Achieve a Stunning Smile
Even if you practice good oral hygiene, teeth can lose their whiteness over time. Staining or discoloration can occur for a variety of other reasons, as well. Professional teeth whitening treatments can help brighten your smile no matter its current condition.
Over-the-counter treatments may seem appealing, but they’re no match for the quick and precise whitening treatments available at Luck Dental Clinic. Dr. Clemenson can brighten your smile in just one short visit. Read on to learn more about this treatment and how it can benefit you.
What Causes Teeth to Stain
There are several reasons why your smile may become discolored, stained, or yellowed over time. Some reasons your teeth may need a whitening treatment include:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Smoking habits
- Drinking coffee, soda, or red wine
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Certain medications
- Eating dark fruits
Who’s A Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
While professional teeth whitening treatments are a quick and easy way to achieve a whiter smile, they’re unfortunately not for everyone. Dr. Clemenson will be able to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for this treatment at your initial consultation.
You may be ineligible for teeth whitening if your teeth or gums are:
- Gray, brown, or other unusually stained
- Transparent due to aging
- Extremely sensitive
If these don’t apply to you, Dr. Clemenson will likely clear you for the treatment.
The Teeth Whitening Process
We can help brighten your teeth in just one visit to our Luck dental office. The treatment typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes.
A whitening or bleaching gel will be applied directly to your teeth. This is followed by heat, light, or a special laser used in intervals to gradually brighten your smile. A protective cover will be placed over your gums and tongue to help prevent any damage or discomfort during the treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are a few possible side effects to teeth whitening, such as increased sensitivity to cold or discomfort in the gums. A sore throat and white patches on the gum line can also occur.
These side effects should all be temporary. However, if they persist, contact our Luck office right away at (715) 472-2211. Dr. Clemenson will be able to assess your situation and relieve you of any painful symptoms.
The effects of a teeth whitening treatment typically last up to three years, though this may vary depending on your daily habits. If you smoke, consume excessive alcohol, or don’t maintain proper oral hygiene, your treatment may not last as long.
Unfortunately, treatments such as veneers, dental bonding, crowns, caps, and fillings do not respond well to whitening products. They may need to be replaced if you would like them to appear whiter. You can also receive a whitening treatment ahead of time so your restorations will be created to match your whiter smile.
Whitening treatments don’t work on artificial materials such as dentures. However, if yours are discolored or stained, the dental team at our Luck office can clean them for you.