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If you’re a lifelong coffee drinker or tea connoisseur, you’ve probably noticed a progressive discoloration of your pearly whites. But there's a solution to stained and yellowing teeth. Skutak Dental offers two professional whitening options that work fast and effectively.
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In-office whitening treatments offer a faster process to brighten a smile. Once the doctor removes the whitening solution, years of stains will come off along with it, leaving you with a beautiful smile that is several shades whiter than before. The process takes about an hour, so it’s a perfect solution for patients in a time crunch when a special occasion sneaks up on you!
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Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Take home whitening treatments involve a little more time and effort, but offer more control to the patient. The first step in the process is scheduling an appointment with Dr. Skutak. She will fit you for custom whitening trays to ensure that the whitening solution stays on your teeth, providing you with the most effective results. She will also give you detailed instructions on how to use the system properly, suggesting times in which to wear the trays and how long to continue treatment. In most cases, patients begin to notice a difference after the first few applications.
What’s the Difference
Professional vs. Over-The-Counter Whitening
There are a few key differences between professional and over-the-counter whitening treatments. First, professional whitening is custom-tailored to your specific needs to ensure you get the results you want. It’s not “one-size-fits-all.” As an experienced cosmetic dentist in Wausau and Schofield, Dr. Skutak will design a customized take-home or in-office whitening program that will ensure you get the best possible results.
Professional whitening is also much more effective than over-the-counter treatments like Crest Whitestrips. Because your treatment is delivered in a clinical setting and with customized trays, you’ll get better overall coverage and a brighter smile. You’ll also see results more quickly.
Another big difference is safety. There are some over-the-counter products that can be dangerous to use. Charcoal toothpaste can destroy your enamel and some whitening products have high levels of peroxide that can “burn” your gums. Relying on a professional like Dr. Skutak will ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy throughout the treatment process.
Keeping Your Smile Bright
After Teeth Whitening
If you’ve had your teeth whitened and you want to make sure that your new smile lasts as long as possible, here are a few tips for keeping your smile bright:
- Brush your teeth at least twice per day for at least 2 minutes, and floss once per day
- Consider switching to a whitening toothpaste and mouthwash to help fight back against stains
- Reduce your consumption of foods and drinks that can cause stains (soda, wine, tea, coffee, tomato sauce, and dark berries). Rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash after consuming one of these foods or beverages
- Consider using a straw when drinking coffee. Using a straw allows the beverage to mostly bypass your teeth, reducing the likelihood of developing stains
- Stop smoking or using any kind of oral tobacco. Tobacco use can quickly stain your smile
- Come to Skutak Dental every six months for a cleaning and polishing to remove plaque and tartar deposits
Time Between Whitenings
How Often Should I Whiten My Teeth?
Partially, this depends on how well you care for your newly-whitened teeth. If you take steps to reduce the buildup of stains, you may not need to come back in for another whitening treatment for up to 2 years.
As a general rule, we typically recommend that patients have their smile touched-up every year. Regular touch-ups will keep your smile looking great and ensure that you never have to worry about severe tooth stains.
However, the proper interval for teeth whitening varies depending on the patient. Whenever you come in for a six-month appointment with Dr. Skutak, she’ll examine your smile and help you decide if a touch-up whitening appointment is right for you. Come into Skutak Dental regularly, and we’ll ensure that your smile always looks its best.
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Find your best and brightest smile at Skutak Dental with one of our cosmetic dentistry treatments. Contact us at (715) 355-4433 to book an in-office whitening treatment, or to start the process for your take-home professional whitening. You can always feel free to stop by the office at 700 Eagle Nest Boulevard, Suite E, Rothschild, WI 54474. We’d be happy to brighten your day with a brighter smile.