leawood teeth whiteningWhen you have teeth stains, you could feel embarrassed about the appearance of your smile. However, our team can brighten smiles with professional treatments, both at-home and in-office! In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS, dentist looks at our teeth whitening options and explains how they remove unsightly discoloration.

The Common Factors Behind Teeth Stains

Even if we brush and floss daily, we could still develop unsightly teeth stains. For some, these are results of plaque buildup which occurs as bacteria breaks down particles of sugar and starch, creating layers that make stains more visible. Beverages with dark pigments, such as tea, red wine, coffee, and soda, could also be factors. If you don’t have cleanings to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth, this can also mean stains, as could tobacco use. Often, you can make changes to your routine to help your teeth stay brighter for longer, such as daily care, a healthier diet, and quitting tobacco products. In the meantime, we can brighten your smile with teeth whitening!

Whitening Your Smile at Home

For dramatic results that tickle more severe staining, we could offer an at-home teeth whitening treatment. With this option, you visit our office just long enough for us to take impressions of your smile and create a set of plastic trays. You then take these trays home with you. We also send you home with several plastic syringes of bleaching gel. At home, you fill the trays with the gel and wear them for the amount of time we recommend, and repeat this process for one to two weeks. Afterward, your teeth could be eight shades brighter in some cases, and the remaining gel and plastic trays are then yours to use for touch-ups down the road.

Brighter Smiles in One Visit

Our team can also offer a teeth whitening treatment that provides results in only one visit! With this option, our team will place a protective covering on your lips and gums. We then add the bleaching gel to your teeth and activate it with a light, repeating the process as needed to break up stains and brighten your smile by several shades. If you have a first date, job interview, or big event like graduation, this can offer results in as little as one to two hours, so you’ll be ready!

If you have any questions about how our team will diagnose and treat issues like teeth whitening, then contact our team today to learn more.

Ready for a Smile Free of Discoloration?

We want to help you enjoy a brighter smile, often in only one appointment. Call Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling (913)681-5500 to learn more about our approach to fighting dental discoloration.