Nothing says the holiday season better than white, snow, and smiling family portraits. Whether you are taking family photos or enjoying a group photo with friends, you can ensure that those photos look amazing by brightening your smile beforehand with teeth whitening. The holiday season is the time to show off your best smile—and we can help you do just that!
At your consultation appointment, our dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your goals for treatment. They’ll also address any questions you have about in-office whitening and at-home whitening treatments. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss which option will work best for you before getting started on your treatment.
Many people have discolored teeth, whether from drinking coffee or wine, taking certain medications, or simply getting older. When you undergo professional teeth whitening at our clinic, we can remove stains and brighten your teeth by several shades! We recommend coming in for professional cleaning before whitening if you have a significant amount of plaque on your teeth. The hydrogen peroxide gel used in our teeth whitening products can irritate your gums if they aren’t prepared properly. Your dentist can also discuss with you which type of whitening treatment will work best for you – fast-acting or gradual.
For patients who would prefer the gradual approach, we provide at-home whitening solutions. These kits include custom-fitted trays and professional whitening gel that is stronger and more concentrated than store-bought mouthwashes. You will wear the tray filled with the gel overnight for several days in a row to achieve the smile you want. Many of our patients have commented on how simple it is to use the kit and how comfortable they feel while sleeping with it in their mouths.
Professional teeth whitening can usually last for a year to 2 years. However, the whiteness of the teeth could fade gradually over time. To preserve the results, you get from an in-office whitening treatment, be sure to avoid foods and beverages that can stain your teeth, like coffee, wine, soda, and tomato sauce. Also, quit smoking to keep your teeth white longer.
If you take good care of your teeth after your teeth whitening procedure, then your results should last for quite some time. Just make sure to avoid smoking and consuming certain foods and drinks if you want to keep your smile bright!
To find out more about the dental services offered at Harbor Dental, call (970) 377-2456 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 2726 Illinois Dr. #101, Fort Collins, CO 80525.