Teeth can get dull, stained, and discolored due to several reasons. And it can affect the aesthetics of our smile. If you are concerned about the discoloration of your teeth and have always wanted a brighter set of teeth, a teeth whitening treatment can help eliminate dental stains and give you a bright set of teeth.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a procedure used to improve the appearance of your natural tooth enamel. If you have yellow, brown, or dull teeth, teeth whitening can help brighten your teeth.
There are several different types of teeth whitening treatments. These treatments include:
- In-office teeth whitening. This treatment uses a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide solution and is performed in the dentist’s office. In-office whitening can whiten your teeth in several shades with just a single treatment.
- Take-home teeth whitening. This treatment uses a lower concentration of whitening gel and is dispensed by the dentist for you to use at home. A take-home whitening gel is typically provided with custom-fitted trays. These trays are worn and filled with the whitening gel for a certain period of time, such as overnight or for a few hours during the day.
- Over-the-counter teeth whitening.This treatment uses a lower concentration of whitening gel and is purchased over the counter for use at home. These kits come with some type of tray or strip to be used with whitening gel.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
If you’re thinking about getting your teeth whitened, here are just a few benefits you will enjoy:
Nothing beats a glowing smile. Discolored teeth can be embarrassing, but professional teeth whitening helps people regain confidence in their smiles.
Professional teeth whitening helps remove stains, including those from wine, coffee, soda, and other substances that can stain your teeth.
- Best antiaging treatment.
A teeth whitening session can be your best antiaging treatment, as bright teeth can help make you look much younger and attractive.
What is Professional In-office Whitening?
In-office whitening is a procedure that we perform using our specialized whitening gel. The gel contains hydrogen peroxide, which is almost the same as the whitening gel used in the at-home whitening kits. However, since it is specifically formulated for use by dental professionals only and professionally applied, it can penetrate deeper into the teeth and whiten them more effectively. Since it is applied in the office, you will be able to see the results almost instantly.
Is In-Office Whitening Safe?
Yes, in-office whitening is completely safe as we use a highly potent and FDA-approved concentration of hydrogen peroxide. Even after numerous applications, the concentration of hydrogen peroxide does not exceed the safe levels. The best part is that we can apply the gel perfectly without any hassle and get you ready for your day’s work or meetings after just a few hours. We also use desensitizers to help alleviate any sensitivity you may experience.
How Does In-Office Whitening Work?
Before you begin the in-office whitening, we will send you home with whitening trays to whiten your teeth at home for two weeks. On the day of the in-office whitening we will start by cleaning your teeth thoroughly to remove any debris and food particles. Then, we will place a gingival barrier to protect your gum tissues and place a desensitizer on your teeth to reduce any sensitivity. Next, we would apply the whitening gel and after three applications (roughly 20 minutes for each application) we will remove the gel and gingival barrier and place another layer of desensitizer. You will immediately be able to see a noticeable change in your teeth’s shade after the whitening procedure.
What Are The Advantages of Choosing Professional In-Office Whitening?
Professional strength: The concentration of our hydrogen peroxide used during in-office whitening is higher than what you can get in any at-home kits and can only be purchased by a licensed dentist, so you can expect better results. It also allows us to perform multiple applications within a short span of time so that you don’t have to spend hours inside our practice for the procedure. Since it is applied by our highly trained team, we make sure that you do not suffer any kind of irritation or burn from it (as may happen when using at-home kits).
Professional equipment: Our Dentist in Fort Worth, TX uses sophisticated equipment for this procedure that can instantly determine your tooth shade accurately before applying the gel. Also, we will use a rubber dam to cover your gums and prevent them from staining during the procedure. We will provide oral hygiene instructions and suggest suitable products for at-home use after the procedure so that you maintain optimum oral health even after cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening.