Whiter Teeth Mean a More Confident You

By Ronald Morse DDS, PC
March 03, 2016
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
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A bright smile can do wonders for one’s self esteem. Or to put it another way, whiter teeth mean a more confident you. The good news is teeth ehiteningthat achieving that bright smile is easier than ever. In fact, teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic dental procedure done in America today.

People living in the Lakewood, CO area who are exploring teeth whitening options might consider contacting Dr. Ronald L. Morse, DDS, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. A qualified dental professional such as Dr. Ronald Morse can help you determine the best option for you.

Teeth whitening refers to procedures intended to bleach or remove stains from teeth, but there are many different teeth whitening options. Generally, the two main ingredients used in teeth whitening products are hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. A number of products also exist, including whitening toothpaste, strips, gels and rinses. A variety of treatment options are available as well, from over the counter home options to professional procedures done at your Lakewood dentist's office.

Over the counter treatment options tend to show less successful results than those prescribed by the dentist. In-office treatments usually result in the most immediate and dramatic results.

Patients whose teeth have yellow discolorations tend to enjoy more successful results. Teeth stained brown may have less success, and teeth gray in color may not show any detectable change at all. People who have caps and fillings should consult a dentist, as that type of dental work will whiten.

While the process itself is simple, not everyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening. For example, teeth whitening is not recommended for people with advanced gum disease or whose teeth are discolored due to traumatic injury or because they have to use certain medications.

As with any dental procedure, teeth whitening should be discussed with a qualified, experienced dentist. If you are in the Lakewood, CO area and are interested in teeth whitening or seeking a qualified dentist, contact Dr. Ronald L. Morse, DDS, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. For more information call (303)279-6929 or visit the website at www.ronaldmorsedds.com.