Professional teeth whitening helps stained, discolored, or dull teeth become whiter and brighter. Teeth can darken or discolor for many reasons, most often due to smoking or frequent consumption of coffee, tea, and wine. Bleaching teeth is a simple procedure that is safe and relatively painless for most patients. Patients can choose between our in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments to whiten their teeth and brighten their smile.
Who Should Get Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening may be used for patients whose teeth are stained, discolored, yellowed, or dull. Individuals whose teeth are hypersensitive or who have untreated dental caries are not good candidates for teeth whitening. Additionally, those whose teeth are discolored due to medications may fail to achieve their desired results. Patients who are not good candidates for teeth whitening can get porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of their teeth. Those individuals who already have veneers, fillings, or crowns should note that only their natural teeth can be whitened, not these synthetic devices.
The Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening has the following benefits:
- Quick treatment
- Typically painless treatment
- Effective on most stains and discoloration
- Proven, noticeable, and natural-looking results
- Long-lasting results
- Youthfully white teeth
- Improved self-image and confidence
- Immediate results (in-office only)
- Results visible in just one treatment (in-office only)
- Teeth can become up to 12 shades brighter (in-office only)
- Minimal sensitivity with the Biolase system (in-office only)
- Convenient, at-home treatment (at-home tray whitening only)
Teeth Whitening Treatment Options
In-Office Laser Whitening
For in-office laser whitening, we use the FDA-approved Biolase laser whitening system. The diode laser provides a safe, effective, and comfortable treatment that immediately whitens the teeth between six and 12 shades. This is accomplished in a single 20-minute treatment, a significantly quicker session than the 60 minutes required for most whitening systems. This treatment also minimizes post-procedure teeth sensitivity.
At-Home Tray Whitening
For those who prefer the convenience of home, we also provide at-home teeth whitening trays. First, an impression of the teeth is taken to create a customized whitening tray. A few days later, the tray will be ready for use. Specific instructions are given regarding how to apply the gel to the tray, how long to wear it, and how often to use it. The results are gradual and reveal a whiter smile at the end of a set treatment period. Occasional re-treatments can be used to maintain the results.
To learn more about teeth whitening treatments and to brighten your smile, call (610) 746-0488 today.