Over the years, your smile naturally loses its luster. It is unavoidable as your enamel thins, causing more of your yellowish dentin to be exposed. Environmental factors also influence the rate of change. No matter the cause, now you are left feeling insecure about your dark smile. Dr. Gilbert C. Price can help you turn back the hands of time with teeth whitening in Porter. He offers two convenient solutions to give you the results you want.
Besides age and genetics, there are other issues that lead to discoloration, such as consuming darkly pigmented foods and drinks. Although you may enjoy your cup of coffee in the morning or berries on a warm summer day, they can lead to stains. If you have not maintained your oral hygiene or your smoke, you will also notice your smile darkening.
At the first sign of discoloration, it is natural to turn to over-the-counter whitening products to combat the changes. Although they are convenient, they are ineffective because they do not contain professional grade whitening agents. As a result, they only temporarily improve the appearance of stains.
To get the drastic, noticeable results you want, you need to visit your cosmetic dentist in Porter, Dr. Price. After determining the cause of your discoloration, he creates the customized treatment plan you need using the Zoom! Whitening System.
In about 1 hour, your teeth can come 8 to 10 shades whiter with an in-office treatment. A protective barrier is placed on your gums and lips to avoid causing any irritation to your soft tissues. A highly concentrated whitening agent is applied to your teeth, which is specially formulated to reduce tooth sensitivity. A special LED light activates the whitening agents to disrupt the discoloration molecules. The light is used for an average of 3 15-minute sessions. You will walk out of our office with a noticeably whiter smile.
Now, you can enjoy in-office results from the comfort of your own home. Dr. Price gives you everything you need to whiten your teeth around your own schedule. He takes impressions of your mouth to create custom-made trays to ensure the even and consistent distribution of the whitening agent. He also provides you with the professional grade whitening agent. You use the kit every day for 10 to 14 days. As the days pass, you will notice stains lifting and a brighter smile shining through.
Your results can last for several years with the right aftercare. It is best to stick to a white diet for 24 to 48 hours after your treatment until the pores in your enamel and dentin close. Besides maintaining your oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly, avoid anything that can lead to stains, like coffee, tea, or smoking.
If you are ready to reveal a brighter smile, contact our office today to schedule your consultation for professional teeth whitening.