The preferred teeth whitening method by far is the treatment you can receive in a dental office. In a dental office stronger agents are applied which can be contained via a buffer gel that protects the rest of the mouth, including the gums. They are extremely effective and can transform teeth in a single visit. Your teeth can literally brighten up to eight shades in less than one hour.
Your smile creates an immediate, subconscious, visual impact on people you meet. A brighter smile gives the impression of youth, vitality, radiant health, happiness, and warmth. A bright smile is perceived as a healthy smile.
If you choose for in office whitening you take a great jump for an effective whitening plan. The treatment that you receive at our dentist only affects the front eight teeth and is the start for take-home whitening. Our dentist is best qualified to handle any issues that may arise from whitening treatments, such as tooth sensitivity. Today most tooth sensitivity cases are easily managed.
Our dentist uses a laser whitening system or ‘power whitening’ system. During the procedure a rubber dam is put over your teeth to protect the gums. After that the bleaching product is coated onto your teeth. If everything is applied a laser is shone on the teeth to activate the chemical. The light speeds up the reaction of the whitening product and the whitening process is ready in just 30-45 minutes. Laser whitening is said to make teeth up to eight shades lighter.
Tooth whitening can last for one or more years, depending on how well you take care of your teeth, and if you’re following up regularly with a home whitening product for regular maintenance.
Be sure to inform us if you want to combine your visit with a consult with our cosmetic dentist to learn which whitening treatment is best for you. Teeth whitening remain one of the most economical ways to enhance your smile.
What are the side effects of teeth whitening?
Some people may find that their teeth become sensitive to cold during or after the treatment. Others may have discomfort in the gums, a sore throat or white patches on the gum line. These symptoms are usually temporary and should disappear within a few days of the treatment finishing.