Get a Whiter Smile
April 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

You have several goals this year. One is to get your teeth whitened so your smile is bright and youthful-looking. You wonder if you should teeth whiteningselect a drugstore product such as strips or toothpaste or if professional treatments are better. Hands down, teeth whitening supervised by Dr. Samantha Shaver in Louisville, KY is better.

How it happens

Over time, tooth enamel naturally thins, exposing inner, yellow dentin. More importantly, teeth accumulate organic matter from the foods we eat. Darkly pigmented choices, such as blueberries and soy sauce, and dark beverages, such as coffee, tea, and cola, leave staining residues behind. Smoking changes tooth color, too.

Professional whitening is safe

Because teeth whitening at is fully supervised by Dr. Shaver and her team, you know it's safe. A thorough oral examination is performed beforehand to determine if your teeth and gums are healthy enough for this popular aesthetic service. Most adults in good oral health qualify for teeth whitening, but pregnant or lactating women should post this cosmetic treatment.

Plus, when your teeth are whitened on premises at Dynamic Dental, the powerful hydrogen peroxide gel goes directly onto your teeth. Your dentist carefully protects your cheeks, gums and other soft oral tissues with a plastic retractor, avoiding any sensitivity.

If you choose the at-home option, you'll use whitening trays custom-fitted by Dr. Shaver. When filled with peroxide gel and worn daily, these comfortable appliances place the active ingredient right where it is needed.

Professional whitening is effective

Whatever method you choose, professional teeth whitening delivers amazing results. Most patients see improvement by 8 shades or more. Your renewed smile will stay white indefinitely if you:

  • Brush twice daily
  • Floss every day
  • Get semi-annual check-ups and hygienic cleanings at Dynamic Dental
  • Reduce your consumption of staining foods and beverages
  • Stop smoking or chewing smokeless tobacco (and reduce your risk for oral cancer and other serious health problems)

A white smile made easy

Teeth whitening in Louisville, KY is just one of many cosmetic dental services Dr. Shaver offers. Why not arrange your personal consultation at Dynamic Dental so you can learn your options for a bright, rejuvenated smile? Call today for an appointment: (502) 968-1412.