If you drink dark beverages on a regular basis or you use tobacco products on an occasional or frequent basis, it can turn your smile an unsightly shade of yellow. In a situation like this, the whitening products sold in stores will likely lack the potency to fully brighten your tooth enamel. At the same time, some of the more potent whitening products can prove harmful to your teeth or gums.
In a situation like this, you will need one of our dentists to administer a professional dental bleaching treatment our Sioux City, Iowa dental practice. This professional whitening method employs whitening agents that are far more potent than any you can find on store shelves. Our dentist will also apply professional tools and techniques to ensure your teeth and gums remain safe, throughout the whitening process.
Before administering the professional-strength whitening agents, our dentist will apply a special protective gel or install a rubber dam to protect your gums from irritation. A small amount of the concentrated bleaching agent will then be carefully poured into special trays that match the general shape of your teeth.
The trays will be inserted into your mouth, along with a gentle suction wand. You will then need to bite down lightly to hold everything in place.
How long it takes to fully whiten your teeth, will vary depending on how deeply your tooth enamel has been stained, as well as your personal whitening goals. Once the bleaching procedure is complete special ultraviolet light can be used for additional whitening and to improve your smile’s luster.
If you are struggling with a deeply stained smile, and you live in the Sioux City, Iowa area, please call 712-274-2038 to schedule a dental bleaching with one of our experienced dentists, Dr. Douglas Wheelock, Dr. Brian Bursick, or Dr. Jaicee Post.