Professional teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental treatment used to change the color of the tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. The treatment can be completed in the dental office in about an hour, or you can choose to whiten your teeth at home using custom-made whitening trays.
Professional teeth whitening helps remove stains and discoloration from your teeth, revealing a whiter and brighter smile. Professional whitening is more powerful than over-the-counter whitening products, which is important if you have moderate to severe stains and/or discoloration on your teeth.
The in-office teeth whitening treatment involves using a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide gel applied to the teeth by your dentist. Your dentist will then use a special light to activate the bleaching agent. This treatment is very effective in removing stains caused by teeth darkening, age or smoking. The peroxide breaks down into tiny oxygen bubbles that penetrate your teeth to lift away stains and discoloration.
The procedure involves wearing special retractors to keep your lips and cheeks away from your teeth while your dentist applies the whitening gel to your teeth. The entire procedure usually takes about an hour to complete. It's important to note that the effects of whitening can last long if you take care of your teeth properly and avoid foods and drinks that can cause staining in the first place. If you regularly smoke and drink coffee or red wine, your teeth will be more likely to stain again over time, even after your initial treatment. It's recommended that you whiten your teeth twice a year to keep your smile bright and beautiful all year round!
Professional teeth whitening techniques can make your teeth several shades lighter in just one dental visit. When you come in for treatment, we'll discuss the results you can expect and do everything possible to help you achieve them. We'll also give you instructions on how to maintain your bright teeth, including avoiding foods and beverages that stain teeth. If you are interested in learning more about professional teeth whitening and why many dentists recommend this treatment for their patients, schedule a consultation with us. We can help you determine if this treatment is right for you!
Teeth whitening is a very low-risk procedure and is safe when done by a dental expert. Hence, we suggest getting your teeth whitened only by a dental professional.