About Teeth Whitening
Imagine getting a bright, sexy smile in under an hour. While it may seem too good to be true, MINT dentistry can make it happen with teeth whitening. There are many things that can lead to discolored, dingy-looking teeth, including some of your favorite beverages like coffee and red wine. To help remove years of stains, MINT dentistry offers teeth whitening to help you feel confident when sharing your bright smile. Teeth whitening is a fast cosmetic treatment that can effectively brighten your teeth by several shades in one appointment. Using state-of-the-art dental techniques and technology, our board-certified dental team can help you get sexy teeth. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact MINT dentistry today.
Best Candidates for In-Office Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is an ideal and exciting option for almost anyone that is interested in achieving a brighter smile in a short period of time. Before you have teeth whitening, an experienced member of our team will make sure your teeth are healthy enough for the treatment and discuss your concerns, goals, and treatment options. Teeth whitening gives you fast, dramatic results even if you have dental restorations, like crowns or bridges. Unlike over-the-counter whitening treatments, your teeth whitening treatment at MINT dentistry will be customized, so you'll get the results you want.
What to Expect with In-Office Teeth Whitening
As an in-office procedure, teeth whitening does not require anesthesia. If you have dental anxieties or a strong gag-reflex, sedation options are available. Before your procedure begins, a MINT dentistry team member will help you settle into one of our luxurious treatment chairs where you will be invited to listen to your choice of music or watch television. Next, your teeth will be cleaned and dried, so the whitening solution can be applied evenly to your teeth. A protective barrier will be used on your gums and your eyes will be protected with a pair of stylish, MINT dentistry sunglasses. We will apply a professional-strength whitening gel to your enamel and then expose your teeth to the laser light. The combination of the gel and the laser will work together to break down the stains on your teeth. Depending on your current enamel color and desired outcome, this process may be repeated 2 – 3 times. Once your treatment is complete, the remaining gel and protective gum barrier will be removed before your mouth is rinsed.
In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatment Aftercare
Unless sedation was used, you should be able to leave immediately following your teeth whitening treatment to resume your normal day. However, you should avoid anything that may stain your teeth (lipstick, coffee, tobacco products) for at least 48 hours after your treatment. You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold, but this should only last for 3 – 5 days. To maintain your results, you should brush your teeth as soon as possible after consuming staining food, beverages, and tobacco products. At home, you should follow a daily oral hygiene routine, including brushing and flossing to prevent new stains. Professional dental cleanings twice a year at MINT dentistry will also help to remove deeper stains. If you need to refresh your results after a few years, you may schedule another professional whitening treatment or ask a MINT dentistry professional about home teeth whitening options.
The MINT Commitment
Since it is a cosmetic dentistry procedure, teeth whitening is not typically covered by dental insurance. During your consultation, a member of our team will go over cost estimates and payment options. MINT dentistry can also help you find low-interest medical financing to help make your treatment more affordable. Our entire team is committed to helping you obtain the brilliant smile you desire. Ask a MINT dentistry staff member about our cosmetic dentistry specials or the MINT Discount Plan to learn how to make your aesthetic goals more affordable.
In-Office Teeth Whitening Professional Results
With long-lasting results, teeth whitening at MINT dentistry can quickly eliminate years of stains and discoloration. Whether you want a natural result or a bright Hollywood smile, our skilled dental team will customize your teeth whitening treatment to fit your needs and goals. Contact one of our dental offices to learn more about our teeth whitening treatments and schedule your consultation.