The holidays are times where there are lots of photographs taken and lots of interactions with friends, family, and coworkers. You want to look your best and feel confident. A brighter, whiter smile can be one of the fastest ways to boost your confidence in your appearance. Working with your dentist to whiten your smile can mean customized treatment and sometimes faster results. Depending on your specific needs, goals, timeline, and budget, you and your dentist can sort through a few different professional-grade whitening options. You can get a take-home treatment, an in-office treatment, or even consider other cosmetic dentistry options.
Your dentist can create a customized whitening kit for you to take home with you. The kit will include comfortable mouth trays, professional-strength whitening gel, and specific instructions for use. Depending on your goals and needs, you will likely wear the trays daily for up to two weeks. The results can be quite dramatic, giving you teeth that are several shades brighter.
Maybe you have a holiday office party or you are getting portraits done for a Christmas card, and you find yourself in a hurry. If you need dramatically whiter teeth in just one office visit, in-office treatment is the best option for you. You and your dentist will work together to decide on what shade you would like your shade to be. In just a single visit, you can get a bright, white smile perfect for your family’s holiday greetings.
Whitening treatments are best for shades on the external layer of your teeth, also known as extrinsic stains. Some stains on teeth come from within the tooth, which are known as intrinsic stains. Intrinsic stains are usually caused by some sort of tooth trauma like internal bleeding, certain health conditions or medications, or even genetics. While these stains cannot be removed, they be covered with cosmetic dentistry options like dental bonding or porcelain veneers.
Dr. Carmona can help you decide the best way to get that whiter smile. To schedule a consultation with Austin Prosthodontics in Austin, TX, call 512-250-9444. We also proudly welcome patients from Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander, and all surrounding Texas communities.