Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments on the market. Fast and safe, teeth whitening can improve your physical appearance and self-confidence in less than an hour. The only requirement for this treatment is that your teeth are in good health, with no cavities.
During a whitening procedure, your teeth will be painted with a peroxide-based gel. This gel penetrates into the tooth structure to bleach away stains and discoloration without causing any damage to your teeth. To make the process faster, a special blue light is used to make the chemical reaction more efficient.
You will undergo three sessions of fifteen minutes each. During this time you can read, listen to music, or even take a nap. Most people will see an improvement of approximately 8 shades once their procedure is done.
Take-home trays are another whitening option. The whitening gel is placed in customized trays, similar to a retainer. You will either wear them overnight or for 15 minutes, twice a day, depending on the instructions from your dentist. Over the next two weeks, the color of your teeth will improve. Most people will see at least a 6-shade difference at the end of their treatment plan.
While the results of either method are permanent, teeth will naturally stain and discolor over time. To maintain your brighter, whiter teeth, you will need touch-up procedures in the future. If you have had cosmetic procedures in past, such as tooth-colored fillings, the color of these will not change, and may become more noticeable after your treatment.
Is Teeth Whitening a Safe Option?
Under a professional treatment setting, teeth whitening produces consistent, uniform, and safe results. Pro Health Dental offers an in-office experience that can restore the shine in your smile and ensure you return home with the best results. This treatment can completed on the same say as the first appointment.
What to Know Before Receiving Teeth Whitening
Your dental hygiene: Clean teeth have more effective results than dirty teeth. Ensure you have brushed or cleaned your teeth before the treatment.
Health: Some conditions can prevent you from having a whitening procedure. With regular dental check-ups, you can keep up to date on your dental health to determine whether a whitening procedure is available for you.
Tooth sensitivity: Whitening can aggravate the symptoms of sensitivity. There are solutions available that can still make the treatment possible.
Our FAQ page also provides additional details and answers to common questions.
Teeth whitening treatments are fast and painless, and do not cause any damage to your teeth.If you are interested in teeth whitening, call our office today to make an appointment.