Brighten Your Smile With Professional Whitening

Auburn Hills, MI, dentist offers professional teeth whitening

With Valentine’s Day coming up tomorrow, you may be in search of a way to quickly improve the appearance of your smile. You may be tempted to whiten your teeth quickly with generic store-bought products. While these may seem helpful when you are in a pinch, they often contain harsh ingredients that can harm your pearly whites. If you are looking for a way to achieve a more vibrant smile, Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI, offers professional whitening at home or in the office.

Should I Whiten My Teeth?

Having yellow teeth does not necessarily mean that they are unhealthy, but it can often look unattractive. Years of daily coffee drinking may lead to stains forming on your enamel, causing a yellow tint. Other beverages and foods containing tannins can also cause discoloration over time. If you want to have bright, pearly whites, we recommend skipping the generic store-bought strips and having this done by a professional. This is safer for your smile and tailored to your needs.

How This Treatment Works

First, you will discuss your goals with your dentist. They will also perform an examination of your oral cavity to determine if this cosmetic treatment is right for you. If you have highly sensitive teeth, or the discoloration is below the enamel, other options may be offered for you. For patients wanting results in a short time, in-office may be the best solution. Using Zoom! technology, your teeth can be brightened in around one hour. If you have a longer period, at-home kits are also available. These are convenient and designed to fit your specific needs. You will wear your tray and bleaching gel every day for about two weeks. After this, you can show off your vibrant results.

Maintaining Your Results

To keep your smile looking bright, you may need to have this process repeated every few years. Remember to keep up with your oral hygiene routine and visit the dentist regularly, as cosmetic treatments are not a replacement for checkups. You can also reduce the amount of staining on your teeth by avoiding smoking tobacco and drinking coffee, soda, and tea.

If you are looking for longer-lasting enhancements, there is also the option of veneers. This can help address several blemishes at once. Patients with intrinsic staining and uneven teeth may choose to place porcelain veneers to achieve a symmetrical appearance. This treatment is permanent, and you will first need a consultation before beginning. Before beginning this process, your gums must be in good condition. Veneers are made of porcelain, which is highly durable and stain resistant.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you want professional whitening or another service, schedule your appointment today. You can call Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI, today at (248) 852-1820.