Brighten Your Smile for the Holidays

Brighten Your Smile for the Holidays

The 2020 holiday party scene is being reimagined and redefined. The big office and neighborhood gatherings once regularly attended are moving to online meetups. Even holiday fashion has become slightly non-traditional. Loungewear is subbing in for sparkly holiday dresses and slippers are the new stiletto.

Despite the lack of face-to-face and fancy occasions this year, you can still treat yourself to something that’s always in season – a brighter smile. Our whitening options will freshen up Zoom happy hours and leave you feeling confident and ready to spread holiday cheer.

First, What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

You are not alone in thinking your teeth are not as vibrant as they once were. According to Cleveland Clinic, “There are many reasons why your teeth may darken. Some we can’t control, such as age or accidents when we are young that may disturb our tooth enamel’s development.”

That’s why it’s vital to talk to your dentist about whitening treatment plans. They can determine if the staining is caused by lifestyle or other factors related to your overall oral health. Lifestyle habits that cause tooth staining range from certain foods and drinks to smoking. Factors that are harder to control include aging, disease, and medications which can all cause changes to your enamel, creating discoloration.

How Do I Begin Whitening My Teeth?

To begin the process, first, speak to your dentist and dental staff about options. Before proceeding with a whitening process, your dentist will perform a comprehensive exam to make sure whitening is the best option. Professional teeth whitening can be highly effective and accomplished in the office or with an at-home teeth whitening kit, depending on individual needs.

In-Office Whitening

In-office bleaching provides the fastest results. Your dentist will apply a bleaching agent to the surface of your teeth which is cured by light. The effects can last for months depending on your lifestyle. Consuming tooth-staining foods and drinks can compromise effectiveness. These foods include:

At-Home Options

At-home tooth whitening products are available from your dentist or over the counter options can be purchased (strips, gels, whitening toothpaste, etc.) A tray-based tooth whitening system, provided by your dentist, includes wearing a fitted tray with a bleaching gel for a specified amount of time. These trays can also be custom-fitted by your dentist.

How Much Does Professional Teeth Whitening Cost?

Our teeth whitening options are surprisingly affordable. Our dental practice will work with you to ensure that you understand the costs of the teeth whitening procedures we offer. Because most dental insurance plans do not cover the cost of cosmetic procedures, it is essential to determine the cost of your teeth whitening before treatment.

If you would like to schedule an appointment or to learn more information call the office today! They will help you to determine the right type of treatment to achieve that brighter smile.