Nothing can sap a smile’s power like dull, yellowish teeth. Even with straight and lovely teeth, the discoloration gets in the way of true radiance. But with so much information about teeth whitening and whitening products, it may be difficult to determine the best method of achieving that pearly white smile. Here to help you on your quest for a whiter smile is your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson. She answers your most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening.
Do Toothpastes and Whitening Strips Work?
The results shown from using toothpastes and whitening strips are negligible compared to those shown by professional whitening treatments. Over-the-counter treatments simply do not contain the same punch as professional treatments.
What Does Professional Whitening Involve?
If you choose to whiten your smile with professional teeth whitening, your Des Moines cosmetic dentist, Dr. Johnson, will prepare a kit of custom-made trays and a whitening solution for you to use in the comfort of your own home. Simply apply the whitening solution to the tray and fit it over your teeth. After about 2 weeks of daily treatment, your teeth will be several shades lighter.
What If Professional Whitening Proves Ineffective?
Very occasionally, severe staining does not show significant improvement with professional whitening. In these cases, Dr. Johnson can use cosmetic bonding to create a new and unstained surface for each tooth. Using a composite resin, she will sculpt a new surface on each tooth before hardening the resin with a curing light. Finally, she will polish the teeth to finish off the treatment. The new surface of each tooth will be pearly white and radiant.
Schedule a Visit with Your Des Moines Cosmetic Dentist
Are you unhappy with the color of your teeth? Don’t let dull or yellow teeth hide your smile’s power. Professional teeth whitening can give you the smile you have always wanted. Schedule an appointment to visit your Des Moines cosmetic dentist, Dr. Johnson, today by calling 515-223-9764. Our 50266 dentist office welcomes patients from West Des Moines, Waukee, Clive, and nearby Des Moines metro communities.