’t appear at all unnatural. They will look clean, pristine, and utterly white while maintaining their natural look.
Why Not Give Us a Visit?
We, at Southwest Family Dentistry, just love seeing the happy smiles of satisfied patients. Sparkling white teeth can most certainly bring out the best in your smile. We invite you to come and visit us! Dr. Batlle and our entire team look forward to seeing you soon!
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