The holiday season is right around the corner, and people around the Treasure Valley are looking forward to spending time with family and friends. With invitations rolling in for Christmas cocktail parties to New Year’s Eve bashes, you’ll want to look your best and brightest for the whole season. So why not start with your smile and visit your dentist at Summit Dental Group for a professional teeth whitening Boise treatment?
Due to a variety of reasons, a professional teeth whitening Boise treatment might be needed to correct discoloration associated with:
- Foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, colas, tomato sauce, chocolate, berries and soy sauce
- Smoking and chewing tobacco products that contain nicotine – a prime factor in tooth discoloration
- Teeth grinding and clenching, which can dull the biting surfaces of your teeth
- Cracks in teeth that hide stain-causing debris
- A traumatic injury that discolors a tooth or causes a crack that collects debris
- Some medications including the antibiotic tetracycline and certain forms of chemotherapy
- The unavoidable aging process
Regardless of why your teeth aren’t as white as they used to be, your Boise dentist at Summit Dental Group offers professional teeth whitening treatments that are right for you, your schedule and your budget. A bright, vibrant smile is a great way to put forth your best impression this holiday season. It’s easy to achieve with just a brief visit to our Boise dental office. We offer a variety of teeth whitening Boise services that are easy and affordable.
Depending on your unique Boise dental needs, you can choose one of our in-office teeth whitening options or you can brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home using one of our professional-grade at-home teeth whitening kits.
Achieving a bright, dazzling smile for the holiday season has never been easier. Ask your Boise dentist which of teeth whitening options is right for you!
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How often do you visit your Boise dentist?
Regular Boise dental exams are an important part of preventative health care. Dr. Robert Studebaker recommends that most children and adults should see their Boise dentist for a regular cleaning and check-up approximately every six months. During a dental exam your Boise dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth and identify any underlying oral health problems as well as evaluate your risk of developing tooth decay.
Why Boise teeth cleaning and exams are important
Regular Boise dental exams help to prevent future problems while protecting your overall oral & general health. It gives your Boise dentist the opportunity of detecting any problems before they become serious while providing you with tips on caring for your teeth in the long run.
During your Boise dental cleaning, plaque and tartar deposits that have built up on the teeth over time are removed. Because your mouth uses saliva to wash away bacteria, it also contains calcium and other substances that build deposits on the teeth. Over time these calcium deposits build up causing the right conditions for bad bacteria to thrive next to the gums. Cleaning polishes the surface of the tooth so that bacteria are then unable to stick to them, and you have a better opportunity of keeping your teeth clean at home with regular brushing, and flossing.
In honor of this summer wedding season among other special events, Summit Dental also offers custom bleach trays for optimal teeth whitening. Boise teeth whitening is the No. 1 requested cosmetic service today. With a Boise teeth cleaning, many external stains can be removed while promoting good oral health while a professional teeth whitening Boise treatment can help you look and feel your best at your next major event!
Bright, white teeth are a classic characteristic of a beautiful smile. Teeth darken over time because of genetics, food and drink (especially red wine, coffee, tea and mustard), tobacco use and other factors.
If the color of your teeth makes you feel self-conscious or reluctant to smile, we can help you. Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud to share, and a teeth whitening Boise treatment at our Treasure Valley office can help you achieve a smile you will love.
What to expect at your Boise teeth cleaning
During a dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will:
- Evaluate your overall health and oral hygiene by discussing any problems you have or medications your taking.
- Take dental X-rays
- Evaluate your risk of tooth decay, root decay, and gum or bone disease.
- Evaluate your need for tooth restoration or tooth replacement.
- Check your bite and jaw for problems.
- Remove any stains or deposits on your teeth.
- Demonstrate proper cleaning techniques for your teeth or dentures.
- Assess how much fluoride you’re getting.
Everyone wants a bright and healthy smile, but it can be difficult to find tips for whitening your teeth both in the clinic and at home. Look at the tips and information below to understand how you can give yourself a bright smile.
Teeth Whitening Products
When you want whiter teeth Summit Dental in Boise offers in-office whitening and custom take-home whitening trays, as well as professional strength Crest White Strips. The custom take-home trays are our most popular teeth whitening product as they are easy to use and generally the most cost effective way to whiten teeth.
If the discoloration of your teeth is severe or unresponsive to whitening procedures, all-porcelain veneers are another popular choice. These will not only whiten teeth, but can also improve the shape and contour of your teeth for a restored smile.
When to Whiten
It generally takes three to four weeks to achieve the desired level of whiteness with the take-home whitening trays. After this initial time, you only need to touch up your teeth by using the whitening trays once or twice a month, sometimes less.
If you are looking to whiten your teeth for a special occasion, you should begin the whitening process about three to four weeks before the event, using the trays three or four times per week. If you plan on using the trays less than that every week, you may need to begin sooner.
Other Tips and Tricks
When beginning the whitening process, you should avoid or keep in moderation the foods and drinks that can stain teeth. This includes wine, coffee, darker teas, chewing tobacco, and smoking. Don’t think you can let go of your morning coffee? Weaker coffee will stain less, especially if it has milk in it. Most importantly, however, is brushing your teeth or at least swishing with water after every meal, and especially after you use the substances mentioned above that can stain your teeth.
Of course, good dental hygiene will keep your teeth looking their best. Regularly brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day, and remember to schedule cleaning appointments with the Boise dentists here at Summit Dental every six months. With good dental hygiene and regular dentist appointments, you can help minimize or even prevent stain and tarter build up on your teeth for your brightest smile.
Have more questions on how to whiten your teeth? Leave a comment or stop by our Boise office!