Teeth Whitening

When we're happy, we smile, but did you know that smiling also makes you feel happier? It's true! The act of smiling releases endorphins—the feel-good hormones—that can even lift the spirits of those around you.

The question is, are you smiling enough? Or do you hold back a grin because you feel self-conscious about dull, stained, or yellow teeth? If you want a reason to smile confidently again, professional teeth whitening could be the solution!

Why Your Teeth Get Stained

There are numerous reasons why our teeth lose their youthful gleam and collect stains.

  • Aging can make your smile appear less vibrant as your teeth become more porous and absorb stains and food particles more easily.
  • Dark-colored foods and drinks, such as coffee, dark tea, red wine, beets, and tomato sauce, can all deposit stains on your teeth.
  • Smoking is probably the worst culprit, as it leaves ugly brown stains on teeth that are difficult to remove.

Professional Teeth Whitening Can Rescue Your Smile!

Professional teeth whitening is the easiest, fastest, and most affordable way to make a dramatic difference in your smile's appearance. At Mint Dental Care, we offer in-office whitening and custom take-home kits, and you can choose the option that best fits your needs.

In-office whitening takes a little over an hour and produces immediate results. The fast results make it the perfect option if you are on a timeline for a wedding, reunion, or other big event and want to look your best.

Professional Whitening Kits vs. Store-Bought

Our take-home kits contain everything you need to whiten comfortably at home. Why not use store-bought kits? There are two reasons:

  1. Our kits include custom whitening trays made using impressions of your teeth. Custom trays provide more consistent results than generic trays and do a better job of protecting sensitive gums.
  2. Since a dental professional oversees your treatment, our kits include a prescription-strength gel that produces dramatic results that you can't achieve with OTC kits.

If you're going to whiten and want to see the most brilliant results, professional treatment is the way to go!

Maintaining a Bright Smile after Whitening

Once your teeth are white and sparkling, you'll want to maintain the stunning results for as long as possible! Here are a few tips to keep your smile shining and bright.

  • When enjoying a glass of red wine with friends, occasionally rinse your mouth with water to dilute the staining elements. Same with your morning coffee. And remember, no matter how white you drink your coffee, it can still stain your teeth.
  • Hold on to any whitening gel leftover from your take-home treatment. You can use it with your custom trays for monthly touchups to maintain your brilliant smile.
  • Remember to brush conscientiously at least twice a day and after meals if possible. Add flossing once a day, and you're on your way to a bright, healthy smile!
  • Take advantage of teeth cleanings with a dental hygienist every six months. Not only will your smile be brighter, but routine cleanings are the best way to protect your teeth from gum disease and cavities.

Are You Ready for a Bright, White Smile?

If you're interested in a dramatic smile boost with teeth whitening, please call our Odessa, FL dental office to schedule an appointment.