We Brighten Smiles With Teeth Whitening

livonia teeth whiteningWhen you have dental discoloration, this could cause embarrassment. Instead of relying on store bought options, we can one that provides dramatic results and prevents tooth sensitivity. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist wants to talk about our at-home teeth whitening treatment. 

The Causes of Stained Teeth

A variety of factors could lead to the discoloration of our smile. For example, lack of proper brushing and flossing and a diet high in foods with sugars and starches could lead to plaque buildup, which makes discoloration more visible. If you smoke or use tobacco products, this stains your teeth, as well drinks with dark pigments like soda, red wine, coffee, and tea. As part of your treatment, we will examine your smile to assess the cause and severity of your discoloration, choosing the best teeth whitening option to brighten your smile.

Treatment from Home

The at-home system involves first visiting our office for an exam. We will take detailed impressions of your smile to create a plastic set of trays. We then send these trays and a bleaching gel home with you. At home, you will need to fill the trays with gel and wear them for about 30 to 45 minutes a day. After one to two weeks, you will see a smile brightened by up to eight shades. The trays ensure even results, and prevent saliva from diluting the gel. You then keep the trays and leftover feel for any necessary touchups down the road. This system offers more dramatic results than most over-the-counter options, and limits the risk of tooth sensitivity. 

Keeping Teeth Bright 

To help your new status last for months to come, you should brush your teeth in the morning and then again at night, and also floss every evening. This helps control plaque buildup to keep teeth bright. You should also see us every six months for a cleaning, so we can remove the buildup and polish your teeth too. Try to avoid tobacco products, drink more water, and cut back on foods and snacks high in sugars and starches. With a few simple steps you not only keep your teeth bright, but also limit the risk of tooth decay and gum disease too!

If you have any questions about how we approach teeth whitening, or about any of our other cosmetic treatments, then contact our team today to learn more. We want you to always feel eager to show off your smile!


Our team wants to help remove discoloration from your smile, preventing tooth sensitivity in the process. If you want to know more about removing teeth stains, please contact your Livonia, MI, dentist, Dr. Stewart, by calling (734) 425-4400.