Smile Story with Lacey Hauk, DMD

People often ask me, “How can I have beautiful white teeth?” A dazzling smile will get you noticed and you’ll feel more confident as you face your day!

 

smile 1  First, it is important to limit foods and beverages that can cause staining, like coffee, tea, or wine.  Switch to using a straw for drinking soda and stay away from food or drinks that would stain a white napkin. 

If you have been thinking of professional whitening there are easy, comfortable options. 

1. Zoom2 Whitening: This is what you see in a lot of the reality tv shows because of the fantastic, immediate result in just over an hour. Zoom2 Whitening is simple and painless.  After treatment we will  give you complimentary take home trays and whitening gel so you can easily do touch ups months down the road.

 2. Take home whitening is another great option: Custom trays will be made  to individually fit each of your teeth. Take home whitening will take you about 3-5 minutes per day for two weeks or until you get to the shade you want. You will be given extra tubes of bleach to touch up when wanted.

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  3. Crest White Strips are commonly used, but I am not a fan of these for a few reasons. The first is that the strips do not custom fit your teeth and they come in a generic strip like a piece of tape. When the bleach gets on the gums, it can cause a chemical burn. The teeth may become white, but the gums will be fire engine red…not pretty. The second problem I have is sensitivity. I have seen emergency patients due to extreme cold sensitivity and gum pain. Both can be avoided. 

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 Bleaching should be a good experience with a beautiful result. Call us and let us know how we can help you smile brighter!

 

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