Do you ever hide your smile due to yellow teeth? If your teeth are healthy but lack the luster needed to make you smile from ear to ear, then teeth whitening might be just what you are looking for. Lakeview Family Dentistry has been whitening the teeth and smiles in Hudson for years. It has become a relatively simple procedure that can be done in the comfort of your home and is an affordable cosmetic option. Most anyone can whiten their teeth to some degree. Even teeth that have been darkened due to strong medications can now be treated with great success.
Some frequently asked questions:
1) Does tooth whitening hurt my teeth?
Tooth whitening is extremely safe and effective. Although you do this at home, the dentist closely monitors your progress.
2) Can’t I just use the tooth whitener from my local drug store?
The over the counter products are an option, however, they are not nearly as strong as material dispensed by your dentist. The product that you receive from the dentist is prescription strength and will help you achieve a brighter, whiter smile in less time. Perhaps the most important advantage of whitening with your dentist is the custom fit trays. It is very important to keep the whitening gel off of your gum tissue and that can only be accomplished by making custom trays that fit your mouth intimately. Over the counter product often contain ill-fitting trays that can easily cause burning or damage to the gum tissue.
3) Will I have pain during this process?
Certain individuals can have some transient sensitivity during the process but it goes away soon after finishing the procedure.
4) How long will it take?
The process usually takes about two weeks, but can be safely done for longer periods to obtain the desired results.
5) How long will the whitening last?
The results are pretty permanent depending on food and beverage choices. Drinks such as coffee and tea for example tend to stain the teeth. Some people like to touch up their whitening every few months. We always keep tubes of the whitening gel in the office just for touch ups.
6) Will my insurance cover any of the cost?
Whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic procedures available. Like any cosmetic procedure, it is elective and most insurance carriers do not cover it.
Call us today to schedule an appointment with one our Dentists at 727-863-9669.