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Teeth Whitening St. Joseph
At Mark Bagby DDS Family Dentistry, we’re dedicated to providing patients with a smile they can be proud of. For many patients, having bright, unblemished teeth is just what they need to feel confident. Teeth whitening, offered at our St. Joseph and Kansas City practices, is a safe, effective way for those patients to achieve the luminous smile they desire. By offering both at-home and in-office whitening treatments, Dr. Bagby can meet the needs of any patient’s lifestyle. If you have been considering teeth whitening and would like to learn more about the procedure, contact our dental practice today.
More about Teeth Whitening
One of the first characteristics associated with a healthy, vibrant appearance is a bright smile. Unfortunately, a number of factors including consuming stain-causing foods, smoking, or normal wear and tear, can significantly dull the smile. Teeth whitening, sometimes referred to as teeth bleaching, is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that can counteract these effects, and provide patients with a gleaming, attractive smile. While there are many over-the-counter products available for teeth whitening, patients who visit Dr. Bagby’s St. Joseph or Kansas City practice can achieve optimal results with his professional teeth whitening systems. During an initial consultation, Dr. Bagby will first evaluate the condition of the teeth and work with patients to understand their specific cosmetic goals. He will then create a customized treatment plan to put patients on track for the white smiles they’ve always wanted. Patients can opt for in-office or at-home treatments.
During an in-office whitening treatment, Dr. Bagby will first evaluate the teeth to ensure that there is no existing damage or decay. He will then gently clean the teeth before applying a bleaching solution. This gel is typically left on the teeth for up to a half hour. Dr. Bagby may repeat this process within a single appointment, or request that the patient return for a follow-up treatment. In-office whitening is the safest method of teeth whitening, and the ideal choice for patients who experience tooth sensitivity. Dr. Bagby can carefully monitor the progress of the whitening procedure, and make any necessary judgments. In addition, in-office teeth whitening can produce dramatic results within the shortest amount of time. Most teeth whitening sessions are less than one hour long and can whiten the teeth by up to eight shades.
As part of the at-home regimen, Dr. Bagby will take impressions of the teeth in order to create a customized tray. Patients simply fill this tray with whitening gel and wear it overnight to improve the smile. The length of time required to achieve the ideal shade will vary depending on the strength of the prescribed gel, as well as the condition of the original teeth. At-home whitening is beneficial for patients who are pressed for time or are interested in whitening their teeth at their own pace.
The Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Whether a patient opts for in-office or at-home treatments, they can still experience a number of benefits from the teeth whitening process. Some of the benefits of this cosmetic treatment include the fact that it:
- Is a safe and pain-free treatment
- Is long-lasting
- Easily removes surface stains
- Can produce shades up to 8 shades brighter
- Can drastically improve patient confidence
Contact Us Today
Although it is a simple procedure, teeth whitening can have profound affects on a patient’s overall appearance. If you are interested in learning more about the teeth whitening procedure, including its risks and benefits, contact our St. Joseph or Kansas City dental office today.