A quick trip to your local supermarket can provide you with multiple options for whitening your teeth. Toothpastes, mouthwashes, and take-home kits are all readily available. However, you will get what you pay for. In order to achieve the results you desire in the safest, most effective manner possible, you will need to use a professional tooth whitening kit.

Professional Teeth Whitening

In his 12 years of practice, Kansas City cosmetic dentist Dr. Thomas Barton has found that the Colgate Visible White take-home kit offers the superior results his patients deserve. This convenient at-home teeth whitening system can whiten your teeth up to eight shades.

The Colgate Visible White kit comes with customized upper and lower mouth trays for even application of the bleaching agent. Unlike store-bought kits, these customized application trays allow the solution to reach all of your teeth while minimizing contact with your gums. Gum sensitivity is common with teeth whitening. Using trays fitted precisely to your teeth greatly reduces your risk for any discomfort.

Dr. Barton does not offer in-office whitening. He has found that in-office procedures, while faster, are more likely to cause sensitivity. Dr. Barton feels that a professional strength take-home whitening kit is the ideal option to deliver the results you desire while maintaining optimal levels of comfort.

What Teeth Whitening can Do

Professional teeth whitening can remove stains left by beverages, smoking, age, and genetics. It can make your smile appear brighter, and much more attractive. By reducing the dingy appearance of yellow, stained teeth, a professional teeth whitening kit can make you look younger and improve your confidence in your smile.

For severe staining underneath the enamel, such as chemical stains caused by medications like tetracycline or heavy mineralization in water, Dr. Barton may recommend porcelain veneers as a better option to address your aesthetic goals.

Please contact us today schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Barton serves patients in Kansas City and Gladstone, Missouri.