December 14, 2015
Hey there Belleville! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog from the office of Thomas J. Feder, DDS, PC. We hope you’ve finished all your holiday shopping, because the big day is almost here. The winter holidays also signal the arrival of 2016. Are you prepared for a healthy and happy new year?
In our last post, we mentioned that scheduling regular dental cleanings and dental exams would be a great new year’s resolution. Dental cleanings and dental exams can ensure the health of your teeth, and prevent you from having to pay for costly restorative dental treatments down the line. But since our last post, some of our regular patients asked if we had any potential new year’s resolutions for them.
We do! Wouldn’t 2016 be an excellent time to whiten your smile? At the office of Thomas J. Feder, DDS, PC, in Belleville, IL, we offer professional teeth whitening take-home kits. This affordable teeth whitening treatment can help give you a smile that rivals that of the stars in Hollywood.
In today’s post, we’re going to look at professional teeth whitening. We’ll discuss the advantages of our teeth whitening treatment over do-it-yourself whitening kits, what you can expect when you’re whitening your teeth, and the benefits of a whiter smile. But first, let’s look at how your teeth can become stained and discolored.
Why Are My Teeth Stained?
It can be extremely frustrating to notice stains and yellowing of your teeth. Stained teeth don’t necessarily mean that your teeth aren’t healthy; you can brush and floss everyday, twice a day, yet your teeth aren’t as white as they once were. Discolored and stained teeth are an extremely common problem among patients of all ages and ethnicities. (Although your teeth are more prone to staining as you get older.)
Your genetic background and lifestyle all play a part in discoloring your teeth. You may simply be more prone to stained teeth, or eat and drink a lot of stain causing foods and beverages. Red wine contains natural dyes which can discolor your teeth. Coffee and tea contain tannins which can leave stains on your teeth. Even brightly colored fruits and vegetables can stain your teeth. And if you smoke, nicotine tends to leave nasty stains all over your teeth.
Why Choose Teeth Whitening from Thomas J. Feder, DDS, PC?
There are a variety of teeth whitening methods on the market. You can walk down the toothpaste aisle of any grocery store or pharmacy and see dozens of them. Groupons for teeth whitening even spring up from time to time. But all of these products lack the speed and effectiveness of professional teeth whitening.
Most do-it-yourself teeth whitening methods use whitening trays or strips. But these one-size-fits-all trays don’t fit securely on your teeth. As a result, saliva dilutes the whitening gel and whitening gel leaks out. When this whitening gel lacks out it can cause pain and sensitivity in your teeth and gums.
Then there’s a host of professional teeth whitening products available. Many of them use ultraviolet lights or lasers to whiten your teeth in the dentist’s office. While these treatments can be effective, they are often harsh on your teeth and quite expensive.
At the office of Thomas J. Feder, DDS, PC, we offer professional strength take-home teeth whitening kits. Our treatment uses customized whitening liners which fit securely and snugly which locks saliva out of the tray. Because of the customized trays, you don’t have to worry about the whitening gel becoming diluted or irrupting your gums. Plus our teeth whitening treatment is considerably more affordable (and just as effective) as in-office whitening treatments.
The Teeth Whitening Process
Your teeth whitening dentist will begin by taking an impression of your mouth. This impression is used to create your customized whitening liner. We also provide you with professional strength bleaching gel to use with the liner. Together this teeth whitening treatment can deliver amazing results in just a few weeks. You wear your thin and comfortable teeth whitening liner to bed, then just take it out in the morning. That’s it!
The Benefits of a Whiter Smile
Wouldn’t you like to show-off a whiter smile? Your smile is often the first thing a stranger notices about you. Whiter teeth can help you feel more confident and raise your self-esteem. When the camera comes out, you’ll be ready to smile.
What to learn more about professional teeth whitening? Then contact your teeth whitening dentist at the office of Thomas J. Feder, DDS, PC, in Belleville, IL. Call us today at 618-219-1412.