Having a beautiful smile is something to feel wonderful about! Unfortunately, not everyone is entirely satisfied with the appearance of their teeth. If you hide your smile from the world, your Green Bay family and cosmetic dentists are here to help. Dr. Adam Koch, Dr. Mark Glime, Dr. Dr. Brian Koch, and Gregory Gardner  can all provide clinical teeth whitening treatments in Green Bay that will brighten your smile in just one appointment!

Why Your Teeth May Discolor

It’s actually natural for a person’s teeth to discolor over time. This is because there are several different factors that can negatively affect the whiteness and brightness of a smile. These include:

  • Foods and Beverages – One of the biggest factors in the potential discoloration of your teeth lies in the foods and beverages that you consume.
  • Some foods can stain your teeth and discolor them, some of these more common causes being coffee, wine, tea, fruit juices, and soda.
  • Tobacco – Both chewing and smoking tobacco are leading contributors to tooth discoloration. Tobacco can yellow your teeth and change the shade of them over time, leaving them discolored.
  • Fluorosis – If you’re overexposed to fluoride when your teeth are still developing, your teeth may become discolored.
  • Medications – There are also certain medications that have side effects which cause teeth to become discolored after their prolonged usage.

How Teeth Whitening Works

Many patients are familiar with the at-home teeth whitening kits that can be found at drug stores. However, these kits can be costly and are also simply unable to deliver the kind of results that clinical teeth whitening treatment can.

Our Green Bay teeth whitening treatment makes use of a bleaching compound more concentrated than what’s available in an at-home kit. This compound is strategically applied by our Green Bay cosmetic dentists, ensuring that the patient receives the full benefit of the treatment. A protective gel is then used on gum tissue to prevent irritation. The compound is left in place for about an hour and after that, the whitening results are often immediately visible.

Clinical strength at-home teeth whitening kits are available through our clinic as well. These custom dental trays will be made from molds taken of your top and bottom teeth and they’ll hold a prepared whitening gel in place against your teeth. Each at-home session will last about one hour. Please be aware that a treatment regimen will need to be followed in order to experience their full benefits.

Teeth Whitening Aftercare

While our teeth whitening treatment will help you attain a whiter smile, it’s important that you follow these simple guidelines to maintain that smile:

  • Brush your teeth twice-a-day and floss daily as well to prevent bacteria and plaque buildup.
  • Avoid foods and beverages that can potentially stain teeth. Examples of these include red wine, black tea, and coffee.
  • Visit your Green Bay cosmetic dentists for regular teeth cleanings and dental exams once every six months.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Green Bay Cosmetic Dentists!

If you’re looking for teeth whitening in Green Bay, feel free to schedule your appointment with our Green Bay cosmetic dentists or give us a call at (920) 437-3376. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to helping you attain a whiter and brighter smile!