There are a variety of reasons why teeth can become stained, dulled, or lose some of their natural whiteness and luster. For example, smoking cigarettes and drinking beverages like coffee, tea, cola, and red wine can discolor the teeth. While good dental health habits can help slow the staining process, sometimes professional teeth whitening is your best option if you truly want beautiful, long-lasting results.
Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, safe, non-invasive dental treatment used to whiten and brighten the natural tooth enamel and enhance the beauty of your smile. To achieve a brighter smile over time, or to touch up a tooth whitening treatment, custom take-home teeth bleaching trays are a convenient option.
First, Dr. Brian Y. Lee will take impressions of your teeth to be used to craft your bleaching trays — one for your upper teeth and one for your lower teeth. After making sure your teeth bleaching trays fit properly, Dr. Lee will show you how to apply the peroxide tooth whitening gel and discuss the amount of time your bleaching trays should be worn each day to achieve your desired teeth bleaching results. As always, proper oral hygiene, good eating habits, and regular dental visits are recommended following your teeth whitening procedure.
To learn more about teeth whitening or to make an appointment w/ Dr. Lee, call today!