How can I make my teeth whiter and brighter?
Is your coffee habit dulling your smile? Recently quit smoking and looking to celebrate? A smile whitening consultation at our Clintonville office may do the trick. Your teeth can naturally become stained over time, so we’re happy to provide professional whitening treatments. We believe you deserve to have a smile you can be proud of.
How do you achieve a sparkling smile for your patients?
The experts at Wooten Dentistry provide a variety of professional teeth whitening services for our patients. Before we begin the smile whitening process, we’ll give your teeth a basic cleaning and thorough exam. During the exam, we will check for chipped or broken teeth as well as any concerns with your gums.
After this prep work, a hydrogen peroxide gel solution will be carefully and evenly applied to your teeth, taking careful precautions to avoid the gums. The solution will be left on your teeth for several 10-minute intervals and then washed away. We do not use an LED light as we feel it's really just an unnecessary gadget.
After up to three intervals of whitening application and removal, your teeth will have upgraded to a lighter, brighter shade of white. In total, the teeth whitening process takes roughly 45 minutes.
We may apply a relief gel to your teeth following the treatment, and Dr. Wooten will provide a list of food and beverages to stay away from for the next few days. (Yes, coffee is on that list. But it's only temporary).
Minor sensitivity may occur in even the most non-sensitive people, but this will not last long, as the treatment effects will subside naturally over time. Brushing with a toothpaste for sensitive teeth may help. Staying away from foods at both hot and cold temperature extremes for a couple of days is also a good idea.
Teeth Whitening at Home
Are you more of a DIY'er? Great. If you'd prefer to whiten your teeth at home, our team can cast a mold of your teeth and prepare a custom tray for you along with the whitening gel. Dr. Wooten will provide personal, detailed instructions on how to whiten your teeth on your own. This usually includes a regimen of 10 consecutive nights of bleaching. You'll fill your whitening tray with the provided gel and wear it overnight. Brush as you normally do and remember to avoid drinking coffee and tea (or any other foods and beverages that are known to stain your teeth) during your 10-day bleaching process.
If you’d like to learn more about achieving a whiter and brighter smile, please feel free to contact our office via phone, email, or schedule an appointment online.
Ready to schedule your checkup?
If it’s been a while since you’ve had your last dental checkup, there’s no need to fret – we are here to help! We can get back on track with your dental care. Contact our Clintonville dentist office today to schedule an appointment.