Ann Arbor, MI
Teeth WhiteningDo you feel confident and self-assured when you show your smile to the world? For millions of people, the answer is, unfortunately, no. Unattractive stains and discolorations are a major concern for many people, and many more are struggling to remedy this cosmetic concern to little or no avail. Yellowed and dingy teeth can start to take their toll on your self-esteem, which is why we here at Greashaber Dentistry are pleased to offer professional dental whitening in our office, giving you the chance to look and feel your best when you share your stunning smile with the world.
What Causes Stains on Your Teeth?
Did you know that your teeth are ratting out your diet and lifestyle choices? Even if you try to keep your eating habits and other personal habits a secret, everything you choose to eat and drink will eventually make an appearance on your teeth. Even certain habits that you may have, such as your morning cup of coffee or that cigarette you smoked on your break, can lead to stains on your teeth.
The fact is, many things can cause your teeth to become severely stained. Common things that can affect the appearance of your teeth include highly pigmented foods and drinks, including coffee and red wine. Cigarettes can also stain your teeth, leading to an ugly, yellow appearance. (If you smoke, we strongly advise that you quit, not only for the appearance of your smile but also for your oral and general health!) Certain medications can also stain your teeth, as can the natural erosion of your dental enamel.
Why You Need Your Teeth Professionally Whitened
When you come to us for a professional whitening procedure, you can count on getting the highest quality of care using only professional-grade materials. Over-the-counter teeth whitening kits are iffy at best and can permanently harm your dental enamel and damage your gums. We have the skill and the knowledge to ensure that your teeth will get the results you desire, and we will go out of our way to make sure you are comfortable and happy with your results.
During your appointment with us, we will carefully inspect your teeth to make sure you are a good candidate for this procedure. We will then fit you with custom trays, which will help make sure that your teeth are getting the best results from the whitening gel that we will dispense to you. You will need to come in for a follow-up appointment to confirm that your trays fit properly. We will also educate you on how to properly wear them and use the whitening product on your teeth.
Aftercare for Your Teeth
It is important to remember that a professional teeth whitening procedure is not permanent, but it will give you long-lasting and beautiful results. To maintain the bright appearance of your teeth, please continue to brush and floss your teeth regularly. Avoid foods and drinks that may lead to stains, and make sure you schedule regular dental exams at our office for routine cleanings. We recommend that you visit us every six months for a checkup and a cleaning to help keep your teeth their healthiest and brightest.
Nobody should have to feel held back or less than worthy due to stained or unattractive spots of discoloration on their teeth. If you would like to learn more about professional teeth whitening here with us at Greashaber Dentistry, or you are ready to schedule an appointment with us, please give us a call today at (734) 662-1113!