Lapalco Family Dental : Teeth Whitening in Marrero, LA
Tooth discoloration is a natural consequence of growing old, but it can also be caused by certain medications, disease, genetics, poor oral hygiene, trauma, smoking and chewing tobacco, and the consumption of stain-promoting foods and drinks.
If you are unhappy about the color of your teeth, Marrero, LA cosmetic dentist Dr. Landry can brighten your smile with professional whitening at Lapalco Family Dental. Professional teeth whitening procedure is one of the simplest and fastest ways to make you look even younger.
We do do cosmetic whitening here in the office. It’s called Boost, it’s an in the chair lightening agent. But we always send you home with a home treatment also because we get a better long term whitening when you use the take home trays at night.
Boost is wonderful if you tell me on Thursday that your teeth have to be bright for a wedding on Friday night. Other than that, we get the best result with wearing bleaching trays at night. It’s safe. Originally they started testing with the bleaching material for gum disease, and they found in the process of decreasing their gum disease, it also lightened the teeth, and that’s what it has become over time.
I recommend in office – I recommend professional bleach because it’s stronger than what you can get over the counter. And you have to be aware – if you have fillings in the front or one crown in the front, they don’t bleach no matter what happens. We don’t want to go and bleach everything and then you have one crown that’s yellow in the front and stands out.
Many people choose do-it-yourself whitening because it is affordable and convenient. However, DIY whitening products contain much weaker concentrations of peroxide gel, which means that it can take a long time before you see the results you want. Professional teeth whitening not only guarantees whiter teeth quickly, it is also safer. Dr. Landry oversees the procedure from start to finish, so there is no danger of using too much peroxide or harming your gums and cheeks.
Dr. Landry will examine your mouth before the teeth whitening procedure. Your teeth and gums must be healthy; tooth decay and gum disease must be treated first before your teeth can be whitened. Also, if you have old restorations like fillings and veneers, they may need to be replaced after the procedure to match your new smile.
We will take impressions of your teeth to create the custom whitening trays that will be filled with professional-strength peroxide gel. Your custom take-home whitening kit is ready in a few days. We will provide instructions on how long to wear your whitening trays, which are generally worn a few hours each day. In just three to four days, most patients see a significant difference in the color and appearance of their smile!
Learn more about teeth whitening in Marrero, LA and how it can improve your appearance and confidence by calling our office at 504-264-6461 or scheduling an appointment using our online form. We look forward to getting you the smile you’ve always wanted!