Your smile is important and, whether you realize it or not, it often makes your first impression on others. But even people who practice great dental hygiene can still accumulate stains that could reduce their confidence.
With teeth whitening treatment from Castle Dental, you can make the best first impression with a dazzling smile. Castle Dental offers take-home and in-office teeth whitening treatments that can brighten your teeth up to 10 shades whiter, removing a lifetime of stains and aging from your smile in a single appointment at one of our offices.
Just because a tooth appears discolored, stained, or yellow, doesn’t mean that the tooth is unhealthy or that you have poor dental hygiene. Strong teeth come in many shades to begin with, but years of acidic foods, coffee, and tobacco use can cause stains on your enamel–at the surface level–and even deeper, below the enamel. Age, trauma, or medication like antibiotics can also change the color of your teeth, even if they are healthy.
If you feel you have lost confidence and your smile is affecting how you interact with your friends, family, and coworkers, a teeth whitening treatment might be for you. A great way to find out if you could benefit from a teeth whitening treatment is to schedule a professional cleaning with your dental office. During this visit, a dental hygienist removes any plaque or tartar that has accumulated on your teeth and your gums. Removing this plaque in a lot of cases can whiten your teeth and brighten your smile. If you’re not feeling confident with your smile after a professional dental cleaning, then it’s time to talk to your dentist about a teeth whitening appointment.
Teeth whitening treatments address the appearance of your teeth, not their health or structure. Because of this, teeth whitening is considered elective and most dental insurance companies will not cover it. However, removing years of stains and aging for a brilliant white smile is often well worth the cost for many people.
Castle Dental helps make teeth whitening more affordable with flexible financing and payment options as well as our own OneSmile dental plan.
Any patient who is in good oral and physical health with no serious dental or medical conditions is considered to be a good candidate for teeth whitening. However, certain situations may keep your dentist from recommending teeth whitening treatments, especially if you are under the age of 16, pregnant, or breastfeeding.
An appointment with a Castle Dental dentist can help determine if a professional whitening treatment is right for you. Schedule one today!
In general, pregnant women or women who are lactating should wait to receive any teeth whitening treatment.
In-office treatments and at-home teeth whitening kits are the two main ways of whitening your teeth professionally.
In-office teeth whitening treatments use chemicals that are much stronger than those sold over-the-counter and that must be applied by a trained dentist to avoid injury or damage to the oral tissue.
This is considered one “session” of in-office teeth whitening. Each session takes between 15-20 minutes and can be repeated up to 4 times in a single appointment. Your dentist will finish your appointment by rinsing out your mouth, polishing your teeth again and helping you assess your results.
At-home teeth whitening consists of custom-made trays and prescription-strength bleaching agents that you use at home to whiten your teeth gradually.
The custom molds of professional at-home whitening treatments are different than those you can find at retail stores or even online. They fit more snugly than off-the-shelf ones, ensuring the more powerful bleaching solution reaches all areas of your teeth without irritating your gums and other mouth tissue.
No matter which method you use, professional teeth whitening treatments can deliver a brighter smile with virtually no side effects. Some patients experience increased tooth sensitivity and irritated gums immediately after treatment, but these symptoms are generally temporary and improve within 48 hours. If these symptoms persist, your dentist may recommend a temporary change to your diet–avoiding very hot, cold, or crunchy foods–consistent use of sensitivity toothpaste, or over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate them.
Professional teeth whitening can have a stunning effect on a person’s smile. However, this procedure is not necessarily preventative and it is up to you to take care of your new, brightened smile. However, there are some simple things you can do to help your pearly whites last longer.
If you’re ready for a stunning smile, schedule a teeth whitening appointment at a Castle Dental office near you. From routine cleanings to in-office treatments, Castle Dental offers quality, professional dental services at an affordable price. You’ll smile brighter knowing our multiple retail locations have flexible scheduling, extended hours, and patient-friendly payment options. Find your favorite Castle Dental location here or schedule your appointment online and start smiling with confidence!