Get a Brighter Smile With
Laurel Dental Group
Nothing beats a sparkling, white smile, but it can be tough to keep our teeth as white as we’d like without a bit of help. At Laurel Dental Group, you can choose from several professional whitening options to get the smile of your dreams.
The Pros of Professional
Teeth whitening in a professional dental setting is a safe, effective, and affordable way to brighten your smile. You'll get dramatic results, with some options lightening your teeth three to eight shades in a single hour.
Professionally supervised whitening will work faster and protect sensitive gums and tooth-root surfaces better than over-the-counter whitening products.
An oral exam before you begin any whitening process is an essential first step to ensure your tooth discoloration is not the result of a dental condition in need of treatment.
Please be aware that it can be risky to have whitening solutions applied to your teeth by untrained personnel in shopping malls. If you have questions about which whitening method would be best for you, talk to us first.
Caring for Your Whitened Smile
You can do many things to ensure your whitening results last as long as possible, but this will vary from person to person (six months to two years or even longer).
First of all, please maintain your usual, conscientious routine of brushing and flossing daily and keep up with your regular schedule of professional cleanings at our Laurel dental office.
Avoid foods and beverages that stain, including red wine, tea, and coffee. If you smoke, use your newly whitened teeth as an impetus to quit—a good idea in any event! Every so often, a minor touch-up at home or our Laurel office can keep your smile bright and beautiful for years.
Professional Whitening Methods
Professional whitening at Laurel Dental Group uses high-concentration bleaching gels unavailable over the counter.
- In-Office Whitening — This technique gives you the fastest results with the most powerful whitening solutions available. First, we'll cover your gums and tooth-root surfaces with a protective barrier to ensure your safety. A thin plastic device known as a retractor will hold your lips and cheeks away from your teeth as we apply a professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel and leave it for about an hour. As soon as we remove the gel, you'll see amazing results.
- Take-Home Whitening — This is another effective way to whiten your teeth. However, you will play a more significant role in ensuring the best possible results, and you may need several weeks to achieve your desired level of whiteness. First, we'll take a mold of your teeth and custom-make two thin, flexible plastic mouth trays—one for your top teeth and one for the bottom. You'll fill the trays with whitening gel and then position them over your teeth, leaving them in for about an hour each time.
Whiten Your Smile with Laurel
If you're ready to get a brighter, whiter smile in Laurel, MS, our team of dental experts is here for you. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and transform your smile!