Can you say with absolute honesty that you love the appearance of your smile? If you feel as though your teeth are blemished and marred by unsightly stains or yellowing, then you may notice yourself starting to hesitate instead of flashing your smile with confidence.
Teeth can become stained and discolored for a variety of reasons, and regardless as to what caused it, our patients find that they are quite motivated to restore their smile to its beautiful, bright splendor. We here at Raptou Family Dental strongly believe that you can get your most attractive smile in our office using a unique procedure called chairside tooth whitening.
What Happens During a Chairside Tooth Whitening?
If your teeth are stained, we can understand how tempting it can be to want to run out to the nearest drugstore and pick up a box of over-the-counter tooth whitening gel. We want to put a stop to this idea before it even blossoms into a full thought!
Over-the-counter products are ineffective at best and dangerous at worst. Often, the bleaching agents in them are poorly regulated. These gels can damage your gum tissue, causing chemical burns. The results can be uneven and leave ugly spots on your teeth. Alternatively, they may not even work at all.
Instead of potentially permanently damaging your dental enamel with iffy over-the-counter products, we are pleased to introduce chairside tooth whitening to our patients. We use only professional strength products, and we can lighten your teeth several shades in just one appointment.
Before we begin, we will first ensure that you are a good candidate for this procedure by determining that you are in good oral health. Patients who have active tooth decay or gum disease may need to address these concerns before we proceed. We will also take pictures of your teeth so you can get a good look at your before and after images to compare the results.
Your teeth will also be thoroughly cleaned before we apply the whitening product. This will help make sure the gel removes all stains on your teeth more effectively. Your lips and gums will be protected before we begin to make sure the whitening product goes only on your teeth. This will help prevent any chemical burns from occurring. We will also apply it evenly to your teeth to give you attractive and uniform results. We will leave the bleaching agent on your teeth for up to an hour to make sure that your teeth are lightened to the desired level.
How To Keep Your Teeth White
After your tooth whitening, be sure to follow our aftercare instructions. In the 24 hours following the procedure, make sure you avoid anything that can stain your teeth. This includes beverages like coffee, red wine, dark-colored soft drinks, and tea. Foods like dark candies and red sauces should be avoided. Smoking is not advised after the procedure, either.
Professional tooth whitening is an easy and non-invasive way to restore the appearance of your smile. It can give you the desired results in just one appointment, making it an excellent choice for many of our patients. To learn more about professional tooth whitening, or to set up an appointment with us here at Raptou Family Dental, please give us a call at (614) 427-0449 today!