Fort Des Moines Dental Services » Teeth Whitening Service

Teeth Whitening As we get older our teeth will yellow and darken. Coffee, tobacco products, tea and other pigmented foods can fasten this. But now there are simple techniques available to lighten teeth and create a more youthful appearance.

The most effective way to lighten teeth is have flexible trays made by your dentist. These trays are custom fitted and very accurate. They are not like the one size fits all trays “available at drug stores.” Into these trays a gel is placed and then the trays are worn 2-3 hours. The gel is a 10%, 15% or 20% carbamide peroxide. It has no taste and non-toxic.

Typically it takes 2-4 weeks to adequately lighten teeth. Some slight, but temporary thermal sensitivity can be expected. However, bleaching or lightening does not harm the teeth. It is a very safe procedure. If sensitivity develops, there are several simple ways to lessen it.

Being advertised at some malls are instant teeth whitening service. Our dentists thinks this technique is not safe because of the harsh chemicals and heat lamp this process requires. Also, a person should be evaluated by a dentist to see if he or she is a suitable candidate.Remember, white fillings and old crowns will not lighten.

Set up an appointment with Fort Des Moines Dentists to see if you are a good candidate for our Teeth Whitening Service, so call (515) 287-5400 or email to start having a brighter smile today.

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