Have you yearned to have a smile like a movie star or celebrity? If so, it is probably the gleaming white teeth that you think of first rather than the actual looks of their teeth. This is because white teeth say a lot about a smile. A gleaming grin says things about the health and confidence of the person showing it, and it is one of the main reasons to consider a teeth whitening treatment at Rivercrest Family Dental in New Braunfels, TX.
Of course, not all teeth whitening treatments are alike, and our cosmetic dentist is happy to review the options available to you in our dental office.
Different Treatment Options
We offer both in-office teeth whitening as well as take home versions, but keep in mind that our take home kits are not the same as what you will find at the local drugstore or health and beauty aisles. That is because we do not offer the same “one size fits all” design.
It helps to understand how teeth whitening is done to recognize the importance of professional-quality care. All whitening requires a specific “agent” that will remove stains and erase any discoloration on the enamel of the teeth. When our cosmetic dentist provides you with treatment in our offices, they will apply the agent carefully to your teeth and remove it when the whitening process is complete.
It is very difficult to apply it so precisely at home, and so the most effective approach, at home, is to have custom trays made to fit your mouth alone. Then, powerful whitening agents can be placed in the trays and you can wear them for the time prescribed.
Regular Care and Whitening
Naturally, the best whitening agents won’t undo months or even years of tea or coffee drinking, smoking and poor oral hygiene. This is why your best results come when you make a point of regular (twice annual is best) cleanings and checkups. When you come for your regular cleaning, you can also get our in-office or at home whitening done to help maintain the results of your oral health care.
In fact, we offer a special “Whitening for Life” option which allows our patients who stay on track with their regular cleanings to enjoy a free take home whitening kit following each appointment at our dentist office.
Benefits of Whitening
Many people ask if there are actual benefits to whitening, and the simplest answer is “of course!” After all, getting a white smile automatically boosts your confidence and makes you want to smile even more than ever. It also means you are keeping your teeth and gums in top shape. Don’t forget that whitening prior to any cosmetic work also ensures that you can get the brightest veneers, crowns or dentures too. We can do some whitening before we do the restorative or cosmetic work, and ensure your smile as white as possible.
Contact Us for Teeth Whitening Treatment
Now that you know more about teeth whitening, it is time to talk with a cosmetic dentist in New Braunfels about the treatment. Get in touch with us today by calling 830-625-7611 or by visiting our Contact page.