Do you wish you could have a brighter smile? We understand, as teeth whitening is the most popular of our cosmetic treatments. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at professional teeth whitening, as well as steps you can take to keep your smile bright.

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening in Kansas City

Question: Wil over-the-counter options work just as well?

Answer: We’re afraid not. While there are store bought options, such a strips, toothpastes and rinses, which can brighten teeth, the results just aren’t as dramatic. In addition, they can typically only address surface stains and the results won’t last as long as those achieved with professional whitening. Patients that use store bought systems often report tooth sensitivity and discomfort as well.

Question: Can you remove serious discoloration?

Answer: Yes! We can remove the stains that form on your teeth, such as those caused by smoking, plaque buildup, or drinks with dark pigments (soda, red wine, fruit juice, tea, and coffee). There are also intrinsic stains, which form below the tooth enamel. Our systems can often help brighten minor intrinsic stains. We can also mask serious inner tooth stains using veneers or possibly dental bonding.

Question: How do I keep my smile bright afterward?

Answer: Following treatment you can take steps to help your new results last much longer. For example, you can brush your teeth twice a day for two minuets each session and floss every night before bed, which helps control plaque buildup. You can also have your teeth cleaned every six months as well. We may recommend cutting back on sugary foods and beverages, as well as dinks that contain dark pigments. If you have any questions about teeth whitening, then contact our team today.


At Bailey Dental Care, we’re ready to help you enjoy a brighter and more esthetically-pleasing smile. Give us a call to set up a visit for you or a member of your family. To learn more, schedule a consultation, call Bailey Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.