How Teeth Whitening Can Rejuvenate Your Smile
November 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Are you looking to brighten up your teeth?

There's nothing wrong with wanting whiter teeth! It's hard to imagine not wanting anything other than a dazzling smile for your selfies and family photos. If you would like those pearly whites, then you should contact your Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, dentist, Dr. Keith Bever Jr., to help make your teeth look several shades whiter!

Reasons for Discolored Teeth:

Part of the reason teeth become discolored is due to age, but that's not the only reason. Here are some others:

  • Drinking coffee and/or tea
  • Smoking
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Eating certain foods, such a blueberries

Teeth Whitening Procedures:

Teeth whitening may sometimes be crucial in raising a person's self-esteem. However, these over-the-counter kits are often ineffective, which is why your doctor uses professional high-concentration bleaching gels, unavailable over-the-counter, that can give you instant results.

  • In-Office Whitening: Your Mt. Pleasant dentist will cover your gums and tooth-root surface with a plastic retractor which will be used to keep your lips and cheeks away from the surface of your teeth. The dentist will then apply extra strength hydrogen-peroxide that can only be used by professionals. The hydrogen-peroxide is left on your teeth for an hour.
  • Take-Home Whitening: This method is more convenient for people but won't necessarily give you the same results. Your doctor will give you a custom-made plastic mouth tray, one for the top jaw and the other for the bottom jaw. A gel, also provided by your doctor, will be put into the trays and then placed over your teeth. You will need to leave the tray on for about an hour. A single application generally won't produce the optimal results, so you will need to repeat the process until you are satisfied with your smile.

If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, then give Dr. Bever Jr.'s Mt Pleasant office a call today at (989) 773-9793!