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By Anderson Dental
October 22, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Need to whiten your teeth?

You don't have to cover up your smile because of yellow or stained teeth. With the help of your Fargo, ND, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding, your smile can become several shades whiter.

More About Teeth Whitening from your Cosmetic Dentist

Stained teeth affect a person's self-esteem, but is a problem your dentist can fix. There are several reasons your teeth become stained. Part of the reason our teeth become discolored is because of age.

Some other reasons include:

  • Smoking
  • Eating certain foods
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Drinking coffee and/or tea

Teeth Whitening in Fargo

Teeth whitening is a deep cleaning process. The purpose of it is to transform your teeth in a single office visit.

There are two types of teeth whitening procedures:

  • In-office Procedure: This procedure is quick and convenient. Your doctor uses a retractor to separate teeth from soft tissue. A gel is applied on the teeth for a few minutes and, if necessary, a dental light is used to speed up the process. Your dentist repeats this process several times during the hour-long procedure to get the best results.
  • Take-Home Kit: If you don't have time to go to your dentist, you may need to use a home kit. Your doctor will give you a take-home-kit custom made for you. It consists of personalized trays that you fill with gel and place on upper and lower teeth. If your dental stains are severe, you may need to repeat the process. The advantage of a home kit is you brighten your teeth on your own time.

If you have you have any questions or concerns about getting a whiter smile, call your Fargo, ND, cosmetic dentists Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding today at 701-232-1368.