leawood teeth whiteningOur team knows that a smile that shines can instill confidence and make a great first impression. That is why we offer cosmetic dentistry, including professional teeth whitening, to help you enjoy a brighter smile. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS, dentist talks about our approach to professional teeth whitening.

The Onset of Your Teeth Stains

Teeth stains can form for a number of different reasons. For some, these could be due to poor oral hygiene, such as infrequent brushing and flossing and a diet high in sugar creates plaque buildup, which makes stains more apparent. The use of tobacco products is often a factor, as is the consumption of drinks with dark pigments, such as tea, red wine, coffee, and soda. The factors vary, but the results will be a source of embarrassment and we want to help. With professional teeth whitening, we can help your smile shine by multiple shades!

Our Professional Teeth Whitening Options

First, we will examine your smile to choose the best treatment option for you. For some, we may suggest our in-office procedure, which whitens teeth in one visit, in as little as an hour. This employs a bleaching gel and light to brighten the teeth, and provides fast results. For more severe discomfort, we could provide a set of custom plastic trays and bleaching gel to be used from home, brightening smiles by up to eight shades in as little as a week to ten days. You simply fill the trays with gel and wear them for a specific period each day. If you have permanent stains, the kind that may not respond to whitening, we could discuss masking them with bonding, veneers, or a combination of the two.

Keeping Your Teeth Bright

Following your treatment, you can take action to help your new results last. We recommend making sure you start your day by brushing for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste, and in the evening, you floss and brush a second time. Try to drink more water and cut back on sugary foods and drinks with dark pigments. Avoid tobacco products too! Finally, make time to see our team for a checkup and cleaning every six months, so we can remove plaque and polish your smile for a brighter appearance.

If you have any questions about how we brighten smiles with teeth whitening, or if you’re ready to schedule a visit, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Need a Brighter Smile?

We want to make sure you feel confident in the appearance of your smile with our cosmetic treatment options! Call Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling (913)681-5500 to learn more about cosmetic dentistry. We also serve patients who live in Overland Park, South KC, South OP, Martin City, MO, and all surrounding communities.