Teeth Whitening in Wentzville, MO
For a brighter smile and healthy teeth, call Parkway Family Dental Care at (636) 327-6880 to book an appointment!
Smoking, drinking coffee, or eating certain foods can cause otherwise healthy teeth to look discolored. Many patients come to us because they have to hide their smiles and don’t feel confident in social situations. As a family-owned practice in Wentzville, MO, we want our neighbors to be able to share their smiles with the world. We are proud to offer effective and economical teeth whitening services.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening dental treatments at a dentist’s office are safe for most patients who have healthy teeth and gums. However, teeth whitening treatments often use peroxide or other ingredients that can be harmful to the enamel in some circumstances. If someone has sensitive teeth, tooth decay, gingivitis, or gum disease, tooth whitening treatments could make those conditions worse.
Going to a qualified dentist for teeth whitening is safer than using over-the-counter products. Your dentist will talk with you first about your teeth and medical history before deciding whether to recommend tooth whitening treatment.
- cutting down on caffeine
- quitting smoking
- dietary changes
- changes in oral hygiene habits
For a Bright Smile, Turn to Parkway Family Dental Care
Don’t hide your smile any longer. If you aren’t happy with your smile and you live in the Wentzville, MO area, call us at 636-327-6880 today to schedule an appointment to discuss tooth whitening options.
The Teeth Whitening Procedure
In-office dental treatments have some advantages over DIY dental treatments. Your dentist can create a customized dental tray that applies the whitening agent more effectively to your teeth. Your dentist can also shine LED lights on the whitening agent. The light helps the peroxide react with stains on your teeth, enhancing the whitening process.
At your first visit to the dentist’s office for teeth whitening, the dentist will first make an impression of your teeth to create the custom tray. Once the dental tray is ready, you will return to the dentist for a treatment that takes about an hour. It is important to keep the whitening gel away from gums, lips, and other sensitive parts of the mouth.