If you're searching for a safe and effective way to brighten your smile in a short amount of time, Dr. Kathleen Geipe recommends teeth whitening to eligible Salisbury, MD, patients.
Tooth stains are divided into two categories: intrinsic (inner) and extrinsic (outer). Intrinsic discoloration lies under enamel in the dentin, while the outer ones lie on the surface, making them a bit easier to treat. Both often result from poor oral hygiene, excessive plaque and tartar build-up, tobacco products, or excessive consumption of highly acidic foods and beverages. Hereditary disorders, medications, decay, and periodontal disease may also be the cause.
The After Care For Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is performed at home or in our Salisbury, MD, office using a concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel. This gel sits on the teeth for approximately 60 minutes and has the potential to whiten enamel up to eight shades. Once Dr. Geipe applies the gel, routine upkeep is necessary to achieve desired and long-lasting results.
To prolong whitening effects, you might want to avoid some of the foods and beverages that stain teeth and add a whitening toothpaste to your oral care regimen. You'll also benefit from brushing at least twice a day or once after every meal. Flossing at least once a day, and visiting our dentist for professional cleanings and checkups twice a year are also important.
Remember that sensitivity is a common side effect of teeth whitening. Therefore maintaining good oral hygiene practices are essential.
Don't be insecure about your smile any longer. Consider a consultation with our dentist to determine which cosmetic procedure best suits your needs. For more information about teeth whitening and other services provided by Dr. Geipe, visit our website. If you live in the Salisbury, MD, area and would like to schedule an appointment, please call (410) 543-0599.