As wedding season approaches, brides and grooms alike begin to focus more and more on how they will look on their big day. From hitting the gym to picking out the perfect dress or tux, a lot of effort goes into looking great for the pictures they will look back on for the rest of their lives. An easy and often-overlooked way to truly look and feel fantastic on your big day is with a professional teeth whitening session. Find out more with help from your Rochester Hills, MI dentist Dr. Joseph Matievich at Family Smiles Dental Care.
What can I expect during my teeth whitening procedure?
A normal in-office teeth whitening session lasts about an hour. You and your dentist will determine which shade you would like your teeth using a teeth shade guide. Your dentist first cleans the teeth and sections them off from the gums and other oral tissues using a dental dam. The whitening process itself begins with a whitening gel placed onto the teeth. A special light activates the gel and stays directed onto the teeth for the length of your session. Your dentist may break the session up into several sections, between which you dentist reapplies the whitening gel and replaces the light.
How long until I see results?
You will notice the results of your teeth whitening session immediately. Teeth whitening can lift the color of your teeth up to ten shades in a single session. However, everybody’s teeth are different. You may need several whitening sessions to achieve your desired results. Your Rochester Hills dentist can help you determine the appropriate treatment plan for you and your teeth.
How can I keep my teeth white until I walk down the aisle?
The best way to avoid teeth staining and yellowing is to avoid the things which cause these problems. Coffee, tea and tobacco use are notorious for changing the color of your teeth. However, highly-pigmented foods like berries can also stain your teeth. If you cannot avoid these foods and drinks altogether, there are steps you can take to reduce the chance of staining. Brush immediately after consuming stain-causing foods and beverages. If you cannot brush, rinse your mouth with water to cut down on the time the foods and drinks are in contact with your teeth. Additionally, see your dentist for regular examinations and cleanings at least twice a year.
For more information on teeth whitening, please contact Dr. Matievich in Rochester Hills, MI. Call (248) 853-2222 to schedule your appointment for teeth professional in-office teeth whitening today!