Polk City Cosmetic Dentist Answers Your Questions about Teeth Whitening Treatment

white teeth 1Is your smile the right shade of pearly white? If it isn’t, you may not be comfortable showing it off, which may be weighing on your self-esteem. There is, however, a solution, and it is called teeth whitening. To learn more about teeth whitening treatment, read below as your Polk City dentist, Dr. Ryan Hussong, responds to your frequently asked questions about this popular cosmetic treatment.

How long does teeth whitening take?

The duration of the treatment depends on the teeth whitening method you choose to receive from your Polk City cosmetic dentist. Dr. Hussong offers both in-office and at-home whitening treatments, giving his patients the choice when it comes to the environment in which they choose to enhance their smiles. At-home whitening typically takes between 2-4 weeks while in-office whitening can take as little as one hour.

How does professional teeth whitening compare to store-bought whitening products?

Professional teeth whitening treatment uses more powerful whitening agents that store-bought whiteners cannot match. Thus, the results produced by professional teeth whitening treatment tend to outshine those produced with store-bough items.

Will teeth whitening remove all stains from teeth?

While teeth whitening is effective in removing stains from teeth and restoring them to a lovely shade of white, it is not the best option in every case. Certain stains, called intrinsic stains, exist inside of teeth, where the whitening agents are unable to reach them. In these cases, teeth whitening proves ineffective. There is, however, a solution to intrinsic stains. Porcelain veneers (thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain) can be attached to the front surface of teeth, masking the stains and creating a new and blemish-free smile.

Schedule a Visit with Your Polk City Cosmetic Dentist

Are you tired of dull, yellow teeth? Are you interested in enhancing your smile with teeth whitening? Contact your Polk City cosmetic dentist, Dr. Hussong, today by calling Cornerstone Dental at (515) 984-6001 to schedule an appointment or a consultation. Located in the 50226 area, we proudly welcome families from Des Moines, Polk City, Ames, Ankeny, Alleman, Bondurant, Grimes, Johnston, and the surrounding communities.