Meet Your Harvey Teeth Whitening Team
Dentistry has come a long way since you were a kid, and it is now possible to fix many of the problems that you have with your teeth. Harvey teeth whitening is just one of the new procedures performed at Southern Dental Care that will give you the new smile that you desire.
You must be aware that there are over-the-counter teeth whitening products in the stores, and you may be wondering why it is necessary to go to a dentist to have your teeth whitened when you can do it at home. The fact is that dentists have the necessary equipment that can ensure that your teeth whitening procedure is successful, and we also have access to the more effective bleaches. You can be assured that your procedure will be performed safely and get you the best results.
Who Can Enjoy This Service?
People of all ages may try teeth whitening. Even children may have this procedure as their permanent teeth are in place by the age of 10. Teeth whitening is not usually necessary for baby teeth because baby teeth tend to be very white. However, baby teeth may be whitened if the child experienced some sort of trauma that led to the discoloration. Older people may also have their teeth whitened, but if your roots are exposed, your dentist will have to choose an alternate whitening procedure.
Another thing to consider is whether or not your teeth are translucent or clear. When whitening agents are applied to these teeth, they do not appear to become whiter. Therefore, whitening of translucent teeth will not necessarily have an effect.
On the Day of Your Procedure…
First, when you see your dentist, you will undergo a full examination. Your dentist will be able to determine the cause of your tooth discoloration and determine which procedure would best correct your issues. You may learn that bleaching is not ideal for your situation at this time, but your dentist will be able to offer you another option.
Keep in mind that bleaching is not a permanent solution, so you must be aware that your teeth can become stained again. The typical results tend to last between six months and two years. However, some people have not needed a touch-up for ten years.
How to Care for Your Teeth after Bleaching
Undoubtedly, you would like your results to last as long as possible, and there are some things you can do to ensure that you have a white smile for years. Continue with regular oral care, and schedule regular visits to your dentist. Also, limit your consumption of tea, coffee, and red wine.
When Bleaching Isn’t Right for You
If bleaching is not right for you, you will be introduced to the possibility of veneers. Veneers will be applied directly to your teeth to improve their appearance. The dentist may also create your veneers and then apply them to your teeth later.
Veneers are good for teeth that cannot be whitened in other ways, but they are also good for changing the appearance of your teeth. For example, if you have smaller teeth with large spaces between them, your dentist will create veneers that will make your teeth larger. If you only have one tooth or a couple of teeth that need to be whitened, veneers would be an option for this situation as well.
Southern Dental Care
Take a look at our Teeth Whitening service page to get more information. Southern Dental Care is offering Harvey teeth whitening at our office in Marrero, Louisiana. We welcome patients who live in Marrero and the nearby city of Harvey and look forward to your call for an appointment. We accept several forms of insurance and are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.