The greatest time of year is almost here, and what better time is there to show off that movie-star smile and spread some cheer? Unfortunately, millions of Americans may not have as bright a smile as they would like.
Luckily, Alon Dental Care can whiten and brighten your unique smile with xxx
Dr. Kevin Sandefer, a San Antonio cosmetic dentist, can work with his team at Alon Dental Care to guarantee you those pearly whites just in time for Christmas by offering you a plethora of cosmetic dental treatments to choose from, which include teeth whitening options.
The Basics of Teeth Whitening You Should Know
To understand teeth whitening, it is important to understand what causes your tooth stains. The two basic types of stains that have an effect on your smile–and more importantly, your teeth–are extrinsic stains and intrinsic stains.
Extrinsic stains appear on the tooth’s surface and are caused by tobacco products, tartar (which emerges when plaque builds up on your teeth), and foods and drinks like coffee, red wine, berries, and tea.
Intrinsic stains appear underneath the surface and are tricky to get rid of. These stains develop into part of the tooth and their causes have more to do with aging, too much fluoride usage, particular medications taken throughout tooth development, and trauma to developing or permanent teeth.
Your Teeth Whitening Options at Alon Dental Care
While you can get your teeth whitened in one single session at our office, you can also stop by to pick up custom trays and teeth-whitening solutions that offer instructions on how to do it yourself in the comfort of your home. This can be an option for patients seeking a more affordable approach as well.
We offer different approaches that get you the same results so you’ll be smiling just in time, regardless if it is for that perfect family photo or those White Elephant parties. Here are the methods that’ll guarantee you a smile as white as Christmas:
1. Custom Tray Bleaching -Our skilled San Antonio cosmetic dentist will take impressions of your teeth and use them to design custom trays for you to take home. Use it responsibly and as advised for 2 weeks, and you’ll see substantial results. This treatment is perfect if you want to do it at home within a short time span.
2. Opalescence Treswhite Supreme – Lots of patients go for the option of using bleaching strips. For the most part, they can be worthwhile, but they can be challenging to use and keep intact.
However, buying whitening strips at your local pharmacy isn’t your only option. Opalescence Treswhite Supreme is an easier solution as they are trays made to fit all sizes and equipped with a top-notch whitening gel.
You can contact our San Antonio dentist office to find out more about this cheaper and simpler method to brighten those chompers.
3. Sapphire In-Office Whitening – For a quick solution in a single session, a chair-side bleaching option may be your best bet as custom tray bleaching requires more time and effort. Alon Dental Care has a strong new light treatment called Sapphire, which speeds up and enhances the process of bleaching. It is safe and stable for your sensitive oral tissues, with only a slight temperature rise as the Sapphire lets out heat throughout the procedure.
A unique type of plastic covering is designed to cover gum tissues in the operation, which prevents irritation from when the bleaching gels are placed. In only about 90 minutes, the Sapphire bleaching technique will give you the kind of smile that is as white as snow.
4. Veneers – For permanent results that’ll last you past Christmas, you may want to consider veneers of ceramic or compounded material that we can apply for you. This application is known as permanent bleaching since porcelain doesn’t stain at such a rapid pace as teeth do and are easy to clean and sustain in a routine dental appointment. With veneers, you would no longer have to go through the trouble of repeated, pricey bleaching treatments.
From the Alon Dental Care Family to Yours, Happy Holidays!
Remember the other easy ways to protect your beautiful smile this season by simply brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis, avoiding tooth-staining drinks such as wine, coffee, and tea, and ditching those tobacco products (but we won’t hold it against you if you drink a little bit of eggnog, so long as you brush afterward).
And once you have achieved this, don’t forget to come to the office for a routine dental checkup and cleaning.
To find out more about Dr. Kevin Sandefer’s techniques for bright and shiny teeth, contact us at (210) 979-0707 today to schedule an appointment.