Dull or stained teeth can make you feel less confident when you smile. Unfortunately, teeth dulling happens to most people as they age, from a variety of factors. The good news is that you can brighten your smile from home with a whitening kit prescribed by Dr. Laventure or Dr. Lewis at Franklin County Family Dental. Prescription whitening kits offer superior results to anything you can purchase at a drugstore.
How Does At-Home Teeth Whitening Work?
If you’re interested in this cosmetic procedure, call our team at Franklin County Family Dental to schedule an appointment at our practice. Dr. Laventure or Dr. Lewis will take impressions of your top and bottom rows of teeth, and our laboratory will create completely customized mouth trays for you. Custom trays ensure that the whitening gel with have full contact with your teeth during the entire process, as opposed to drugstore kits, with one-size-fits-all trays that might not fit you at all. Our team will contact you when the trays come back from our lab, and then you’re ready to begin treatment! Both of your soft, transparent trays will be filled with prescription gel that penetrates the enamel of your teeth to bring out their natural shine. Our team will do a consultation with you to explain how to use your trays, and the right amount of time to wear them once you get home with your teeth whitening kit. We will also check to ensure that the trays fit snugly, as this can affect your results.
Many of our patients choose to wear their whitening trays at night while sleeping, but you can also choose to wear them during the day. Since the trays are transparent, you can even wear them during daily activities, because others won’t likely notice that you’re undergoing teeth whitening treatment. Many of our patients happily report impressive results after just one treatment! Your smile will continue to become brighter with each use.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
Lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking coffee, or drinking red wine all affect the coloring of your teeth eventually. Discoloration can even occur due to certain health conditions, medications, or just natural aging. With prescription teeth whitening, you can erase the effects of your habits and feel more confident in the smile you present to the world. You can also repeat the process as often as you like, and our team will be happy to consult with you if there are other cosmetic improvement you’d like to make to your smile.