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Want To Look Great For Your Christmas Party? Get Your Teeth Whitened

If you have a Christmas party coming up and you want to look great, there are many things you can do. One thing you should consider is whitening your teeth if they are discolored. This will not only improve the way you look but make you feel great about yourself after the party is over. Keep reading to learn more about this so you can decide if it would be right for you.

Whiten Your Teeth at the Dentist's Office

A dentist, such as Linden  Richard V DDS, can use different treatments to whiten your teeth and depending on how discolored they are, may be able to do it in one visit.  If not, you would have to come back for two to three more visits.

The dentist will use a whitening gel to whiten your teeth. Before they get started, they apply a substance along the gum line to protect your gums during the whitening process.

They will apply the gel directly on the surface of your teeth. This gel works great because it has hydrogen peroxide in it. Once the gel is placed on your teeth, you will have to wait for a few minutes to let it start working. After this time, the dentist uses a specialized laser. He runs the laser over your teeth to activate the bleaching gel. This starts the bleaching process much quicker. You have to keep your mouth open for a long period of time during this process so your jaws may become sore.

Once the dentist is finished with all your teeth, you will have to wait for a certain period of time, which could be approximately 30 minutes to an hour before you leave. This is because the dentist will want to look over your teeth to see if you need to come back for another appointment.

Use a Whitening Tray

If you do not want to get your teeth whitened in the dentist's office, they can give you a tray that you can use at home. First, the dentist takes an impression of both your lower and upper teeth. From this impression, they make a mouthpiece that fits you. You fill each compartment on the tray with a whitening gel the dentist gives you. How long you have to wear the mouthpiece each day depends on how discolored your teeth are. It will likely be one to several hours per day. It should take approximately one week to whiten your teeth in this manner.

Talk with your dentist about these two options and they can help you decide what would work best for you.