You may not always realize when your teeth have begun to lose their healthy shine. In fact, if you’re diligent about brushing and flossing them every day, you may not believe that they’re growing dull until it becomes glaringly obvious. The bad news is that teeth stains are not always preventable. Even when they’re healthy, teeth can develop stains or grow dull over time due to exposure to foods and beverages. Fortunately, your dentist can help you stop worrying about a less-than-perfect smile with a quick, convenient, and highly effective professional teeth-whitening treatment.
How do I know the treatment will work?
Unlike over-the-counter options, professional teeth-whitening consists of a highly potent bleaching agent that is proven to gently but successfully erase stains from the surfaces of your teeth. Also, to ensure that the treatment is right for you, your dentist will first perform a comprehensive examination to diagnose the nature and extent of your teeth stains. In some cases, a more direct cosmetic touchup is needed, such as tooth bonding or porcelain veneers, especially when stains originate from within your tooth’s main structure.
How long will the results last?
With a custom-designed kit that you can take home and use to apply the whitening gel yourself, your teeth can be significantly brighter in as little as two weeks. With a consistently good hygiene routine at home and a strict schedule of checkups and cleanings with your dentist, you can keep your smile brighter for longer. However, teeth-whitening results are not permanent, and over time, your teeth may once again stain or become dull and require another touchup.
Find Out if Teeth-Whitening Is for You
If your teeth are stained are have simply lost their youthful luster, then teeth-whitening can be a convenient and highly effective solution to brightening your smile. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us by calling Coppertop Family Dental in Redmond, OR, today at (541) 923-5927.