Staining and yellowing of your teeth may have you feeling like your smile is subpar. This feeling may diminish your self-esteem or make face-to-face interactions more difficult. Luckily, you no longer have to let stains haunt your smile. Teeth whitening can renew your smile and give you increased confidence. Learn more about teeth whitening with Dr. James Outlaw at Outlaw Dental in Winter Park, FL.
Professional Teeth Whitening vs. At-Home Kits
While at-home whitening kits do eventually provide noticeable results, they are not immediate as they are with a professional teeth whitening session. A single professional session can lift the color of your teeth up to ten shades. At-home kits require several months of use before you see such dramatic results. Additionally, at-home kits require you use them often to keep up with the color of your teeth. Professional whitening requires only one or two touch-up appointments a year after your initial whitening session.
How can I keep my teeth white between whitening sessions?
Avoiding stain-causing elements is the easiest way to keep your teeth bright and white after a whitening session. Darkly-pigmented foods like berries or beverages like coffee or tea can cause staining. Additionally, outside elements like tobacco smoke are notorious for causing yellowing. Avoiding these will help avoid staining and yellowing. If you do decide to partake in these foods or drinks, try to consume them all at once rather than, for example, sipping your tea throughout the day. Be sure to brush after meals to remove stain-causing bacteria and food particles.
Teeth Whitening in Winter Park, FL
Dentists recommend teeth whitening for adults over the age of 18. Teeth whitening is not suitable for children. Most whitening sessions take around an hour, sometimes split into three 15-minute intervals. Dr. Outlaw will apply the whitening gel to the teeth and direct a special light at your teeth to aid in the whitening process. You will see your results immediately. Some patients report that they experience some tooth sensitivity for a few hours after the appointment, but this usually clears up on its own.
For more information on teeth whitening, please contact Dr. Outlaw at Outlaw Dental in Winter Park, FL. Call (407) 671-6506 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Outlaw today!