With Instagram on every smartphone, it seems that everyone is a photographer these days. Whether you’re the type to take a selfie or a hapless photobomber, you’ll look better in pics with a healthy smile. Dr. Ryan Hussong of Cornerstone Dental offers professional teeth whitening in Polk City, IA. No two patients’ teeth are exactly alike, so we offer three different teeth whitening treatments. How do you know which option is best for you?
Home Treatment for Gradual Whitening
Our home whitening kit offers several advantages over over-the-counter kits. Like those kits, ours whitens your teeth gradually, usually over a period of 2-4 weeks. However, ours includes a prescription-strength bleaching gel. Other kits include a one-size-fits-all bleaching tray, which are often uncomfortable and provide uneven results. When you request a kit from our office, Dr. Hussong will create a custom whitening tray that perfectly fits your teeth. After your treatment, you can reuse your custom trays and pick up a refill of your whitening gel from our office.
Ultra-Fast Treatment in Our Polk City Office
If you prefer dramatic results in less time, consider chairside whitening. The treatment takes only an hour and whitens your teeth up to ten shades. This option is popular among people who have upcoming special events, especially weddings and formal dances. We also have patients who drop by our office on their lunch hour, returning to work with time to spare.
Two-Phase Whitening for Stubborn Stains
Our Kör whitening system combines the best of at-home and in-office whitening treatments. Dr. Hussong usually recommends this option for patients whose stained teeth do not respond to other treatments. The system, which even works on teeth that have been discolored by tetracycline, an antibiotic, whitens teeth as many as 16 shades, although it does take longer to achieve these results. Nonetheless, it’s an excellent choice for people who have stains caused by long-term tobacco use.
A beautiful smile takes more than white teeth. The size, shape, straightness, and shade of your teeth all create an attractive appearance. Dr. Hussong also offers porcelain veneers, ClearCorrect™ invisible braces, and the Six Month Smiles accelerated teeth straightening system, which uses tooth-colored brackets and wires to straighten teeth in a matter of months. The health of your teeth and gums play an important role in creating a gorgeous smile, so Dr. Hussong recommends schedule twice-yearly dental exams and professional cleaning.
Say Cheese! To learn more about professional teeth whitening in Polk City, IA, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ryan Hussong, contact Cornerstone Dental at (515) 984-6001. We offer restorative, cosmetic, and family dentistry to patients living in Ankeny, Alleman, Ames, Grimes, Des Moines, and the surrounding areas. For the latest oral health insights and news from our practice, follow us on Facebook.