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Should I Do Teeth Whitening at Home or Get a Dentist to Do It?

December 26, 2022
Posted By: Dr. Russell Schafer
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When brightening your smile, it is always best to do so under the supervision of your dentist. Additionally, only dentists offer prescription-grade teeth whitening systems for safe and superior results.

When you whiten on your own, you can never be sure the product is safe for your teeth and gums. And remember, what is safe for one person may cause sensitivity in another. When you choose professional teeth whitening in Gretna, we ensure the product is suitable before starting work.

Additionally, we offer custom take-home kits that you can use at your discretion; just be sure to follow the instructions provided by our friendly dental team, and always call us if you have questions.


About Professional Teeth Whitening in Gretna, LA

First, we ensure you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening. If you are, we typically provide teeth cleaning to ready your enamel for the whitening gel. Cleaning your teeth first allows the gel to penetrate tooth pores better for optimal results.

Then we take impressions of your teeth and use the results to craft trays that fit over your teeth. Finally, you take the trays and custom whitening gel home and follow the instructions. You’ll notice your teeth lightening and stains disappearing as the days pass.

Maintaining Your Teeth Whitening Results

Certain foods and lifestyle changes can cause teeth to darken or stain over time. Additionally, certain medications and aging can dull or discolor the teeth.

To help maintain your results, we recommend brushing and flossing regularly. You should also see your Gretna dentist twice yearly for exams and dental cleanings.

Teeth Whitening in Gretna, LA DentistFoods and drinks that may cause tooth stains include:

  • Dark wine
  • Dark berries
  • Bright sauces
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Tobacco

For Professional Teeth Whitening Near Me, Contact Us

If you want to learn more about professional teeth whitening or are ready to schedule an assessment with our cosmetic dentist, give us a call today.

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