Absolutely everyone would love to have a pristinely white set of teeth, and it’s no wonder why. Study after study has shown that when someone has a perfectly bright smile, others tend to judge them as attractive, intelligent, friendly, and professional. Is that the type of impression your smile is giving the world? You might think not if you’re dealing with noticeable stains caused by coffee, wine, tea, tobacco, or natural aging.
However, turning up the brightness on your smile is easier than ever at Monet Aesthetic Dentistry. We’re able to offer our patients custom-made Opalescence® take-home kits. Now, you can get the whiter smile you’ve always wanted while you sit and relax in the comfort of your own home.
All of our whitening patients have the same story: one day, they just looked up in the mirror and their teeth were discolored, almost as if it happened overnight. Of course, this isn’t quite how it works. Continual exposure to foods and drinks with dark pigments slowly darken the teeth over time, and even natural aging causes the enamel to wear down, revealing the yellow dentin underneath. Certain medications can also leave the teeth looking discolored.
While there are plenty of whitening solutions to be found in stores today, ranging from toothpastes to strips, the truth of the matter is that none of them are powerful enough to deliver real results. They may help a little bit, but for someone looking for a dramatic change, a professional strength treatment is the only way to go.
Our Opalescence® take-home kits are extremely effective for two reasons. First, they use a powerful bleaching gel that is much, much stronger than anything you can buy in stores or online. Products like this can only be gotten through a dentist like Dr. Metzger! And what keeps that gel on the teeth? A custom-made set of mouth trays. Using an impression of the teeth, we can create trays that fit comfortably into the smile and protect the gel from exposure to saliva, which compromises its whitening ability.
After a patient receives their kit, they simply need to wear the trays with the gel every day for about two weeks to achieve maximum results. Most patients see a difference after just one session, but trust us when we say that you’ll want to go the full two weeks! In the end, this technique is able to make the teeth up to six, seven, or even EIGHT shades whiter!
Once a patient has that Hollywood-style smile, how can they keep it that way? Simple: brush and floss regularly and come see us here at Monet Aesthetic Dentistry for checkups. This will prevent the buildup of stains that led a patient to need whitening in the first place. We’ll also recommend limiting their exposure to darkly colored foods and drinks. Remember – if it can stain your shirt, it can stain your teeth!
You can also always use the kit for periodic touch-ups from time to time. That way, you can keep your smile looking like new for many years to come. If you’re ready to restore that youthful glow to your teeth, give us a call today.