Pearly white teeth can greatly enhance the overall appearance of your smile and boost your self-confidence. To help our patients achieve sparkling smiles, we offer take-home teeth whitening treatment at Desert Dental Alternatives near Palm Springs, CA. If you are experiencing the early stages of gum disease, Dr. Bruno Lemay may also recommend treatment with Perio Protect®, which is designed to improve periodontal health while also helping to brighten the appearance of teeth. To discover the whitening option that is right for you, schedule a personal consultation with one of our dentists today.
Whitening at Home
If you are seeking to brighten your smile at your own convenience, we can provide a set of custom take-home trays along with a professional-strength whitening gel. The gel contains bleaching agents that will penetrate enamel and break up stains much more effectively than over-the-counter whitening products. Your doctor will instruct you as to how long you should wear your trays.
In addition to professional teeth whitening, we sometimes recommend Perio Protect® to help patients address minor cases of gum disease while also providing them with an aesthetic enhancement. The product works by eliminating bacteria that has built up in the spaces between teeth and gum tissue. All you have to do is fill a custom-made plastic tray with the Perio Protect® solution and wear it for a prescribed period of time.
Maintaining Your Newly Whitened Smile
It is important to understand that the results of a professional teeth whitening treatment are not permanent. However, there are some strategies you can take to maintain your newly whitening smile, including:
- Practice good oral health routines: Maintaining healthy teeth and gums by brushing after every meal and flossing at least once per day is one of the best defenses against tooth discoloration.
- Avoid stain-causing foods and drinks: Eliminating or minimizing your consumption of foods and drinks like wine, berries, and soda can help keep your teeth looking bright.
- Stop smoking: Tobacco use can greatly diminish the beauty of your smile and also lead to a range of oral health concerns.
We can review additional strategies with you during your initial consultation.
Schedule a Whitening Appointment Today
With teeth whitening and Perio Protect®, our team can enhance both the beauty and health of your smile. To schedule your cosmetic appointment, contact our practice today.