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If you wish that you had whiter teeth, we have great news! With our pain-free, in-office whitening treatment, you can remove years of unpleasant stains from the surface of your teeth. Before getting your treatment, however, there are a few things about this easy procedure that you’ll want to know.

1. There are several reasons why you might experience tooth discoloration.

Every person is different, and every individual mouth is different too! There is no single reason why you might experience tooth discoloration. If you’re a smoker, the tartar and nicotine within the cigarettes may be the culprit. Sometimes, teeth stains can result from the food and beverages you consume. So if you drink coffee every day, eat a lot of citruses, or enjoy a glass of wine in the evenings, this could lead to stains on your teeth. The appearance of your teeth may even be a result of your genetics! Luckily, in-office teeth whitening procedures can help with any of these issues.

2. The in-office whitening procedure is quick and simple.

While the number of appointments required for a whitening treatment can vary from patient to patient, this process typically only takes one or two 1-hour appointments. First, we will perform a professional cleaning to remove the plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth. We will then apply a whitening compound to your dental enamel. To activate this solution, we use a special lamp or laser. We may need to repeat this process a few times during your appointment for the desired effect.

3. You may experience some side effects.

Teeth sensitivity is a common side effect of teeth whitening (for both in-office and at-home treatments). This should dissipate after a couple of days. You may also experience some gum sensitivity should the solution come into contact with the tissue. If any of these symptoms last longer than a few days, be sure to contact our office for a follow-up.

4. You can enjoy long-lasting results!

In-office whitening treatments are the most effective in removing stains and brightening your smile. They also provide you with the longest-lasting results—your teeth will be whiter anywhere from six months to two years! The best way to maintain your results is to have a solid dental hygiene routine. You should brush your teeth at least twice per day and after meals. It is also important to floss at least once per day in the evenings. We also recommend avoiding certain foods and beverages, such as wine, coffee, tea, tomato sauce, curry, and citrus fruits. If you’re a smoker, quitting the habit is beneficial to the appearance of your smile and the health of your teeth and gums.

Are you ready to improve the appearance of your smile? Call Steger Smiles today to book your next appointment!

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