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By Steinbach Dental
April 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Your smile has never been healthier, but you dislike how it looks--dark, dull, yellow. How did this happen, and what can you do about it? teeth whiteningAre over-the-counter whitening products the answer? No, Steinbach Dental in Brookfield, WI offers a better solution. It's professional teeth whitening--a safe and cost-sparing way to a sparkling smile.

Dental stains

They deepen with time. Tooth enamel softens and wears thin, and staining organic matter builds up on your tooth surfaces. That's because even though enamel is hard, it's porous, too. So whether you overdo it on coffee, tea, blueberries, curry or tobacco, your smile shows it.

Over-the-counter products

There are many, but they don't do the job that well, particularly on deep stains. Some products cause uncomfortable dental and gingival (gum) sensitivity. Plus, no one supervises these whitening treatments but you. You have no way of knowing if your smile is healthy enough for whitening or if you're doing your treatment correctly.

Professional teeth whitening in Brookfield

Dr. Charles Steinbach, Dr. Thomas Steinbach, and Dr. Elizabeth Sievers offer their older teen and adult patients in-office and at-home teeth whitening. Fully supervised by their professional team, this cosmetic treatment starts with a complete oral examination. The assessment assures you that teeth whitening is right for your smile. You should have no active decay or gum disease. Extensive restorative work may disqualify you, too.

If all is well, the dentist will give you the choice of one-hour whitening or an at-home version. Both use powerful hydrogen peroxide gel which literally lifts organic material right out of the enamel matrix. Plus, both kinds brighten teeth by up to eight shades of color.

Keeping a white smile

You can, with just a little effort. Your dentist will suggest:

  • No smoking or chewing tobacco (these deeply stain teeth, and harm your overall health, too)
  • Limiting dark foods and beverages (you could drink your coffee or tea with a straw)
  • Rinsing your mouth with water and brushing when you do consume staining foods
  • Brushing twice daily
  • Flossing once a day
  • Getting semi-annual cleanings and check-ups at Steinbach Dental
  • Whitening touch-ups from time to time

Does it work?

The results prove it. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists says that 90 percent of patients with braces request this economical aesthetic service. It could help your smile, too.

Why not call Steinbach Dental in Brookfield, WI for a cosmetic dentistry consultation? You'll learn how it all works. Please contact the office at (262) 781-0080.