Professional Teeth Whitening in Nixa, MO

Teeth whitening in Nixa, MO, is one of the simplest, fastest, and most effective ways to enhance your smile. If your teeth are stained or discolored, our cosmetic dentist may recommend a professional whitening treatment to improve their appearance and help you regain a bright, beautiful smile.

Why Do Teeth Become Discolored?

Teeth may become dull, stained or discolored over time due to a variety of factors, including:

  • The natural aging process
  • Foods and drinks that stain
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Smoking or the use of other tobacco products
  • Illness
  • The use of certain medications
  • Fluorosis

How Teeth Whitening Works

While there are many over-the-counter whitening products available, the most effective option will always be a professional whitening treatment. These treatments involve the use of a powerful, but safe, whitening gel which is applied to the teeth. This gel works to break up stains and discolorations on the tooth enamel until you have achieved your desired shade of white. Both in-office and take-home options are available.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

When you receive in-office teeth whitening, the whitening gel is applied to the surfaces of your teeth and then activated with a special light. This accelerates the whitening process, and the gel will work to break up the stains and discolorations on your tooth enamel. By the time you leave our dental office, your teeth will be noticeably whiter. In-office teeth whitening can typically be completed in a single visit, and in some cases may even be completed in under an hour.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

The first step of your take-home whitening treatment is the creation of custom whitening trays. Our cosmetic dentist will take an impression, from which the trays will be created. We will then provide you with whitening gel which you will put into your trays. Then simply wear the trays as directed by our cosmetic dentist. You can wear your trays at whatever time best fits your schedule, day or night, which makes take-home whitening incredibly convenient. Over the course of several weeks, your teeth will gradually lighten until you achieve your desired shade of white.

Maintaining Your Results

We recommend that you take a few steps to maintain your treatment results. These steps include practicing good oral hygiene, keeping your regular dental appointments, avoiding foods and drinks that stain and using a whitening toothpaste or mouthwash. You may also want to consider returning periodically for additional whitening treatment, especially if you received in-office teeth whitening.

Make Your Appointment

Contact Absolute Dental Care today at 417-725-4746 to make an appointment with Dr. Todd Anderson and learn more about teeth whitening in Nixa, Missouri!