If you have stained teeth that cause embarrassment, then talk to our team about our whitening trays and a bleaching gel. In today’s blog, your Bedford, MA, dentist is going to talk about how we address discoloration with a set of custom trays and a unique whitening gel, allowing you to obtain results that are both stunning and long lasting.
Creating Your Custom Trays
First, we need to create your trays, which means a brief visit to the office. We will take detailed images, impressions, and measurements of your smile, which we use to design and craft a set of plastic trays. The trays will fit comfortably and help ensure even results across your smile. We then send you home with these trays, along with a prescription-strength bleaching gel. At home, you will begin the treatment process!
The Treatment Process
At home, you will fill the trays with the gel and then wear them daily for about 30 to 45 minutes per day. The total course of treatment will depend on the cause and extent of your discoloration, but usually takes between a week and ten days. For some, the teeth will be brightened by several different shades. You then keep the trays and any remaining gel for touch-ups as stains begin to reappear after a few months.
Ensuring Lasting Results
To keep your smile bright, you should address factors that could lead to stains. For example, cut back on drink with dark pigments and tannins, like soda, tea, red wine, and coffee, which could otherwise stain teeth. Try to consume fewer foods and drinks high in sugar too, as this promotes plaque buildup and again, leads to greater visibility of discoloration. We suggest brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes each time, which strengthens outer enamel and removes trapped food particles, lowering the risk of serious plaque buildup. You should also floss every night before going to bed each night. Finally, make time to see us for a thorough dental cleaning every six months so we can remove all plaque buildup and also keep an eye on your smile for signs of developing issues, both cosmetic and general. If you have any questions about teeth whitening or better homecare, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Teeth Whitening?
Our team would like to help you enjoy a brighter smile with custom-made teeth whitening trays and a prescription bleaching gel, offering more attractive smiles in less than two weeks. To learn more about how we remove unsightly stains or about any other cosmetic treatments, such as dental bonding or porcelain veneers, then schedule a consultation by calling Kennedy Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Bedford, MA, today at (781) 275-0200.