Your smile is typically the first thing people notice when they engage with you. For that reason, you want to make sure that you keep your teeth looking their best. Mai Dentistry understands how having a white, bright smile improves your confidence. That’s why we provide patients with several options for whitening their teeth, including take-home kits that they can use at their convenience.
Why Should I Get My Teeth Whitened?
All of us have foods and drinks that we love, including coffee, and tea. Unfortunately, they can start making our teeth appear yellow and stained over time. Other factors that can impact the look of your teeth include:
- Stained enamel because of aging
- Smoking or the use of other tobacco products
- Poor oral hygiene
- Too much fluoride
- Medications that are taken to treat an illness
- Ongoing health issues
Teeth whitening is a safe and effective investment that provides a boost to your confidence levels.
What Are the Available Take-Home Teeth Whitening Options?
The whitening strips sold in retail stores are often lower quality than those you receive from a dentist. Mai Dentistry offers professional-grade whitening strips to patients that are more powerful and easier to use.
The thin, flexible strips coat the front of your teeth with peroxide products. Our kits provide strips for both your upper and lower teeth. Patients typically must wear them for about 30 minutes per day or as instructed by their dentist.
In addition, Mai Dentistry can create custom-made bleach trays for patients looking for a long-term teeth whitening solution. You receive syringes full of bleaching gel that you place inside the trays. From there, you wear the trays for a specific period during the day or night.
The bleach trays give patients control over how much or how little they wish to whiten their teeth. With the bleach trays, you have the option of taking a break and wearing them again later. Our bleach trays remain intact as long as the shape of your teeth remains the same.
What Else Should I Know About Whitening My Teeth?
For patients with sensitive teeth, proper application of our whitening solutions should help you avoid any issues. Our staff walks you through the application of different at-home whitening solutions. It helps to have a thorough cleaning before you start bleaching. In addition, you should use toothpaste designed to help with tooth sensitivity.
Keep in mind that you can’t use teeth whitening solutions on fillings, crowns, or veneers. They only work on natural teeth.