Teeth whitening is a widely opted cosmetic dentistry procedure to brighten and whiten your teeth. The whitening system usually involves eliminating years of accumulated stains from deep within the pores on your tooth's enamel. The porous nature of enamel makes it vulnerable to staining or yellowing because of stains from food and beverages. At Midtown Dental Clinic, we offer different whitening techniques to help you achieve a flawless beautiful smile.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- There are several benefits of teeth whitening including:
- It instantly gives you a brighter, more attractive smile.
- It helps enhance your self-confidence and esteem.
- It restores the strength and health of your teeth.
- It can be customized for your individual needs.
- It helps boost your social life and career.
- It can be accomplished in a single dental appointment.
- Its results can be long-lasting.
- It is a cost-effective treatment.
- It is a safe and effective procedure.
Types of Teeth Whitening Methods
There are two main kinds of teeth whitening methods that can be performed in a professional setting:
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Professional in-office whitening treatments can help brighten your teeth by up to eight shades than its previous color. To begin, we will first examine all your teeth and identify any problem areas before going ahead with the procedure. Once everything is found to be all right, you will be prepared for the treatment. A protective barrier is placed on your gums to shield them from any adverse effects of the bleaching whitening solution.
A coating of hydrogen peroxide solution is applied on the teeth's surface and left for about an hour. Blue light is employed to activate the bleaching agents, and the teeth are whitened at a much faster pace than at-home whitening. At the end of one hour, you can walk out of our office with a brand new smile. The chief benefit of this whitening technique is that the results are instant.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
After making sure your teeth are healthy and sturdy enough for at-home teeth whitening, we will capture your teeth's impressions and send them to our lab. The lab fabricates a customized whitening tray to fit comfortably on your teeth. You will be given a whitening solution that will brighten your teeth over a period when appropriately used with the whitening tray. A significant difference can be noticed just after the first application. The advantage of this technique is you can whiten your teeth at your own pace at home.
Our practice, Midtown Dental Clinic, offers many options for you to achieve the smile of your dreams. If you would like to discuss which teeth whitening options are suitable for you, schedule your appointment today by calling us at (509) 946-1678.