Springs Family Dental
What does your smile say about you? A smile tells the world that you are friendly, welcoming, generous, approachable. But if you have a smile that is dark and discolored, it might be sending a message you never intended.
While yellowing often occurs naturally, discolored teeth are often associated with aging, bad habits, or poor hygiene, even if this isn’t the case. For many, yellowing teeth are genetic. In other cases, our favorite foods and drinks, including coffee, tea, and berries, can contribute.
This doesn’t mean you have to live your life without enjoying a cup of coffee. It also doesn’t mean that you have to hide your smile in pictures or when meeting someone for the first time.
Professional teething whitening is a simple and affordable treatment that can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Many patients come to Springs Family Dental thinking they need extensive cosmetic treatment when really all they need is whiter, brighter teeth!
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
At our Colorado Springs dental office, we offer take-home teeth whitening kits that are customized to your specific needs. We use impressions to create trays that fit your teeth perfectly, and we choose the strength of gel for the level of whitening that’s best for you.
The process is simple. We’ll provide you with your custom teeth whitening products and instructions on how often to wear your trays. Contrary to what you might have seen on TV, leaving your trays on for longer than recommended won’t speed up your treatment or leave your teeth unnaturally white. What it can do, however, is irritate your teeth and cause sensitivity, so it’s important to follow Dr. Terveen’s instructions carefully.
You’ll be able to choose the right whitening schedule for yourself, so you can whiten your teeth when it’s most convenient for you. The process takes two weeks, after which you will have a beautifully bright smile!
How Is Professional Teeth Whitening Better Than Over-the Counter Whitening Products?
You’ve probably seen the wide assortment of products in the drug or grocery stores that claim to whiten your teeth. Some claim to have the same level of whitening as a professional treatment. You may have even tried some of these products only to be disappointed with the results.
Despite the claims on the package, it’s almost impossible to get the same level of whitening from a drugstore kit. This is because:
Professional kits have a higher concentration of whitening ingredient. You would have to use a drugstore kit for a much longer time to come close to the same results.
Drugstore kits are designed to work for everyone even though no two people have the same teeth. Our customized trays will keep the gel where it belongs – on your teeth and off the sensitive soft tissues of your mouth.
Professional whitening products contain desensitizing ingredients so that your whitening treatment is more comfortable.
Throughout your treatment, Dr. Terveen will be available to answer questions or address any concerns.