Teeth whitening is the easiest and fastest cosmetic dentistry procedure used for whitening stained teeth to create a more youthful and radiant smile. It entails the application of bleaching agents to eliminate surface and deeper stains to completely change the tooth enamel’s color.
Dr. Steven Wainess, DDS in St. Clair Shores, MI regularly performs and supervises teeth whitening treatments to improve the radiance and shade of natural teeth.
The Teeth Whitening Process
With at-home whitening, your dentist will fabricate a custom mouthpiece for you and give you a professional-grade bleaching product that you’ll use for whitening your teeth in the comfort of your home. Depending on the current shade of your teeth, you may be instructed to wear the custom mouthpiece with bleaching product inside for an hour to several hours daily. Avoid placing too much bleaching product inside the mouthpiece to prevent it from leaking out and irritating your gums.
Other Important Things to Know About Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening isn't the only procedure that can improve the look and shade of the teeth. In some people, particularly those with deeper stains that whitening can't address, dental bonding, crowns, or veneers may be a better option. Discuss with Dr. Wainess all suitable whitening solutions to figure out which one will be most effective for your specific needs and circumstances.
It’s also vital to note that you should have generally healthy gums and teeth before undergoing any bleaching treatment to prevent potential irritation during the procedure. Otherwise, you will need to address your dental issues first and then have your teeth whitened.
Interested in Teeth Whitening to Get That Perfectly Radiant Smile? Talk to Us
Call (586) 293-1515 to arrange an appointment here at P Steven Wainess DDS with Dr. Steven Wainess in St. Clair Shores, MI.