Who Can Benefit From Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening involves applying a hydrogen peroxide solution to your teeth, which effectively lifts and lightens stains. Take-home kits are most effective for mild to moderate staining or discoloration, and more severe cases may need in-office treatment. Treatments are tailored to your specific case and level of discoloration. It is also important to keep in mind that whitening is only effective for extrinsic, or external, stains. Internal stains can be concealed with porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
Having a brighter, more beautiful smile can dramatically improve your quality of life and self-confidence.
The effects, while significant, will eventually fade if your teeth are exposed to staining substances on a regular basis, including coffee, tea, and red wine. Touch-up treatments can easily maintain your results.
In-Office Laser Whitening
In-office whitening can be completed in just one appointment. First, your dentist will isolate your teeth to protect the soft tissue. Once the bleaching gel is applied, a laser will be used to activate the solution. Depending on your level of staining, the gel may be removed and reapplied until the desired shade is achieved. This option is great for patients who have an upcoming event they would like to look their best for.
Our dentists offer two types of Opalescence home whitening systems. Depending on your needs and budget, we can create customized trays, or we may recommend Opalescence Go, which features pre-formed trays. When you take your trays home, along with your whitening solution, you will be instructed on how long to wear your trays with the whitening agent each day. Depending on the extent of staining, you may see results in as little as three treatments.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Our whitening options are not only convenient, but the solutions are also designed to protect sensitive teeth. Most patients experience little to no discomfort throughout treatment. Having a brighter, more beautiful smile can dramatically improve your quality of life and self-confidence. Whether you are applying for a promotion at work or simply smiling for family photos, a more radiant smile can boost your confidence and help you make a more memorable impression.
Schedule Your Whitening Consultation
If you want to enhance your appearance and are ready to make a dazzling first impression, teeth whitening may be the right choice for you. To learn more about teeth whitening or other cosmetic dentistry treatments, contact our office online to schedule an appointment.