Are your teeth yellowing or getting a grayish tint? Do you have ugly brown spots or discolorations? Are you or were you a smoker? If you answered yes to any of these questions chances are that you are no longer completely satisfied with the color and brightness of your smile and you may benefit from Madison County dental bleaching. Dr. Fred Ballou, DMD has helped many of his patients in and around Richmond brighten and whiten their smiles through teeth bleaching. Whiten toothpastes and over-the-counter bleaching systems have become very popular over the past few years but even the most expensive drugstore bleaching kits cannot perform with the same effectiveness and results as a professionally done bleaching protocol.
Madison County dental bleaching from our practice can be done either in our office or by the patient in the convenience of his home. The results of either approach are similar but the in-office method results maybe more striking since they appear faster but require visits to the office, while the at-home method can be done at any time the patient chooses. Our dentist will make a custom set of trays from impressions he has taken of your teeth. These plastic trays hold the professional strength bleaching solution snugly against the surfaces of all the teeth. The custom trays and special bleaching solution are what separate our teeth bleaching from the one-size fits all drugstore kits. If the bleaching is done at-home the patient will use the trays for two or three hours a day a week or two depending on the degree is discoloration of their teeth.
Done in our office Madison County dental bleaching produces faster results, usually in just one treatment. The bleaching solution is more concentrated than the one in the home treatment and is contained in a gel to help buffer it against injuring the gums. It is possible to get up to 8 or 10 shades whiter from this treatment. Since the in-office treatment concentrates on the front eight teeth it can be used as a jump-start for the at-home treatment. The results of professional teeth bleaching can last for a year or more. There is no need to have discolored teeth, call our office today for an appointment to whiten your smile.