4 things to consider before you professionally whiten your smile
- Posted on: Dec 30 2020
Everyone wants a whiter, brighter smile, but it doesn’t come naturally for some. Patients might be genetically predisposed to having darker or yellowed teeth, while others may have discoloration caused by their favorite foods and beverages. Whatever the reason, whitening the smile with the help of our dental team at Golden Dental Solutions can address these stains and provide patients with a boosted brilliance to their natural teeth. There are several things patients need to consider, however, when they are thinking about whitening their smile with the help of their dentist. They include:
- What types of stains you have on your teeth – there are different types of stains that develop on the teeth and discolor them. Some are more internal, called intrinsic stains, and might not be improved with traditional whitening methods. Extrinsic stains, or stains that develop on the outer layer of enamel can be addressed with professional whitening.
- Your overall dental health – regardless of stains, if the smile is not healthy, our dental team may suggest waiting to improve oral health before continuing with treatments. A smile should be free from cavities and periodontal disease to ensure the best results.
- Time spent on treatment – some patients want a “one and done” approach while others are willing to save money with treatments that might take a few weeks to improve the teeth. Determining how long you are willing to wait might dictate the type of treatments you desire. Our practice offers in-office power bleaching that can offer same-day results, as well as take-home whitening options that brighten over the course of time.
- How much you want to spend – our in-office power bleaching costs more than our take-home whitening trays, so speaking to the dentist about your budget can assist you in deciding which treatment you prefer.
Discuss your cosmetic dental needs with the team at Golden Dental Solutions
If you live in or around the area of Golden, Colorado, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with Dr. Nancy Gill to learn more about the advantages of professional whitening. Her facility is located at 1218 Arapahoe Street and can be reached telephonically to schedule an appointment by calling (303) 277-9600.
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