Most people suffer from discolored teeth due to the consumption of specific food and drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine, blueberries and tomatoes. These foods contain chromogens which stick to the surface of your teeth thus staining them. Age, dental trauma, medications, and smoking can also change the color of your teeth. Fortunately, you can bring back the sparkle in your smile through teeth whitening procedures and products.
While over the counter products like whitening toothpaste, gels and strips may be cheaper, they can be too weak or too strong to provide satisfactory results. Professional teeth whitening is done and supervised by a dental expert who first examines you before providing you with a personalized solution. It’s safe, quick and effective with results lasting for three years or more. You have two options if you decide to seek professional intervention; in-office whitening and at-home treatments.
In-office teeth whitening, also known as chairside treatment, is done at the dentist’s office. It only takes 30- 60 minutes of your time and delivers instant results. The dentist first covers your gums and lips with protective material before applying a high concentration gel on your teeth. Sometimes, blue light is used to speed up gel activation and give you quicker results. The gel is then rinsed off, and you can confidently walk out with teeth 12 shades lighter!
If you prefer carrying out the teeth whitening treatment at home, you’ll provided with either custom teeth whitening trays or a GLO take-home kit. The good thing is that if you do as advised, you’ll have a gleaming set of teeth without the risk of sensitivity or gingival irritation.
Custom Trays: Normally, you may be required to use them twice a day for up to two weeks. The custom trays are made to perfectly fit and also hold just the right amount of gel without spilling.
GLO Take-Home Kit: A GLO Take-Home Kit contains a GLO control and mouthpiece, Whitening Gel GLO Vials, a mouthpiece case, a power adapter and USB as well as a user manual. It’s everything you’ll find in an in-office treatment, only that you take it home and use it for 8 minutes daily as advised by your dentist. You don’t need trays as the vials can be brushed on the teeth directly.
Maintain oral hygiene, avoid smoking and keep away from staining food and drinks for the results to last.
If you live in Peoria, AZ or the surrounding areas, Dr. Cooperman with Dental Ben’s can help you brighten your smile and restore your confidence. Contact us today for teeth whitening services, custom teeth whitening trays and take-home kits with GLO and say goodbye to discolored teeth.