So, you’re interested in getting a whiter smile, right? These days, professional teeth whitening has become the most popular cosmetic option our dentists offer here at Glenstone Dental in Baton Rouge, LA. If years of coffee drinking or smoking have left you with nasty yellow stains, our professional whitening system can help you scrub away those stains and give you the pearly whites you’re looking for.
Getting your teeth whitened professionally can be a life-changing experience. Whiter teeth are associated with youth, health, vitality, and even your level of professionalism in the workplace. Your dentist has the ability to improve the appearance of your teeth by up to eight shades in one short visit.
You will be happy with the way that your smile looks after going to your dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. If you have more questions, call our Baton Rouge office for an appointment today.
Over time, it’s natural for our teeth to dull a bit as we get older. After all, tooth enamel is porous, which means that it absorbs all the colors found in dark foods and drinks such as red wine, coffee and tea, berries, and tomato sauce. These foods and drinks can contribute to a yellow or stained smile.
While brushing and flossing can certainly prevent these stains from forming in the first place, once they are there, teeth whitening can help to break up these stain molecules in ways that your whitening toothpaste can’t.
If you’d like to turn to our dental experts for whitening help, we offer two options: in-office and at-home whitening.
Turning to our dental team means that you’ll get results fast. In-office whitening can get smiles several shades whiter in about an hour, while our custom-made, at-home whitening trays can provide amazing, even results in ways that those drugstore one-size-fits-most whitening trays can’t.
One of the benefits of turning to our Baton Rouge dental professionals for teeth whitening is that you will always get a safe, effective treatment with us. Professional teeth whitening is incredibly safe and does not damage tooth enamel.
We have received the proper training to be able to safely administer whitening treatment to our patients. So instead of trying those DIY whitening tips, why not stick to a whitening system you know you can trust?
Over the counter whitening products are convenient but problematic for a number of reasons. For one, they take a long time to show results (sometimes weeks or months), if they ever do. Whitening kits that come with trays are ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
When you have your teeth whitened professionally, the treatment is finished within one day, in one appointment. There’s no need to disrupt your schedule by wearing a tray every day and little to no concerns about irritation of the gums since the procedure will be handled by a skilled dentist.
Any patient with generally good dental health may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Keep in mind that some patients aren’t eligible for this treatment because they have stains that can’t be cleared with whitening gels. This is the case when the stain is “intrinsic,” which means the discoloration is at the inner layer of the tooth. Your dentist can tell you if your teeth can be successfully whitened at your initial consultation.
Set aside at least an hour of your time for your teeth whitening appointment. You’ll sit back in your chair as the dentist inserts a device to keep your lips separate from your teeth then applies the gel. You’ll wait for anywhere between 60-90 minutes until the whitening effect has set in. Many patients choose to have this treatment performed on a lunch hour.
You can expect to enjoy your new whiter smile for about one to two years or longer. The length of time your smile will last depends on you and your dental habits. If you go back to eating the same foods and drinking the same beverages that stained your teeth in the past, the problem is likely to return more quickly. Use a straw, brush regularly and see your dentist for cleanings twice per year.