Teeth Whitening in West Bloomfield, MI
It seems that everyone these days wants a whiter smile. While you may simply try to whiten your smile from the convenience of your own home, you may also find that these options just don’t offer the dramatic results you were hoping for. Coffee, wine, tomato sauce, and other dark foods and drinks can really take their toll on teeth over the years. Fortunately, our West Bloomfield, MI, cosmetic dentist Dr. Katharine Murphy-Brown can remove these stains quickly and easily with our professional whitening system.
Why should I have my teeth whitened by a dentist?
If you’ve ever experienced tooth sensitivity after using an over-the-counter whitening agent, then you may be concerned about trying other products; however, getting your teeth whitened by our dental team negates all these problems. We can adjust your whitening treatment to meet your needs, so you’re less likely to deal with sensitivity. Also, since we receive thorough training, we can fully control your whitening treatment in a way you won’t be able to with at-home whitening.
Since our dental team is professionally trained to administer whitening treatment, this also means that the whitening gel we use is so much stronger than anything you'll find at your local drugstore. This means that the gel doesn't have to sit on your teeth for very long to achieve ideal results.
What should I expect from professional teeth whitening?
One of the main advantages to getting your teeth whitening in our office versus using generic whitening products is that the results are instant. It only takes one 45-minute office visit to get your teeth multiple shades whiter. And if you opt for our at-home professional teeth whitening system, you’ll notice visibly whiter teeth in only one to two weeks.
How long do results last?
On average, teeth whitening lasts about six months to two years, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; however, they’ve also found studies that reported results lasting up to 10 years!
Your whiter smile’s longevity depends a lot on you. Avoid foods and drinks that stain like coffee, wine, dark sauces, and berries, refrain from smoking and follow a daily dental regime of brushing and flossing. Also, don't forget to come in every six months for routine cleanings, which can also remove surface stains and prevent new ones from forming.