Your Whitening Checklist: 4 Things You Want Answered First

Before you decide that you’re completely ready for and excited to move forward with teeth whitening with our Ankeny, IA practice, you probably have a checklist in your head. As with anything, you want to feel absolutely certain and resolved in your choice, so you don’t have worries that will get in the way of comfortably coming in for care. As you may have guessed, we always encourage our patients to ask their questions first, so they can check off those lists and come in feeling free of stress and ready for exciting smile improvements! So, let’s get started.

#1: Will It Harm My Teeth Or Gums?

If you come in for teeth whitening with our practice, then the answer is no. It will not harm your teeth or your gums or any other tissues! We administer whitening with hand-selected, profession formulas that are safe for your smile and we do so in a way that keeps your soft tissues safe. However, remember that this is not true if you were to choose an over-the-counter whitening treatment, which may prove damaging, even if you are careful.

#2: Will My Teeth Hurt Afterward?

Nope! Your teeth aren’t going to hurt if you select teeth whitening with our team. With that said, it’s possible that you may experience smile mild sensitivity immediately after your treatment, which will ease and then completely go away.

#3: Can The Results Actually Last?

Yes! While you can eventually develop some discoloration far, far into the future, it is very easy to keep your smile looking bright and white. All you have to do is follow through with the usual preventive dental care we suggest for you after you receive your teeth whitening. Brush your smile, floss, and don’t forget about coming in for your professional cleanings with us, too!

#4: Should I Explore Other Cosmetic Options?

If we have determined that you make a good candidate for teeth whitening, then the only reason you need to consider other cosmetic treatments for yourself is if you have other wants than simply a brighter smile. For instance, if you would also like to change the shape of your teeth at the same time and fill in some gaps, it’s smart to think about whether porcelain veneers may offer a better solution. Otherwise, whitening is spot on!

Feel Confident About Professional Whitening

Remember that we offer the cosmetic treatments you want, when you feel ready to make esthetic improvements to your smile. Let us know if you have whitening questions, so we may answer each and every one! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.