The old adage used to be not to wear white after Labor Day, which means that summer is for wearing white. White clothes are bright and breezy. White teeth are a great way to update your look for the brighter season of sunshine. A teeth-whitening treatment can be one of the fastest ways to affect your appearance and give you a bit of a confidence boost. A whitening treatment supervised by your dentist allows for customization and for any issues like sensitivity to be monitored. Your dentist can also determine if a whitening treatment is the best option for your smile.
Customized Take-Home Kit
Your dentist can create customized trays for your teeth based on exact measurements and impressions of your smile. A tray that is customized for your smile will better allow for the professional-grade whitening gel to penetrate each and every unique curve of your teeth. A take-home kit will include the custom-designed set of trays for both your upper and lower teeth, professional-grade whitening gel, and a plan with specific instructions. You will use the trays and gel in the comfort of your own home. After about 10-14 days of daily use, your teeth can get several shades lighter and brighter.
Issues Beyond Whitening
Whitening treatments, even professional-grade caliber, can only remove stains that affect the outside of your teeth. Discoloration that comes from within the tooth and beneath the surface cannot be removed. Internal discoloration could be caused by trauma to the tooth, internal bleeding, medications, genetics, age, or certain diseases. Known as intrinsic discoloration, internal stains may require other cosmetic options like dental bonding or porcelain veneers to brighten your smile. These types of treatments would just cover up the fronts of your teeth to give you that brightened appearance you may be looking for.
Are you ready to upgrade to your summer smile?
Whitening your teeth can be just the kick-off to summer that you need. To schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, Spring Hill, Osawatomie, Edgerton, Shawnee, Johnson County, De Soto, Paola, Lawrence, and all surrounding communities.