Take-Home Teeth Whitening in Farmington
Want to make a big difference in your smile without spending a lot of money? Then consider whitening your teeth. At Monet Aesthetic Dentistry, we offer take-home trays and professional grade bleaching gel. Used appropriately, your take-home kit will give you a dramatically whiter and brighter smile in only 10 days to two weeks.
The Advantages of Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Like many dentists, Dr. Metzger prefers take home whitening systems to one-time in-the-office treatments. From day to day during your initial treatment cycle, a small amount of bleaching solution remains within the tooth structure for 24 to 36 hours. Therefore, the next day’s treatment is more effective because it builds on the bleach that is still within your teeth. And with a take-home system, you can perform touch ups as needed in order to maintain your white smile. A good time for a touch-up is right after you’ve had a professional dental cleaning to remove plaque and other debris that can interfere with effective bleaching.
Achieving Success with Take-Home Whitening
When you come to Monet Aesthetic Dentistry for teeth whitening, Farmington dentist Dr. Metzger will take impressions of your teeth that we’ll use to fabricate custom-fitted mouth trays. Unlike whitening strips, these will help to keep out saliva, which can interfere with the whitening process. In addition, the trays keep the bleaching gel on your teeth where you want it and not oozing out on to your gum tissue.
Dr. Metzger will instruct you exactly how to use your take-home whitening kit. Brush and floss your teeth. Then, fill the trays with the gel that we provide and wear them for the amount of time suggested by Dr. Metzger. Although you may begin to see results after the first one or two treatments, your smile will be most dramatically changed after 10 days to two weeks of application.
Maintaining Your White Smile
Beyond this initial treatment, you may need to whiten every four to six months in order to maintain your white smile. There are other steps you can take to ensure continued whiteness.
Although we’re not suggesting that you stop drinking coffee, tea and cola, we do recommend using a straw when you can. Brushing your teeth after enjoying one of these deeply colored beverages is also helpful. If that is not possible, then try rinsing your mouth with water.
Using fluoride toothpaste with whitening agents can also be helpful in removing surface stains and preventing discoloration.
Take-home teeth whitening can give you a smile that is noticeably brighter and more attractive! Contact our officeto learn more, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment.