Your smile says a lot about you and is the first impression people have of who you are. A bright, white smile makes you feel more attractive and boosts your confidence. Even if you have an excellent at-home oral health regimen and see your hygienist twice a year for professional cleanings, your teeth can still become discolored.
As we age, the enamel on our teeth thins, showing the yellow dentin underneath. Our teeth are porous, and the pigmented food and beverages we consume can stain our teeth. Some medicines, like Benadryl and antihypertensive drugs as well as tobacco, also discolor our once pearly whites.
The global market for teeth whitening products will be $7.4 billion by 2024, indicating that people worldwide appreciate the benefits of having a healthy white smile. Professional teeth whitening is one of the most requested cosmetic dental treatments. An in-chair teeth whitening treatment can be completed in less than an hour with dramatic results for a dazzling smile!
If you are unhappy with the brightness of your smile, you may be considering a teeth whitening treatment. Learn the benefits of a professional teeth whitening treatment and how it can improve your quality of life.
Over-the-counter drug store teeth whitening products are sold as a one-size-fits-all, but everyone’s smile is unique. Using these products can produce uneven results, teeth sensitivity, and gum irritation.
If you opt for an at-home professional teeth whitening kit, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth to fabricate custom-made whitening trays that fit your smile for excellent pain-free results.
Our practice uses professional-strength take-home gels to gradually whiten your teeth within two weeks. We simply take an impression of your smile to create your personalized whitening trays and provide you with instructions on using the gel and when to wear the trays.
Whether you are having an in-office treatment or using a dentist-supervised teeth whitening kit, your dentist will ensure you are a candidate for teeth whitening.
Your dentist determines if your stains are extrinsic, caused by your diet and lifestyle choices, or intrinsic, which may be caused by tooth decay. Intrinsic stains may need to be addressed before teeth whitening treatment or require a different cosmetic solution such as dental veneers. Dental restorations like crowns cannot be whitened, so your dentist may recommend getting your teeth whitened first so they can match your restoration to your new shade for a seamless smile.
Professional teeth whitening works much faster than over-the-counter products. Dentists use a stronger whitening agent as well as a UV light to intensify the effects for a better and faster outcome. At Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we use Zoom Whitening products to make your smile up to eight shades brighter.
A dentist-provided take-home kit helps you achieve a professional result in the comfort of your home over 14 days. Although the whitening gel isn’t as potent as the agent used in-chair, it is still stronger than over-the-counter products and achieves a better outcome in a faster time.
Unlike store-bought products that can cause partial whitening, professional in-chair teeth whitening treatment isn’t only fast; it is also reliable. Under the supervision of your dentist, the whitening gel is painted onto your teeth and activated with a UV light. It is then rinsed off after 15 minutes, and the process is repeated twice more or until you achieve your desired shade.
If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, your dentist can also prescribe a take-home kit that produces noticeable results in only a few days. The take-home kit can also function as a touch-up kit for an in-chair treatment.
Professional teeth whitening is an affordable cosmetic dentistry solution for instantly enhancing your smile and self-confidence. A teeth whitening treatment provides life-changing results and a high return on your investment.
Overall, patients with brighter smiles tend to take better care of their oral health because they want to maintain their Hollywood smiles.
Professional Teeth Whitening Can Give You the Smile You Desire
Everyone wants to look and feel their best, and that starts with your smile. If you have a special event coming up or need a confidence boost, consider a professional teeth whitening treatment. The instant and long-lasting results can improve your quality of life.
At Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we believe your smile is crucial to your overall health and happiness. To learn more about how a professional teeth whitening treatment can benefit you, call us today to schedule your consultation.