Teeth Whitening

A bright smile is one that you want to show off. Unfortunately, teeth often become discolored over time, as a result of age, diet, and other factors. Our cosmetic dentists at Maplewood Dental Associates want to help you achieve—and maintain—the smile of your dreams. We offer a number of cosmetic dental treatments, including dental implants, veneers, and whitening. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular methods of brightening smiles, and our dentists want to help.

Professional Vs. Over-The-Counter Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter teeth whitening kits are becoming increasingly common as a DIY cosmetic treatment. While these kits may remove some discoloration from your teeth, there are many areas in which these dental treatments fall flat. As a result, your Maplewood dentistry highly suggests you visit our office for the following benefits:

  • Informed Treatment: Professional teeth whitening begins with an oral exam from our dental team. Speaking with your St. Paul dentist is an important first step, as we want to make sure your tooth discoloration is not the result of a dental condition in need of treatment. Additionally, while you may read the instructions and ingredients of a teeth whitening kit, you don’t truly know what you are putting on your teeth or how your teeth will react. Our cosmetic dentists in Maplewood can talk you through the process, so you can rest assured that we only use substances that will keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong throughout your life.
  • Noticeably Professional Job: While you may follow the instructions perfectly, no DIY teeth whitening procedure can compare to the professional teeth whitening of our experts at our St. Paul cosmetic dentistry. The results will speak for themselves when you show off your flawless, gleaming smile to all your friends.
  • Cost-Efficient: In the end, professional teeth whitening can save you money by providing a lasting whiter smile, which does not require you to run to the drugstore every few months. While a single box of whitening strips may cost less than professional teeth whitening, the results don’t last as long. Before long, you will need to purchase additional strips in order to maintain a whiter smile.

Maintaining Whitened Teeth

Once you achieve a whiter smile, there are some things you can do daily to help your cosmetic treatment last. As always, maintaining a rigorous oral hygiene routine is essential in the maintenance of dental health and prevention of cavities. Both areas are important to delay discoloration of your teeth. Additionally, you can avoid foods and beverages that stain your teeth, including red wine, tea, and coffee. Finally, if you smoke, use your newly whitened teeth as an impetus to quit — a good idea in any event! Smoking quickly discolors teeth, even with the best teeth whitening treatments. A minor touch-up every so often, either at home or here at your Maplewood dental office, can keep your smile bright and beautiful for years.

Visit Your Maplewood & St. Paul Cosmetic Dentist

Between your conscientious efforts and our qualified dental team, we can create the bright smile of your dreams. To learn about our teeth whitening, veneers, dental implants, or our other cosmetic dentistry services, please contact us today. We would love to help you schedule an appointment or answer any of your questions. We hope to see you soon!

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