1465 W Main St
Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 837-5527

FAQs about Teeth Bleaching

By Robert J Carpenter DDS
August 14, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Bleaching  

When your smile is dull and stained, it can lead to a loss of self-esteem and make you feel self-conscious in public. Fortunately, professional teeth bleaching offers a simple solution to this often impactful aesthetic issue. Here at our Sun Prairie, WI, office, your dentist, Dr. Robert Carpenter, offers both in-office whitening and take-home bleaching kits—read on to learn how they can improve your smile!

What are the benefits of professional teeth bleaching?

While drugstores are full of teeth whitening products, these over-the-counter whiteners aren't always effective, and they may even damage your tooth enamel in some cases. Conversely, the professional whitening agents from your Sun Prairie dentist contain a stronger formulation of hydrogen peroxide than over-the-counter products, resulting in quicker and more effective results.

Whether your dentist bleaches your teeth in his office or you whiten at home, you can expect to see a three-to eight-shade improvement in the color of your teeth.

What whitening options are available?

At our Sun Prarie office, we offer:

  • In-Office Bleaching: For this option, a protective gel will be applied to your teeth, and retractors will be placed in your mouth before treatment begins. Once these safety steps are taken, your dentist will apply the whitening gel, and in just about an hour, your smile will be noticeably brighter and whiter.
  • Take-Home Kits: Your dentist can also provide you with take-home whitening trays that are custom-molded to fit your teeth. Although at-home whitening takes a few weeks to complete, it also offers impressive results.

How long do results last?

Your teeth will remain whiter for one-to-three years or longer. You will be able to extend your results by avoiding foods and beverages that contain dark, stain-causing pigments. These pigments are found in coffee, tea, cola, wine, berries, soy sauce, popsicles, sports drinks, and other foods/drinks.

Interested? Give us a call!

Restore your bright white smile with teeth bleaching! Call your Sun Prairie, WI, dentist, Dr. Robert Carpenter, at (608) 837-5527 to schedule your appointment.