Which Teeth Whitening Option Is Right For You?

Do you wish you could obtain a brighter smile? Over time, multiple factors can lead to stains. Fortunately, we can use professional teeth whitening to remove discoloration from your teeth. Which of our teeth whitening options will be right for your smile?

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

Question: How does in-office whitening work?

Answer: For patients that prefer a faster approach to a whiter smile, we may prescribe our in-office procedure. We first place a protective covering over the lips and gums and then apply a powerful peroxide-based bleaching gel onto the teeth. We using a curing light to activate the gel and remove the stains. The entire procedure typically takes between one and two hours to complete.

Question: Can I brighten my teeth from home?

Answer: For more serious cases of discoloration, we may recommend our at-home option. We create a set of custom-made plastic trays and send them home with the patient. We will also prescribe a powerful bleaching gel. The patient fills the trays with gel and then wears them for between 30 and 45 minutes a day. The total treatment time typically takes between on and two weeks. We can often help brighten smiles by multiple shades!

Question: What causes teeth stains?

Answer: Foods and drinks high in sugar and other starches, as well as poor oral hygiene, can promote plaque buildup, which make stains more apparent. Drinks with dark pigments, such as soda, tea, red wine, and coffee, can also stain the teeth. Discoloration can also form as a result of smoking or tobacco use.

Question: How do I prevent further discoloration?

Answer: You can start by cutting back on drinks with dark pigments and eating a healthier diet. You can also make time to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once before bed. We also suggest seeing us for a routine checkup and dental cleaning once every six months.

Do You Want a Brighter Smile?

Our team can offer cosmetic treatment to help remove stains and brighten your teeth. To learn more, schedule a consultation, call Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402) 330-2243. We also serve the residents of Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, Millard, and all surrounding communities.