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What is Teeth Whitening?

Many people struggle with feelings of self-consciousness when it comes to their smile, and it is easy to understand why. After all, your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, and if your teeth are less than perfect, feelings of inadequacy can sometimes rise up. If you are currently struggling with these type of feelings when it comes to your smile, you may want to consider making an appointment for teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic procedure that is designed to help individuals struggling with damaged, or discolored teeth. This procedure is popular because it is non-invasive, quick, and an easy way to brighten your smile almost immediately.

Teeth whitening can help individuals who are struggling with damaged, or discolored teeth by restoring their natural, beautiful smile. Many patients who pursue this cosmetic dentistry procedure do so because they have had poor hygienic practices; however, there are several other reasons why teeth whitening may be needed. Some patients schedule this procedure because they are experiencing discoloration caused by medications they are taking. Patients suffering from Fluorosis also commonly pursue this cosmetic dentistry option.

Regardless of your reason, at Brook West Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with the care and support they need. If you are scheduled to have this procedure or have any questions, please contact our staff to see if teeth whitening is right for you. We are proud to provide one of a kind personalized care that is tailored to your unique needs.

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Teeth Whitening Expectations

One of the many benefits to having teeth whitening done is that it is a non-invasive treatment. Patients often express how stunned they are at how much of a difference it can makes in increasing the shine of your smile.

It is important that you are current on your regular dental hygiene appointments, and then your dentist will begin by performing a gentle polish and light reshaping of your teeth, that may be chipped or have uneven edges. Next, your dentist will create dental impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create trays customized for your specific needs. Unlike generic over-the-counter products, these individualized trays create better and longer lasting results. Once these trays are completed, you can begin the process of whitening your teeth!

Reasons for Teeth Whitening

While there can be numerous causes for stained teeth, the primary causes are common foods and/or beverages we consume. Some of the most prevalent teeth staining foods and beverages are wine, chocolate, coffee, and tea. It should also come as little surprise that smoking can have a dramatic effect on yellowing your teeth and creating buildup of nasty gunk over time.

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More About At-Home Whitening

While there are some obvious benefits to using over the counter teeth whitening strips, which include being easily accessible and presumably affordable, there are also many drawbacks to going this route. The first drawback to at home treatments is that these treatments will not make as dramatic a difference as a professional in-house procedure will. Additionally, these strips have to be replenished on a regular basis, which can cost more over time.

Ultimately, scheduling an appointment with our professional staff will mean that you have a system of whitening your teeth that can last you for years. If you would like to discuss at home versus in-house benefits and drawbacks further, please contact our knowledgeable staff.

Properly Caring For Your Teeth Afterward Whitening

Patients who have had a teeth whitening procedure will occasionally experience sensitivity following the procedure. Generally, this sensitivity will go away after a few days, but if the issue persists, please contact your dentist as soon as possible to discuss approaches to addressing this issue.

If you are hoping to get the most longevity out of this procedure, be mindful of avoiding foods and/or beverages that can stain your teeth, some of which include coffee, chocolate and wine, along with some other foods not commonly considered, such as tomato sauces and balsamic vinegar.

Besides being cautious of these foods, there are no specific restrictions to follow, though it is important to maintain good dental hygienic practices by brushing and flossing at least twice daily and to continue scheduling your regular dental hygiene appointments. While tooth whitening is not a permanent solution, the better you take care of your teeth, the better results you will get.

Remember: the better you take care of your teeth, the better your teeth will take care of you

We Provide High Quality Care You Can Trust

At Brook West Family Dentistry, we are committed to building positive, long-standing relationships with our patients. The way we achieve this is by using state of the art technologies, compassionate and carefully planned services, high-quality work, and personalized care that always places the needs of the individual client first. If you would like to meet our team, take a tour of our facilities, or discuss your procedure with our knowledgeable staff, please let us know.

Having a tooth whitening procedure can make a remarkable difference in the lives of those with discolored teeth. Scheduling your appointment for teeth whitening is your first step towards a confident, healthy smile. To begin your journey towards the perfect smile, please contact us to set up an appointment at (763) 561-2273.

At Brook West Family Dentistry, we are passionate about your smile and committed to providing you with the quality care you need!

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