Teeth Whitening–Midwest City, OK
Reserve Tooth Stains and Discoloration
You can't put a price on the benefits of a bright, white smile. However, teeth naturally come in a variety of shades and tones. Not to mention, they also change colors over the years for various reasons. If you're not happy with the color of your teeth, you've probably tried a few over-the-counter whitening products to improve your smile. If you weren't impressed by the results, you are not alone. Although they are convenient, over-the-counter products have little effect on tooth discoloration. The only way to achieve the drastic results you desire is with the help of a cosmetic dentist. Dr. Kendrick and our staff are here to help. We offer the latest solutions for teeth whitening. We can turn back the clock to get your smile significantly brighter.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Did you know not all types of tooth discoloration are the same? Whitening treatments work best on surface and age-related discoloration. You'll require an initial consultation with your cosmetic dentist to determine the source of your stains. Dr. Kendrick will also examine your mouth to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy, which is a requirement before any elective procedure, including teeth whitening.
Based on the results, he'll create a personalized treatment plan to revamp your smile. It's not unusual to need a little prep work, like a dental cleaning or gum disease therapy.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
You have multiple options to remove stubborn stains. Dr. Kendrick will review each solution that may be right for you, like:
At-Home Teeth Whitening
You can enjoy the convenience of an over-the-counter product and the results of an in-office treatment with a take-home whitening kit. Dr. Kendrick will give you everything you need to gradually improve the color of your teeth from the comfort of your home. You'll use the kit daily for about 2 weeks to reach your goals.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Your teeth can get up to 8 shades whiter over your lunch break. A protective barrier is placed over your gums and lips before applying a highly concentrated whitening agent. Your dentist will activate the whitening ingredients using a special light for three 15-minute intervals. At the end of your appointment, you'll walk out with a beautiful smile.
Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile
Your results can last for many months or years, depending on how well you care for your teeth. You can get the most from your investment by:
- Committing to Your Oral Hygiene: Brush your teeth at least twice daily for 2 minutes and floss at least once a day.
- Avoiding Dark Foods and Drinks: Limit your contact with stain-causing foods and drinks, like coffee. If you can't resist a cup of java, drink it all at once through a straw to limit its contact with your teeth. If you have any dark foods or drinks, rinse your mouth with water after you've finished to prevent discoloration.
- Not Smoking: It's best to stop smoking to prevent tar and nicotine stains.
- Visiting Your Dentist Regularly: Visit your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. We can also provide you with a touchup kit if your results fade.
If you're ready to stop hiding behind discolored teeth, it's time to contact our office. We will reveal a bright, youthful smile. Request an appointment through our website or call (405) 732-0431.