Teeth Whitening in Stamford, CT
Drs. Clabaugh & Trentalancia provide teeth whitening treatments in Stamford, CT. Call 203-327-2540 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Teeth whitening, or bleaching, is an excellent choice for those whose teeth are healthy, but stained or yellowed. Note that whitening may not remove deep staining or pitting. Our office provides two options for teeth whitening:
In-Office Bleaching: This can usually be accomplished in just one visit. We will place a rubber shield or protective gel over your gums to protect the sensitive soft tissue. We will then apply a powerful bleaching agent containing carbamide peroxide to your teeth, and use a light to enhance its action.
At-Home Bleaching: If you prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, we will take impressions of your teeth to create a customized mouth tray. You will then add a carbamide peroxide-containing whitening gel to the tray and wear it as prescribed by your dentist. You may need to wear the tray for different amount of hours per night depending on the current shade of your teeth and the shade you desire.
We also have a brand New system called Glo. It will not require impressions and it will work great with almost no sensitivity for your teeth. It is also cut your time just to 8 minutes 4 times/day for few days. Come in and see it!
Maintaining Your Dazzling Smile
After whitening your teeth, you might wonder what you can do to keep your smile looking bright. Of course, it all begins with excellent oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings. In addition, pay attention to what you eat and drink. After consuming red wine, coffee, tea, soda, or any bright or dark sugary food, rinse your mouth thoroughly with plain water. The sooner you remove all traces of these teeth-staining items from your mouth, the less likely they are to darken your smile.
You can also make your teeth appear whiter by choosing the right lipstick. Blue or pink undertones make it tougher for the eye to perceive yellowing, giving your teeth an instantly whiter appearance. Plumping up your lips with a formulation that contains mint or cinnamon oil can increase this effect.
If you start to notice that your teeth are not quite as bright, but you’re not ready for another professional whitening treatment, pick up an over the counter whitening kit. While these are not nearly as effective as professional whitening, they can help you maintain a smile that is already reasonably white.
Porcelain Veneers for Long-Term Whitening
Ultimately, though, teeth whitening lasts a long time, but not forever. The only way to guarantee that your pearly whites do not need periodic whitening is to invest in porcelain veneers. These thin shells of dental porcelain can be crafted in the exact shade you desire, and are bonded to your teeth. They are extremely durable and can last for decades with proper care. When choosing a shade for your porcelain veneers though, be careful. It is important to take into consideration your features, hair color, eye color, and skin tone to avoid creating a fake-looking “game show host” white smile. Remember, the best-looking smile is the one that genuinely fits you.
Call 203-327-2540 to schedule your appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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