Teeth Whitening in St. Louis
Ballas Dental provides teeth whitening in St. Louis, MO. Call 314-432-5544 to learn more and schedule an appointment.
Because the majority of people experience yellowing and stains at some point in their lives, it's no surprise that teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. Whether they're the result of a daily latte on the way to work or simply getting older, stains on your teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Teeth whitening dramatically improves your appearance, giving you a brighter smile that makes you look younger and more vibrant.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
For the most dramatic effects in the shortest amount of time, choose in-office bleaching. After just one visit to our office, you'll see a noticeable difference in your smile, with teeth up to 8 shades whiter. The process starts by using a rubber shield or protective gel to protect your gums and soft tissues from irritation, then a carbide peroxide bleaching agent is applied directly to your teeth. We use a specialized laser light to activate the bleaching agent and enhance its results.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
A take-home bleaching kit is the ideal solution if you only have minor discoloration or stains on your teeth and prefer to whiten them at home, on your own time. You’ll come to our office so we can design a set of personalized whitening trays to be used with a carbide peroxide bleaching gel. We'll show you how to use your at-home whitening kit and provide you with instructions on how long to use it in order to achieve your desired results. Take-home whitening kits can also be used to maintain your results from in-office whitening.
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening
What is the best whitener for your teeth?
Your dental needs, preferences, and lifestyle will determine which teeth whitener is best for you. In-office whitening is recommended for patients with severe stains or anyone who wants immediate results. Take-home teeth whitening kits are a great alternative for lighter stains or to touch-up teeth between in-office whitening treatments.
Is teeth whitening harmful?
Professional teeth whitening from a dentist is safe and effective, so you don't have to worry about harming your gums or teeth. Even when you use a take-home whitening kit, your dentist will closely monitor your treatment and instruct you on how to use it properly to avoid sensitivity and irritation.
How can I get white teeth in one day?
In-office teeth whitening treatments from a dentist are the only way to get a dramatically whiter smile in a single day.
Can yellow teeth be whitened?
Yellow teeth can usually be whitened with a bleaching treatment, but not always. Although professional teeth whitening procedures are typically all that is needed to achieve a brighter smile, stains can also be caused by enamel erosion or originate from the inside of a tooth. In these cases, cosmetic bonding or veneers might be needed to whiten your teeth.
Can I get my teeth whitened if I have sensitive teeth?
If you have sensitive teeth and wish to whiten them, you should see a dentist instead of buying a store-bought whitening treatment. We can make alterations to the whitening process to protect your teeth from painful sensitivity.
Call 314-432-5544 to schedule an appointment.