Teeth Whitening in Midwest City, OK
Do you find yourself hiding your smile behind your hand? Do you avoid smiling altogether because you are self-conscious about discolored teeth?
Many people do not have a smile as white as they’d like, and there can be many reasons for this. Aging, genetics, smoking—and even the foods and drinks you consume—can cause teeth to look gray or yellowed.
Fortunately, professional teeth whitening at Diamond Dental is a quick, affordable way to take your smile from dull to dazzling.
We provide professional teeth whitening with results you just can’t get with toothpaste or whitening strips from the local pharmacy or department store. Professional whitening products have a higher concentration of bleaching agents than you can get over the counter. Our custom-made trays ensure an even application of whitening agents, ensuring a uniform result.
Why Do Teeth Become Discolored?
Over time, teeth can become stained from foods and drinks. Beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine can cause stains. Lifestyle choices such as tobacco use will also stain teeth.
Aging is another factor in tooth discoloration. The older we get, the thinner the enamel on our teeth becomes. As the enamel thins, the dentin below the surface starts to show through. This is what causes the yellowish cast.
Sometimes teeth can be stained by medication, such as tetracycline, an antibiotic.
How Can I Make My Teeth White Again?
With today’s professional whitening treatment, you can have teeth whiter than you’ve ever had before. In-office teeth whitening is a quick procedure that often takes less than an hour. Imagine leaving our office with considerably whiter teeth than when you walked in!
But if you don’t want to spend your lunch hour in the dentist chair, we also offer at-home whitening kits that you can use at your own convenience. The results won’t be as quick, but after several treatments—usually over a period of two weeks—the results will be just as dramatic because a prescription-strength whitening gel is used.
For both options, we will use custom whitening trays that are made to fit over your teeth perfectly.
We recommend that patients do an in-office treatment and follow up at home with more whitening to produce the best, most long-lasting results possible.
What Else Do I Need to Know about Professional Teeth Whitening?
You may have heard about people experiencing tooth and gum sensitivity after using over-the-counter whitening kits. The primary reason for this is because people tend to use these kits incorrectly. When you opt for professional teeth whitening, rest assured that any sensitivity will be minimal.
If you have a strong gag reflex, the whitening process might be more difficult for you. Let us know ahead of time so we can work with you through the process.
Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
If your teeth and gums are healthy, you are a good candidate. We recommend that you have your teeth professionally cleaned before undergoing the whitening process.
Find out more about getting a confidence-boosting white smile. Call Diamond Dental to make an appointment for cleaning and whitening!