Here at O&S Dental Professionals, we enjoy helping patients love what they see in the mirror. That is why we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services that are designed to disguise or correct aesthetic imperfections in teeth. One of those services is professional teeth whitening in Lebanon. This quick, simple, and inexpensive treatment can reverse even tough dental stains and reveal a smile that is several shades brighter. For your convenience, we offer both in-office and take-home whitening options.
Highly pigmented foods and beverages, as well as things like smoking and certain medications, can lead to dental stains that affect both the teeth’s outer surfaces and its inner layers. If you suffer from these types of stains, teeth whitening may be a solution for you! It may be able to boost your confidence and help you achieve your ideal look.
There are only a few circumstances that might make teeth whitening an unwise choice for you. For example, if you have gum disease, or you have restorations on your front teeth, whitening might not be right for you at this time.
Teeth whitening works by harnessing the power of bleaching agents that penetrate teeth and break up the pigment molecules that are causing the discoloration. The ingredients used in professional treatments tend to be much more powerful than those you would find in over the counter whitening options. Professional whitening is also quite safe for most patients.
When you come in for your consultation, your cosmetic dentist in Lebanon may recommend one of the following types of teeth whitening as the best option for you:
Our office will provide you with a teeth whitening kit that you can use in the comfort of your own home. Simply use the kit as directed, and you can expect to begin to see results within a few days. After two weeks or so, your smile may be several shades brighter.
If you would like to whiten your teeth as quickly as possible, an in-office treatment may be best for you. We apply the whitening agent to your teeth, let it do its work, and then thoroughly rinse it off. Typically, in-office whitening takes less than an hour.
If you get an in-office whitening treatment, you should stick to a “white diet” for at least the first 48 hours after your appointment to minimize the risk that your teeth will incur new stains. Following that, you can eat virtually anything, but it would be wise to continue to limit your intake of dark foods and beverages. Using a whitening toothpaste, avoiding smoking, and keeping up with regular dental appointments are additional things you can do to maintain your smile’s new brightness.