Many people have stained yellow teeth due to:
- Excessive coffee intake
- Long-term smoking
- Wine intake
Stained yellow teeth can leave an unhealthy and bad oral hygiene impression. There are ample teeth whitening options available in the market like toothpastes, gels, strips, trays, teeth whitening agents, etc, which you can get from our dental office or over-the-counter. You can get your beautiful smile back by trying various conventional and non-conventional teeth whitening techniques. There are multiple and varied teeth whitening options available in cosmetic dentistry which can suit your time and budget. Much like veneers, teeth whitening can improve your appearance.
Some basic teeth whitening procedures offered by our dentists in Fort Collins:
Your dentist may recommend whitening toothpastes to remove stains. These pastes also contain certain chemicals which not only remove debris but also polish your teeth. Whitening toothpaste has carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide which acts as an oxidizing agent and gives instant results. These toothpastes not only bleach, clean, but also prevent your teeth from further staining. Our dentists in Fort Collins can offer this solution.
Whitening Strips and Gels:
Your dentist can also give you whitening gels which are peroxide-based gels and can be applied directly on your teeth. Follow your doctor’s instruction for better results. Sometimes we will prescribe whitening strips which must be applied 2x a day for 30 minutes. These strips are coated with whitening gel which contains hydrogen peroxide and must be used for 14 days to get the best whitening results.
You can also get a professionally customized take-home whitening kit from our dentists in Fort Collins. Our dentists will make a mouth-guard like tray and fill it with peroxide solution and you will be required to wear this tray for couple of hours every day or possibly even overnight for couple of weeks. The type of stains, and the degree of discoloration, will determine the percentage of peroxide to get optimum results. Studies show that teeth whitening procedures, methods, and treatments, provide substantial improvement. However, these will not provide a permanent solution. For prolonged much longer lasting effects, and to maintain your bright smile, you may need to do regular touch-ups.
You can maintain your teeth whitening by:
- Avoiding red wine, beverages and dark-colored food items.
- Maintain your white teeth by getting your teeth professionally cleaned by our dentists in Fort Collins at Shore’s.
- Practice oral hygiene. Use dental floss, whitening rinses and brush your teeth after every meal
You can even try out natural home remedies for teeth whitening but for lasting result a cosmetic dentistry option is best. Our dentists in Fort Collins and the staff, at Shore’s Family Dentistry, will be more than happy to answer all of your teeth whitening questions at our office.
Soft transparent trays are filled with whitening gel.
The trays fit tightly over your teeth and are worn for the prescribed time.
The transparent trays can be worn overnight or during the day.
Within the first treatment you should notice results that will continue to improve with additional use.
We use these products for this type of treatment: