The holiday season is fast approaching, are you ready? If you’re concerned about your smile’s appearance, then talk to our team about possible cosmetic treatment. Your Mansfield, TX, dentists may employ professional teeth whitening to help you enjoy a brighter smile before the holiday season is here. Get your teeth ready for your next big celebration!

Take-Home Whitening

For a smile brightened by several shades, we may prescribe our take-home system. When you first come to the office, we will take detailed impressions of your smile. Using these impressions, we will create a set of plastic trays. We then send you home with the trays and a powerful bleaching gel. At night, the trays will be filled with gel and worn for about 30 to 45 minutes. The custom-made trays not only fit comfortably, but also ensure even whitening by spreading the gel across the teeth. The total treatment time will depend on the cause and extent of your staining, but is often between a week and ten days. Afterward, you can keep your trays and remaining gel for touch-downs down the road. We can also discuss tips to help your smile stay brighter and healthy following treatment!

Masking Severe Stains

Most teeth stains are extrinsic, which means they form on the surface of the teeth. However, intrinsic stains that form beneath the outer enamel could be difficult to remove, and are often caused by injury to the teeth, fluorosis, and exposure to tetracycline at a young age. Also known as permanent teeth stains, they may not respond to our take-home kit or any over-the-counter options. However, we can simply mask them to brighten your smile! We may use dental bonding or porcelain veneers to mask the discoloration and instantly improve the shade of your smile, often in a single visit.

Keeping Your Teeth Bright

To keep your newly brightened teeth well…bright, you need to cut back on consuming sugary food and drinks, which causes plaque buildup and makes discoloration more apparent. You should also consume fewer beverages with dark pigments, like coffee, red wine, tea, and soda. Avoid cigarettes and tobacco products too. See us every six months so we can remove plaque, which whitens teeth a bit and also reduces the risk of cavities and gum disease. With regular care, you help preserve both the health and beauty of your smile. If you have any questions about treating cosmetic issues, then please contact our team today.

Let’s Brighten Your Smile

We can help remove stains or mask severe discoloration, offering a more attractive smile. For more information on cosmetic dentistry, then schedule a consultation by calling our dentist’s office in Mansfield, TX, today at 817-473-6227.