Many people feel insecure about the color of their teeth, but luckily there are at-home solutions that can help you get rid of stress-inducing stains. It is important to note, however, that many over-the-counter products, like whitening toothpastes and rinses offer minimal, lackluster results. This is precisely why Dr. Peter Ruggiero offers professional at-home whitening trays.

How It Works

When you visit Cedar Dental for your appointment, Dr. Ruggiero takes detailed images of your smile and makes impressions of your teeth. With this information, we create custom trays that comfortably fit over your teeth. At home, you fill them with a professional cleaning gel that is then applied to your teeth from the trays. The process typically requires you to wear the trays between one to two hours each day for around two weeks.

Alternatives For Deeper Stains

If your stains are intrinsic — or come from within the tooth — you may benefit from another cosmetic solution, like porcelain veneers or bonding. When you come in for a consultation, your dentist will thoroughly examine your smile, so you can receive the best possible treatment for your unique situation. No two mouths are alike, and we believe in personalized plans for each of our patients.

Maintain Your Teeth

After you have had your teeth whitened, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene and practice preventative care. You should continue to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. For best results, try to avoid foods and drinks that can stain your teeth. These include wine, coffee, and tea.

Schedule An Appointment To Learn More

If you are interested in our professional, at-home teeth whitening treatments, call Cedar Dental today at (319) 364-7108. We also happily welcome patients who live in Mount Vernon, Iowa City, Hiawatha, and all nearby communities.