Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening | Ballwin, MO

Teeth whitening is an easy, non-invasive way to boost your confidence and look younger and more vibrant. Stop wasting money on drugstore whitening products and let our experienced dental team help you get the beautiful, dazzling smile you’ve always wanted. Contact Baxter Dental Group today to schedule an appointment.

Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Many things can cause teeth to become discolored, but the most common causes are consumption of foods and drinks such as soda, red wine, tomato-based dishes, spicy food, tea, and coffee. If you are tired of dealing with stained, discolored teeth, you can elect to have your teeth whitened quickly and effectively by an experienced dentist. New teeth whitening technology has enabled dentists to whiten teeth without any change or damage to the tooth structure, leaving patients with remarkable results that last for approximately three to five years with proper at-home care and regular in-office dental cleanings.

Teeth Whitening Treatments That Work with Your Lifestyle

Nearly all whitening methods are similar in concept, but some are more effective because of the way the whitening material is applied to the teeth, while other whitening agents are more concentrated than others, producing quicker, more immediately noticeable results.

The two primary methods of professional whitening are tray whitening and in-office whitening. These whitening methods have similar processes, but your dentist can discuss each method with you more in-depth and help you decide which teeth whitening method is a better fit for your oral health and the whitening results you want to achieve.

In-Office Whitening

In-office whitening involves using a bleaching laser or methods such as BriteSmile (applying a mix of highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel and using a special lamp to accelerate the whitening process) and Zoom whitening (using a light-activated 25% hydrogen peroxide gel with a bleaching lamp) to quickly, safely and effectively whiten your teeth.

At-Home Whitening

Tray whitening is the most effective at-home whitening method. Your dentist will provide you with a custom tray after taking an impression, then supply you with whitening gel to use with the trays. Typically, you’ll wear the trays for a few hours a day (techniques differ) until an acceptable result is achieved. Sensitivity of the teeth is a normal complication of this method and is almost always transitional.

What Makes a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening

Most people can have their teeth professionally whitened, although the best candidates are patients that have healthy, natural teeth and gums. If you are thinking about having your teeth whitened, your dentist can determine if you are a good candidate by performing a thorough dental exam and discussing your dental history, overall health, and goals for your smile. If your dentist decides that you aren’t a good candidate for teeth whitening, don’t fret – there are many other types of cosmetic dentistry that can help improve your smile.

Contact Baxter Dental Group Today

If you are ready to get a brighter, healthier smile, call or contact Baxter Dental Group today for more information on teeth whitening, other cosmetic dentistry treatments our dentist’s offer, or to schedule an appointment.

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