What do you see when you look in the mirror? A smile that you love or a reflection that reveals tired, yellow-stained teeth? The color of your teeth can drastically affect the way you feel about yourself. If you’re embarrassed about how you look, teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to give your smile a brand new look and it will:
- Boost your confidence and self-esteem
- Make you feel more professional & attractive
- Take years off your appearance
- Allow you to smile more
Cost-Effective & Convenient Teeth Whitening at Home
If you smoke or regularly consume foods and beverages such as berries, coffee, dark sodas or red wine, your teeth are more susceptible to staining. Today, there are many products that are safe and effective for teeth whitening and most can be done when it’s convenient for you – and in the comfort of your own home.
So how does teeth whitening it work? Dr. Macalik will take an impression of your teeth and make custom bleaching trays for you. When you get your trays you will also take home NiteWhite teeth whitening gel – which can only be purchased in a dental office because it contains a much higher concentration of peroxide than anything you can buy at a drug or discount store. NiteWhite produces superior results and you will likely be much more satisfied if you have tried and been disappointed by over-the-counter whitening products in the past.
When you’re ready to whiten, you’ll fill your trays with gel and wear them over your teeth. This can be done at night or anytime during the day that is convenient for you. The whitening gel will penetrate below the surface of the teeth to remove stains permanently. Whitening trays are also ideal for routine maintenance after you’ve had Zoom whitening done.
When Do I Stop Whitening?
Your initial teeth whitening treatment should be at least two weeks; however, if you’re not experiencing any sensitivity, you can continue until you achieve your desired result. You will notice results after your first couple of treatments and when you stop whitening, you will experience a slight darkening of the color once the oxygen bubbles start to dissipate. It’s also important to remember that while teeth whitening is permanent, your teeth will take on new stains over time if you continue to smoke or eat/drink dark colored foods and beverages. If you notice that happening, you can do periodic touch-up or maintenance.
Are you ready to take the steps to a brighter smile? To find out more about teeth whitening, Dr. Macalik would welcome the opportunity to see you for an exam or a even a short, complimentary consultation where you can ask any questions that you may have. Call our office or request an appointment online.