Say Goodbye to Dental Stains

Say Goodbye to Dental Stains

Dental stains on your teeth often form slowly over time until, one day, you realize your smile has become dull and drab compared to teeth whiteningwhat it once was. Luckily, your dentist can help you get rid of your teeth’s stains and enjoy your smile once again. Learn more about professional teeth whitening treatments with Dr. Gabriel Mannarino and Dr. Holly Halliday at Williston Dental in Williston, VT.

Does professional teeth whitening work? 
Professional teeth whitening has proven to provide immediate and dramatic results in just a single appointment, lightening the color of your teeth up to ten shades. At-home whitening kits also provide moderate results, but not as quickly or dramatic as with professional teeth whitening. At-home kits require weeks or months of continued use whereas professional sessions require a single, hour-long procedure.

What can I expect at a professional teeth whitening appointment? 
Your dentist begins your session with separating your teeth from your oral tissues using a dental dam. This will ensure that your gums and other tissues are not irritated by the whitening gel. With the mouth prepared, your dentist will apply the whitening gel to your teeth. This gel will remain on your teeth during your whitening session. Depending on the whitening system your dentist uses, they may direct a special light at your teeth to help in the whitening process. You will be left with the whitening gel on your teeth for about an hour, after which your dentist will clean off the gel to conclude your appointment.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Williston, VT
Some patients experience minor sensitivity after their whitening session. If you have a history of tooth sensitivity, be sure to alert your dentist so they can adjust the strength of the treatment accordingly. A good candidate for teeth whitening should have healthy teeth and gums, free of decay and gum disease. Additionally, good candidates have realistic expectations for the results of their whitening treatments and understand that they are not permanent. Most patients return for touch-up appointments every six months to one year.

For more information on professional teeth whitening, please contact Dr. Gabriel Mannarino and Dr. Holly Halliday at Williston Dental in Williston, VT. Call (802) 878-0600 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!