What if we told you there was an at-home option for brightening smiles that offered professional results? With our take-home kit, we provide patients in Mansfield, TX, with significantly brighter smiles, all from the comfort of their own home. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the causes of discoloration and how our trays and gel can help improve smile beauty.

Why are My Teeth Stained?

Why do stains form on our teeth? A few different factors lead to discoloration. First, lack of proper oral hygiene encourages plaque buildup, a bacterial byproduct that makes stains more apparent. Eating a diet high in sugary and starchy foods and drinks also promotes plaque buildup as well. If you consume beverages with dark pigments, such as tea, red wine, fruit juice, coffee, and soda, this also causes discoloration. Other causes could include smoking and tobacco use. Before we prescribe a cosmetic treatment, we will examine your smile to assess the cause and extent of your teeth stains.

Take-Home Whitening

With our system we create a set of plastic trays, custom-made to ensure a proper and comfortable fit. We next prescribe a bleaching gel. After you bring these items home, you will fill the trays with gel and wear them for about 30 to 45 minutes. The trays help spread the gel evenly across your smile. Over the course of one to two weeks, your discoloration will be removed and your smile could be brightened by multiple shades. Afterward, you can keep the trays and the remaining gel for touch-ups when stains begin to reappear. The system is also designed to offer brighter teeth without causing serious tooth sensitivity.

Brighter Smiles

While stains form over time, you can take steps to lessen their impact on your smile. By brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing every night, you remove food particles and reduce the severity of plaque buildup. A cleaning every six months enables the team to remove plaque and polish the teeth. Also, consider drinking more water and cutting back on sodas and other staining, sugary beverages. Healthier snack and drink choices promote brighter teeth and improved oral health. If you have any questions about maintaining a brighter smile, or if you’re ready to tackle discoloration with our take-home teeth whitening kit, then contact our team today. Let’s work together to help you enjoy a smile you can’t wait for the world to see!

Do You Have Discoloration on Your Smile?

Our team employs cosmetic treatment to target esthetic concerns and offer brighter smiles. For more information on our professional teeth whitening options, as well as our bonding and lifelike veneers, then schedule a consultation by calling our dentist’s office in Mansfield, TX, today at 817-473-6227.