Springfield, MO Dentist
A Joshua Montgomery, DDS, PC
1722 S Glenstone Ave # V
Springfield, MO 65804
Tel: (417) 883-2111
Fax: 417-883-2181
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Advantages Of Professional Teeth Whitening
November 22, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Sometimes it takes a little more than brushing and flossing to get the smile you really want. If your teeth are stained or discolored, professional teeth whitening in Springfield, MO could be an option for you. Dr. Joshua Montgomery provides this, and many other services to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams. Keep reading to learn more. 

What Causes Teeth Staining?

Teeth can become stained for a few different reasons. One of the most common reasons for teeth staining is smoking. Smoking is bad for your health in many ways, but few people realize that it can also have a dramatic negative impact on the health and appearance of your teeth. 

Another common cause of teeth staining is dark liquids. Dark liquids such as coffee or dark-colored sodas can cause discoloration of your teeth. Medications and age can also contribute to teeth staining over time. 

Who Can Get Whitening?

Professional teeth whitening in Springfield, MO is safe for most patients over 18. If whitening is needed for younger patients, you will need to discuss with the dentist whether or not this is a good option. 

If you have any mouth sensitivities or allergies, you will want to discuss this with the dentist at your consultation. 

How Is Whitening Done?

In most cases, you can have your teeth whitened in the office during a quick procedure. The special whitening formula will be applied to your teeth using an application tray. You will wait while the formula whitens your teeth. Your dentist or dental assistant will check in to make sure the procedure is going well and that you are not reacting to the formula in any negative way. When the procedure is completed, your mouth will be rinsed out thoroughly. 

Depending on the severity of staining, follow-up visits may be required in order to achieve the whiteness you want. 

If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening in Springfield, MO, please contact Dr. Montgomery at 417-883-2111.