Okuda Cosmetic Dentistry Blog
Posts for: January, 2014
By Wynn H. Okuda DMD
January 24, 2014
Category: About Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth bleaching
Residents of Honolulu Enjoy Teeth Bleaching for Brighter Smiles
If you are not satisfied with the sparkle, or lack-there-of, you might get from brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and visiting your dentist regularly, then teeth bleaching in Honolulu from Dr. Wynn Okuda may be an appropriate procedure for you. Everyone loves a bright white smile, but not everyone has one they can show off. With the availability of take-home whitening kits from our dentist in Honolulu, you can brighten your smile from the comfort of your own home.
As a cosmetic dentist in Honolulu, Dr. Wynn Okuda is an expert in brightening smiles using the latest methods in teeth bleaching. Because he takes great pride in his patients’ care and wants you to be completely satisfied with your results, Dr. Okuda provides a thorough dental exam to determine the cause of your discoloration before whitening. This is important because peroxide based teeth whiteners do not work on tetracycline stains, crowns or veneers, and diet and certain medications can affect the expected results. In addition, some teeth may be discolored due to defective fillings or decay, requiring repair before cosmetic whitening treatment.
With supervision by your dentist in Honolulu and his dental team, you can whiten your teeth at home in comfort and enjoy gradually whiter teeth without sitting through an in-office dental whitening session. It is so easy to whiten with take-home kits, allowing you to get the dramatic whitening improvement you have always wanted, plus the safety and security of knowing your dentist is supervising your treatment.
Experience Take Home Whitening
At-home whitening kits are a convenient way to achieve a brighter smile in privacy and on your own schedule. When you choose an at-home whitening kit, impressions are made of your teeth for custom whitening trays. To ensure the best results, your dentist provides you with detailed instructions for dispensing the whitening gel and wearing the custom-fit trays. When you wear the whitening trays for one hour a day for approximately two weeks, you can see up to six shades of improvement.
The benefits of using take-home whitening kits for a brighter smile are numerous, which is why these have quickly become a popular choice among patients wanting to improve the appearance of their teeth. With take-home whitening kits you can enjoy the convenience of whitening your teeth at your own time in the comfort of your own home. You can also choose the best time and place to whiten your teeth that best meet your individual needs, rather than making a dental appointment.
Who Should Not Whiten their Teeth?
Whitening is not recommended for everyone. The following are those who may not experience successful whitening results, or are not recommended to whiten their teeth:
- Age and pregnancy issues
- Sensitive teeth and allergies
- Gum disease, worn enamel, cavities, and exposed roots
- Fillings, crowns, and other restorations
- Unrealistic expectations
- Darkly stained teeth
Talk to Dr. Wynn Okuda in Honolulu about teeth bleaching and to see what the best treatment option is for you. With a proper consultation, your dentist in Honolulu can determine the best procedure available to brighten up your smile.