Everybody desires a beautiful smile. This not only refers to having the perfect shape and size of teeth that makes your smile appear beautiful and healthy, but also the color. If you’re planning to bleach your teeth, then you need to choose from a range of tooth whitening options that include:
- Professionally applied bleaching – performed in the dental office
- Dentist-prescribed treatment – a custom-made whitening kit for home use
- Over-the-counter treatments – using consumer products purchased at a store without a prescription, such as toothpastes, rinses, gels, and so on
In-office professional teeth whitening
During your first appointment for professional teeth cleaning, your dentist will examine your teeth carefully, review your oral health history, and then determine whether bleaching is right for you. As with any other treatment, your teeth whitening procedure must be customized to your unique needs.
With in office tooth whitening, the dentist applies a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide (bleach) to the surface of your teeth using trays that fit snugly around your top and bottom teeth. It’s important to note that teeth whitening is a gradual process that usually takes at least two weeks. So after the in-office treatment, our team member will give you some hydrogen peroxide gel and custom-made trays to continue your treatment at home for a specific period of time to maximize the teeth bleaching results.
For faster results, your dentist may recommend laser bleaching. This approach involves applying a bleaching product to the teeth, and then shining a laser on the teeth to activate the bleach and speed up the whitening process. This technology can make your teeth several shades lighter.
Visit your dentist today
Keep in mind that there’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to teeth whitening. Your treatment must be tailored to your needs. Please visit your dentist today to discuss your teeth whitening goals and smile concerns in order to design a plan that suits your needs.