A Bright Smile Without Compromise
It’s hard to imagine anything more appealing than a sparkling, white smile. Yet our teeth rarely stay as white as we’d like them to without a little help. Fortunately, that help is available at Barbara Bell DDS, PA.
Your smile says more about you than any other physical feature. It’s the first thing people notice. Wouldn’t it be great to have a simple method for whitening your smile in an affordable treatment that’s convenient enouth to take with you anywhere?
Good news! Now you can have the bright, white smile you’ve alwasy wanted for a price that is much more affordable than you may think. Depending on the whitening method you choose, results can be dramatic.
Professional Whitening Methods
Professional whitening makes use of high-concentration bleaching gels that are not available over the counter.
- Take-Home Whitening — This is effective way to whiten your teeth, though you will play a greater role in ensuring the best possible results and several weeks may be needed to achieve your desired level of whiteness. First, a mold of your teeth will be taken and then two thin, flexible plastic mouth trays will be custom-made for you — one for the top teeth and one for the bottom. You will fill the trays with whitening gel and then position the trays over your teeth. The trays are left in usually for about an hour at a time.
- Take-Home Whitening Strips — This is a more economical way to whiten your teeth using comfortable custom-like fit strips. They have a convenient wear time of 30-60 minutes and are easy to use. A box of Opalescence Go white strips are prefilled professional whitening strips inside trays and are ready to use right out of the package.
Caring for Your Whitened Smile
There are lots of things you can do to make sure your whitening results last as long as possible, and this will vary from person to person (six months to two years or even longer). First of all, please maintain your usual, conscientious routine of brushing and flossing every day, and keep up with your regular schedule of professional cleanings at Barbara Bell DDS, PA. Avoid foods and beverages that stain, including red wine, tea and coffee. If you smoke, use your newly whitened teeth as an impetus to quit — a good idea in any event! A minor touch-up every so often, either at home or at the dental office, can keep your smile bright and beautiful for years.