The foods and beverages we consume naturally contain chemicals and tannins that slowly seep into our dental enamel, leaving it stained and discolored. This is especially evident after drinking coffee, tea, or red wine. But over time, these stains can become permanent. When they do, no amount of brushing or flossing can remove them at which stage you may want to consider a teeth whitening treatment.
About Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a very simple, straightforward and painless treatment that can totally change and improve the appearance of your smile. Even a little tooth discoloration can have a remarkable effect upon smile quality and therefore, your self-esteem. If you’re interested in putting the glint back into your grin, speak to one of our teeth whitening specialists the next time you come in for a routine check-up.
How Does it Work?
The teeth whitening methods we work with here at Prestige Dental Centers involve the use of a special bleaching gel and a mouth tray. We will custom design you a mouth tray from molds of your teeth. Once this has been prepared in our laboratory, you can return to our office to come and collect your whitening kit and begin your treatment in the comfort of your own home.
All you need to do is squeeze the recommended amount of bleaching gel into the mouth tray and then wear it over your teeth. The amount of time you will need to wear your tray, along with the frequency of application will be prescribed to you by your tooth whitening specialist in Pueblo CO or Colorado Springs. Generally, it’s only for an hour or two, once a day for about two weeks, although this can vary.
The results will become more and more apparent with each application and when your teeth have reached the desired level of brightness, you can cease treatment. It is advised that you keep up a maintenance program by wearing your tray with the bleaching gel every so often. Again, Dr. Sterling Rogers or Dr. Michael Bull will explain this to you during your consultation.
Why Opt for Professional Teeth Whitening?
The whitening products prescribed to patients in dental offices are far more effective than those you buy over the counter at a pharmacy or supermarket. This is because the former contains a greater concentration of whitening agent and so, by law, cannot be sold without the recommendation of a qualified and experienced dentist. If your teeth are visibly stained and discolored, you are going to get the best results from an in-house professional teeth whitening treatment.