Teeth-Whitening: A Few Basic Points

Teeth-whitening is the most commonly performed cosmetic dental procedure, but that doesn’t mean you are expected to just naturally know all about it. It’s not unusual to hear that people have all kinds of questions about whitening teeth in Livonia, MI, yet they are hesitant to ask, and so they continue to flash a not-quite-so-fabulous smile. We have probably heard any question you can come up with, and we hope you’ll ask them at your next appointment. Meanwhile, glance over these points on the basics of having (and keeping) your brightest smile.

Point A: Healthy Teeth Can Still Be Dull

Even straight, healthy teeth, can become discolored with age. If you never had a cup of coffee or tea, or a glass or wine, or a delicious slice of blueberry pie, it’s true that your teeth might be lighter, but you’d miss out on some enjoyable parts of life. Teeth that are cavity-free are perfect candidates for whitening. 

Point B: It Isn’t One Size Fits All

Whether you want to whiten at home, at your own time and convenience, or have an in-office treatment to quickly boost your smile, there is an option. There are treatments that combine a powerful in-office bleaching agent with followup at home, for those who want immediate results. At-home whitening has the advantage of convenience (with both daytime wear, and nighttime wear options) and is a top choice when cost is a factor in consideration. There are also options for sensitive teeth, and for those who don’t like to (or can’t) wear whitening trays. If a tooth has been restored to health with a tooth colored filling, talk with our trusted team about whitening options, as some materials react differently to whitening agents. We can can help you find the right way to brighten your smile.

Point C: The Choice to Whiten Is Up To You

We don’t believe in high-pressure sales tactics. We’d rather supply you with honest information and let you make the decision that works best for you. Our helpful and educated office staff can answer your questions at any checkup and cleaning. You can also make an appointment to discuss cosmetic concerns with your teeth and smile, at any time.

Learn the Basics (and More) About Teeth-Whitening

If you have questions about teeth-whitening, and how it can brighten your smile, come see us. There is no need to continue with a smile that doesn’t really make you happy! James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.