Do you feel like your smile is a bit lackluster? Has it lost some of its sparkle and shine? Did you know that whitening your teeth is an affordable and effective way to give your smile back the dazzle it once had? Your cosmetic dentist in Keller explains your options for teeth whitening, and why it might be the right solution for your needs.
Why Have My Teeth Lost Their Sparkle?
The truth is that it’s natural for teeth to lose a bit of their brightness over time. Many factors contribute to this and can accelerate the process such as:
- Certain foods we eat such as marinara sauce, berries, curries, and soy sauce
- Certain types of medication we take
- Beverages we enjoy such as coffee, tea, dark colas, or red wine
- Lifestyle habits such as smoking to tobacco use
Being aware of the things that can dull your smile can help you make different choices throughout your day.
If you have a big event coming up, or perhaps just a very hectic schedule, in-office whitening may be the solution for you because it delivers immediate results.
During one short visit to your dentist, we will place a protective barrier around your teeth and then apply a high strength whitening gel to your enamel. The gel is then activated with a special light. When your treatment is completed, your teeth will be 6 to 10 shades lighter than before and you’ll be off to show your beautiful smile to the world.
As a bonus, the professional strength gel that we use is also specially formulated to minimize the sensitivity that many patients experience with teeth whitening. So, you can rest assured that your treatment will be as comfortable as it is effective.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
For patients with more time, a take-home whitening system may be ideal. We’ll create custom plastic trays from models we take of your teeth. Custom trays ensure that the whitening process is more effective and also protects your gums and soft tissues from excess whitening gel that can cause injuries. Most patients whiten for 1 to 2 weeks initially, or until they’ve achieved their desired results.
The additional benefit of take-home trays is that you’ll always have them available to update your smile in the future.
Are you ready to give your smile an upgrade? Give your dentist a call today to learn more about whitening and schedule your next appointment.
About Distinguished Dental
If you’re tired of feeling like just another number at your dentist, you’re ready for the distinguished patient experience! This can only be found at Distinguished Dental, where Dr. Sheri McIntosh and her team exceed patient expectations each day with exceptional customer service and comprehensive high-quality dentistry.
To learn more about how we’re different, contact our office by calling 817-337-8300. Or you can reach us online through our website.