Teeth Whitening FAQs

Teeth Whitening FAQs teeth whitening FAQs

If you have ever seen a photo of a celebrity, which everyone has, you already know one thing about their grins – they are perfect and they are white. Sparkling white teeth can give an amazing boost to your appearance, but they bring many other benefits too, including an increase in self-confidence. It is not strictly a cosmetic issue. Headley, DDS at KC Smile in Overland Park, KS encourages patients to read our teeth whitening FAQs to discover for themselves interesting details about teeth whitening.

Is a teeth whitening treatment long and uncomfortable?

This is a good point to bring up in teeth whitening FAQs, as teeth whitening treatments have a reputation for being both lengthy and uncomfortable, but that is only the teeth whitening of the past. Today, in less than an hour, you can come to our office and enjoy a simple and painless process that can lighten the shade of your teeth by several levels.

If you would prefer a milder approach, we can also have custom trays made specifically for your teeth and then send them home with you to be used at your convenience! The compounds applied to the teeth are painless and safe, and some of our products even have ingredients that reduce sensitivity.

How long can teeth whitening last?

When you work with your cosmetic dentist in Overland Park, you can discover how to make the whitening treatment last for months or even years. For example, some patients can have a whitening treatment and maintain the brightness of their teeth for a year or more. Some have said that they did not need to return for additional treatment for almost three years!

What can I do to make the whitening last?

There are several suggestions we offer to that question in these teeth whitening FAQs. The first is that you avoid foods, beverages and habits that might cause staining. For instance, coffee, tea, red wine, and cola are beverages that readily discolor your teeth. If you do want to drink them on a daily basis, using a straw can help to keep the fluid off of the teeth and reduce staining.

Habits that can lead to staining include smoking and the use of certain tobacco products. While many would say to quit smoking as a health issue, as your dentist in Overland Park, we also recommend quitting if you are worried about the health of your teeth and gums, and their brightness. Instead, we would suggest purchasing teeth whitening chewing gum!

Contact Us

If you need more information than in what you find in this teeth whitening FAQs, or you have questions about other treatments mentioned, give us a call at our Overland Park, KS office at 913-491-6874. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.

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Jennifer Fisher

I love having a beautiful smile. I think instead of cosmetic dentistry, it should be referred to as “Confidence Dentistry.” When you feel confident with your smile it affects the way you interact with people.” As a former Miss Kansas and TV news anchor, I know with certainty my “Confidence Smile” smile made all the difference. There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not happy that I have beautiful teeth.”

Lindsey Jo
Miss Oklahoma

As Miss Oklahoma USA 2008® Lindsey Jo credits her beautiful smile for being 1st runner up at the 2008 Miss USA®. “Having the extra confidence from every camera angle made all the difference,” says Lindsey Jo. “I don’t think I would have done as well without my beautiful smile. Thank you Dr. Headley!”



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