How to Whiten Your Smile

Lexington KY Teeth Whitening Provides Options to Improve Your Smile

Teeth whitening has become one of the most popular DIY cosmetic dentistry procedures in the last several years, but it’s not always guaranteed that each customer will get the results that they wanted from the over-the-counter kits. Cooper Family Dental, your Lexington KY teeth whitening location has different options for patients to choose from so they’re able to have the smile they’ve always wanted.

There are many reasons that people choose to whiten their teeth. Tooth discoloration is due to our enamel wearing down over the years, causing the dentin (a yellow color substance that makes up the core of everyone’s teeth) to show. Further discoloration is due to many harmful foods, drinks, and habits that people indulge in. Smoking cigarettes, drinking sodas, and eating highly acidic meals all contribute to weakening your enamel and letting that yellow color show through.

Our first method includes scheduling an appointment with your dentist to receive an in-office procedure. This produces a notable change in the shade of your teeth within an hour. Applied to your teeth is a high-concentration peroxide gel to begin the whitening, but not before applying a protective special shield for your gums and enamel so they won’t sustain any harm.

Another option is a take-home kit, much like the over-the-counter kinds you find at the store, but these are specifically chosen by your dentist for patients to get the best results. Many of the kits from a supermarket or other cosmetic stores may promise a brighter smile, but don’t always deliver, whether it’s because of their product or the price. The kits from your dentist take longer than an in-office process, and, therefore, should be applied throughout the day or overnight, depending on a patient’s unique situation.

Our final option is becoming more and more popular—Zoom! Whitening. This process uses a zoom advanced power chairside lamp, which accelerates the whitening process. Your gums and lips will be protected before the whitening gel is applied to your teeth. There are three 15-minute sessions while the gel and the chairside lamp work together to improve and brighten your smile while all you have to do is sit back and relax! After you’re finished, your dentist will send you home with a whitening tray, fitted to your mouth, to continue any touch-ups and instructions on how to properly take care of your teeth at home.

If you’re interested in any of these options and want to discuss questions, prices, and appointments, call your Lexington KY teeth whitening location, Cooper Family Dental, at this number (859) 266-2570 or click here to request a consultation today!

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