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Keeping our patients informed about the benefits of excellent oral health is the cornerstone of our Metairie practice. We think you’re more likely to take steps to protect your oral health when you know the impact that healthy teeth can have on your life.
We don’t expect you to be an expert about dentistry, and we’re here to answer any and all of your questions. The more information you have, the better prepared you are to make important decisions when the time comes.
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If your teeth are stained or yellowing, you could be considering teeth whitening in Metairie, LA. We recommend professional teeth whitening over store-bought for a safer and more predictable result. Remember, whitening with a dentist’s approval means the ingredients and concentration have been deemed safe for you.
However, not everyone is eligible for professional teeth whitening. While most healthy adults are good candidates, your dentist will assess the health of your teeth and gums before giving the go-ahead for teeth whitening treatment. We want to make sure your oral health is in good shape before beginning whitening. Your dentist considers any restorations or oral health conditions as well.
After professional teeth whitening, your dentist or a team member can provide tips to help you maintain your new white smile. Suggestions may include dietary changes, smoking cessation, or a more comprehensive brushing and flossing routine.
Of course, teeth can discolor for reasons beyond our control—aging or certain medications. Your dentist can talk to you about this, too.
Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Consultation Today
If you’re ready to learn whether professional teeth whitening is right for you, reach out to your Metairie, LA dentist.
We proudly serve patients in Metairie, Kenner, New Orleans, St. Rose, and beyond.
Yes! We currently offer custom take-home bleaching trays. Take-home teeth whitening allows you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home and whenever you want. We have found this type of bleaching works the best, and patients do not experience post-bleaching sensitivity.
Teeth Whitening Process
First, we will take custom impressions of your top and bottom teeth, next trays specifically for your teeth will be made. We will give you the bleaching gel that is will lighten your teeth. This gel is then dispensed into the trays evenly, making sure that you don't use too much. We recommend patients wear the trays 1 hour per day. It typically takes about two weeks for optimal results, and touch-ups can be done as frequently as you wish.
If you have recently whitened your teeth or you are thinking of whitening your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile, you might be wondering about the investment in professional teeth whitening and how long your results will last.
At Oak Family Dental, we offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening to meet your needs. Both methods of teeth whitening provide great results. How long those results will last depends upon you and your lifestyle habits.
Drinking coffee, using tobacco, and drinking red wine can all stain your teeth more quickly than for people who do not have these habits. Foods, especially colorful ones like curry, berries, and beets, can also stain your teeth over time.
After Professional Teeth Whitening
Once you professionally whiten your teeth, you can touch-up your smile, as needed using your custom whitening trays. If you run out of whitening gel, we have additional gel available in our office. Most patients opt to touch up their teeth every six months to a year, but if you choose to do so more often, right after your dental hygiene appointment is a great time to get the best results.
To learn more about teeth whitening, contact our Metairie, LA dental office. Our friendly team will be happy to help!