The benefits of professional teeth whitening at home in the Garland area
When you meet someone for the first time, they may not remember your hair color, or your clothes, but they probably will remember your smile. Are you leaving them with the image of a sparkling set of pearly whites or of stained and dingy teeth? Your smile makes a lasting impression and it can say a lot about you. Dr. Suri offers patients the convenience of professional grade at-home teeth whitening kits to make your smile match your sparkling personality.
How it works:
When you come into our office for an evaluation for teeth whitening services, we will begin by checking for dental issues. Any tooth decay or gum disease will need to be addressed prior to whitening services. We may also recommend a professional cleaning to prepare the teeth. You will be fitted with a custom whitening tray made from impressions of your mouth.
Before you leave the office, you will be given instructions on applying the gel, and on how long you should wear the tray. Teeth will gradually whiten over several weeks, with many patients reporting results in just a few short days. Whitening kits can be kept at home for periodic touch-ups as necessary.
For patients with highly sensitive teeth, it may help to use toothpaste specifically designed to manage sensitivity.
Keeping your teeth white:
It is important to note that your newly whitened teeth can still become stained. Try to avoid consumption of dark foods and beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, pasta sauce, soda, and even acidic foods. If you can’t avoid them, try drinking dark liquids through a straw and always remember to brush your teeth or rinse after consuming these items. If you smoke or use tobacco, you are urged to quit. Smoking and tobacco use can cause teeth to appear yellow and dingy. Quitting smoking can greatly reduce your risk for gum disease and cancer as well as improve your overall health.
If you feel like your smile could use an affordable and effective makeover, call our Garland area office today to learn more about our teeth whitening systems.