When you smile at yourself in the mirror, do you wish your teeth were whiter? There are many whitening options out there, including professional whitening at Caring Smiles. Maybe you’ve tried different bleaching methods before. How teeth whitening works exactly might be a mystery to you. Let’s break it down:
How Teeth Become Stained
Your teeth can get stains on the outside and inside. Outside stains caused by factors like what you eat and drink only affect the enamel of your teeth. Tobacco products also stain the outside of teeth. These surface stains aren’t usually too difficult to remove. Good oral hygiene habits like flossing and using whitening toothpaste can help. Visiting Dr. Allen regularly also keeps your smile bright.
Stains on the inside of the teeth are harder to remove. Reasons for deeper discoloration include tooth decay or too-high levels of fluoride. A toothpaste or over-the-counter whitening kit won’t reach these stains. Professional teeth whitening is the best treatment.
Why Should You Get Your Teeth Whitened?
There are many reasons to consider a whiter smile. If you have a big event coming up like a wedding or reunion, you want to look your best in the pictures. Whiter teeth can also improve your confidence at work and in your relationships. Teeth darken over time, so maybe you want your teeth as white as they were years ago. Whatever your reason, professional teeth whitening gives you better results than other methods.
You Can Whiten on Your Schedule
At Caring Smiles, we want you to be able to whiten your teeth on your schedule and in the comfort of your own home. We create custom whitening trays that fit comfortably and snuggly over your teeth so that the whitening agent is going right into your teeth and not getting smudged all over your mouth. This means that you can whiten at home, while you’re doing chores around the house or cooking dinner so you can have a whiter smile in no time without having to come in for appointment after appointment.
Less Room for Error
The risk of over-the-counter whitening options is that you are not instructed on how to use it. You’ll have to read the directions very carefully to make sure that you’re applying the whitening agent correctly. With our custom whitening trays, we’ll make the trays specifically for your whitening needs and will go over the entire process with you in the office. This lessens the risk of an improper application so your results are not diminished or irritating to your gums by getting the whitening gel all over the place.
Teeth whitening isn’t typically covered by insurance. We do have payment options to help reduce the cost. A whiter, brighter smile should fit in any budget. To set up a consultation at our Fort Collins office, please contact us!