How to Get a Whiter Smile
By STEVEN M. ERLANDSON, DDS
August 14, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Find out how teeth whitening could improve your smile.

You looked in the bathroom mirror for a moment and quickly realized that your teeth aren’t as pearly white as they used to be. You pull out teeth whiteningthe whitening toothpaste immediately and brush, hoping those yellow stains will just instantly go away. No such luck. Now what? Our Grand Forks, ND, cosmetic dentist Dr. Steven Erlandson has a faster and more effective way to revive the brilliance back into your smile.

Sure, you could try whitening  toothpastes  and over-the-counter whitening options, but if you aren’t noticing much of a change in the state of your smile then you may want to consider professionally supervised teeth whitening. If your teeth are a little less than radiant because you love red wine, coffee and delicious pasta with tomato sauce (because who doesn’t love these things?) then our professional in-home whitening treatment could remove these stubborn stains in a way that other options just can’t.

What happens when I get professional teeth whitening?
When you come into our office, we will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth to make your customized trays. These trays are custom made to ensure the whitening solution is properly distributed. When the trays are ready, we will show you how to properly dispense and apply the solution and give you any other instructions needed to obtain your desired results.

For the best results, you should apply the whitening solution for an hour every day for two weeks. You need to avoid eating, drinking, or smoking while wearing your trays and continue to abstain from such for 30 minutes after. Before starting the procedure at home, you will need to brush, floss, and rinse completely. After two weeks, you will come back to the office to check the results and make any further treatment plans if necessary.

What are some of the benefits of teeth whitening in Grand Forks?
With our custom-fitted trays, the whitening solution stays on the surface of the tooth, keeping your gums safe from it. Our whitening solution is also made of a high concentration of either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide and stronger than what you can get over-the-counter, so you will be able to see results in one to two weeks of use. Plus, we have the professional training needed to be able to whiten your smile safely and effectively while also monitoring for any issues such as tooth sensitivity.

Are you interested in getting teeth whitening in Grand Forks, ND? No matter whether you just want to give your appearance a little boost or you have a special occasion coming up, teeth whitening is an amazing way to get a more radiant smile. Call us today to find out if whitening is right for you.

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