Are you longing for a beautiful smile? Sometimes, all it takes is an improvement in tooth color. At Babcock & Morgan Family Dental in Prior Lake, professional teeth whitening is a popular, safe, and truly effective treatment which brightens tooth color by up to eight shades. Learn here how Drs. Michael Babcock and Tom Morgan help patients have their best possible smiles right in the dental chair.
Dental stains are no surprise
But, they are very disappointing and embarrassing. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that most Americans would like whiter smiles, seeing them as wonderful personal assets. Age, medications, oral injury, tobacco, and dietary choices dull and discolor tooth enamel as it absorbs organic matter over time, but modern whitening methods can bring back a smile's youthful brightness.
Many people try commercial whitening toothpastes, rinses, and strips, finding their results variable at best. Also, many products, particularly when incorrectly applied, cause uncomfortable dental and gingival (gum) sensitivity. However, there is an alternative...
Professional teeth whitening
At Babcock & Morgan Family Dental in Prior Lake, your dentist provides the latest in tooth bleaching techniques. If your teeth and gums are healthy and you have a limited number of restorations, you may qualify for professional whitening. Your dentist will tell you for sure if this cosmetic service is right for you and can produce the results you desire.
During this service, you'll spend about an hour to an hour and a half in the dental chair. Your dentist will place a protective dam in your mouth to keep the whitening gel off your gums, lips, and other oral tissues. Then, they will apply the highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel. The gel seeps in and literally lifts staining organic matter right out of tooth enamel. After a final rinsing, you'll see an amazing difference in the sheen and color of your teeth.
A lasting smile
Take care of your whitening smile with:
- Daily brushing and flossing
- Consumption of plenty of water every day along with a nutritious diet
- Smoking cessation
- Whitening touch-ups as needed
Additionally, be sure to see your dentist twice a year for a check-up and hygienic cleaning.
At Babcock & Morgan Family Dental, you can rejuvenate your smile with easy professional teeth whitening. Come in for a consultation and ask about the other cosmetic dental treatments our dentists offer. Call us today at (952) 447-4611.