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What's the most impressive cosmetic dental treatment? Well, studies cited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry show that it's professional teeth whitening! Safe, quick, and effective, teeth whitening from Dr. A. Joshua Montgomery in Springfield, MO, rejuvenates smiles so well that everyone will take notice!
Those disappointing stains
While tooth enamel is rock-hard, it is also porous, and thus absorbs the pigments of whatever foods, beverages, tobacco, and medicines that we consume. Consequently, teeth lose their sheen over time and their color darkens to a dull yellow. If it becomes severe enough, you may become too embarrassed to even open your mouth, much less smile broadly!
What you can do
Many people use store-bought whitening toothpastes, rinses, and strips to try to achieve a rejuvenated look. However, these products have limitations, and are quite ineffective on deep discolorations and sometimes even cause uncomfortable gum and dental sensitivity.
So, for safe teeth whitening that actually works, talk to your dentist, Dr. A. Joshua Montgomery in Springfield. He offers both in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments that brighten tooth enamel by as many as eight shades of color!
For your complete safety and satisfaction, Dr. Montgomery will examine your teeth and gums before beginning any cosmetic dental treatment, including whitening. Most adults and teens in good oral and systemic health may undergo whitening.
How whitening works
Teeth whitening uses powerful hydrogen peroxide gel to lift dark organic matter right out of tooth enamel. Applied either right here in our Springfield office by a dental professional or at home by you with custom-fitted whitening trays, the peroxide gel changes tooth color without harming the soft tissues of the mouth. In the office, whitening takes about an hour or so, whereas at-home, the process is more gradual and finishes in about a week.
Your rejuvenated pearly whites
Aren't they amazing? To keep them bright and beautiful, try to avoid cigarettes, cut back on dark foods, such as curry and berries, and drink your coffee, tea, or cola with a straw.
Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Also, remember to keep your six-month appointments with Dr. Montgomery, and drink plenty of water to wash tooth surfaces and increase saliva, nature's own whitening agent.
Come see us
At the dental office of Dr. A. Joshua Montgomery, you'll find a complete array of cosmetic dental services. Why not arrange your personal consultation today so that you can learn about whitening and other ways to rejuvenate your smile? Call us at (417) 833-2111, to get started!
Don’t wait to get the results you want. Professional whitening can help.
Nothing is more frustrating than using whitening toothpastes and at-home kits to realize that nothing seems to be doing its job. Of course, if you want to see whiter results fast the most efficient way to do this is to turn to Dr. A. Joshua Montgomery, for professional whitening. You’ll get the results you want without all the at-home fuss.
The results you get with professional whitening will vary depending on the severity of your dental stains. In most cases, we can get your smile several shades whiter after just one whitening session. You’ll be able to see the difference right away, and it only takes about one hour to complete. Unless stains are severe, our Springfield dentist can often provide you with the results you want after one treatment, making it fast and convenient to get the smile you want.
While some people may find good results from at-home whitening products the unfortunate part is that the results don’t last as long as professional whitening does. The powerful peroxide within the gel is so highly concentrated that it doesn’t have to stay on your teeth for that long in order to whiten and brighten your smile.
In most cases, the whitening gel is painted over the front surface of your teeth and left on your teeth for up to 15 minutes, after which we will remove the gel and reapply a fresh new coat. Plus, getting professional whitening is simple and painless. Some people do report tooth sensitivity during and for a few days after treatment, but sensitivity is usually mild and goes away quickly. If you already face tooth sensitivity this is something to mention during your consultation so that we can figure out the best approach for getting you the results you want without having to exacerbate your tooth sensitivity.
Don’t let a yellowing smile bring you down. Our Springfield, MO, dental team is here to ensure that you get the results you want through cosmetic dentistry. Let’s sit down together and decide the best course of action for you, whether it’s professional teeth whitening or one of the other cosmetic treatments we offer.