Teeth Whitening Overview
Teeth are very tough, and the coating of enamel on the surface can withstand a lot, but time and lifestyle choices can take a toll. This is why Chesterfield Family & Cosmetic Dental Center in Springfield, MO is happy to offer our patients professional teeth whitening options.
As your preferred dentist in Springfield, MO, we know that tooth whitening can bring many unexpected benefits. It makes the smile appear much healthier and attractive, but it also boosts your self-esteem. When you feel good about the look of your smile, you smile more! This is why teeth whitening rates as one of our hottest cosmetic dentistry treatments.
When you turn to us as your cosmetic dentist, we are glad to discuss the right teeth whitening treatments with you. Before we do that, though, we want to ensure that your teeth and gums are in the best condition possible. This, after all, is an unspoken benefit of tooth whitening – that you get your mouth into excellent shape and address any problems you might have with decay, gum disease, function and more.
Once we are sure you have the best oral health, we are glad to offer you the professional teeth whitening treatments in our office. We use a gentle gel solution that can brighten your smile by many degrees in a single visit. If you are worried about sensitivity, we can take steps to ensure that your teeth do not experience a heightened sensitivity following the treatment.
Another issue we address with patients seeking whitening is the reasons behind the discoloration. For some patients, it is simply a matter of time that has caused their enamel to yellow and become discolored. For others, it could be that smoking or drinking darkly colored beverages such as cola, red wine, coffee or tea that is the problem.
We are going to determine what has caused the discoloration before we do the treatment, and then advise you to end those habits or patterns that have caused any staining. In some instances, we may discover that tooth whitening is not the right choice for you, and that a treatment like veneers or crowns may be the only way to overcome stains and discoloration.
If you have additional questions about teeth whitening, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Springfield, MO office at 417-888-0771. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.