in-office teeth whitening

Considering In-Office Teeth Whitening? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Holidays, birthdays, and vacations are prime memory making moments.

But did you know that twenty-eight percent of people don’t like smiling in their photos because they hate the way their smile looks?

If that statistic made you nod your head in agreement, keep reading for more information about in-office teeth whitening and how it could benefit you or someone you know.

What is In-Office Teeth Whitening?

Have you ever spent a lot of time and money on teeth whitening products that ended up being a waste of both?

In-office teeth whitening isn’t a generic fix, nor is it a painful ordeal.

By using a bleaching agent, your dentist can release the stains that have built up over time on your teeth.

Most of the time, this can be achieved through a one time visit.

How it Works

Making a record of the current shade of your teeth is important. This way, you and your dentist will have a reference point.

A brief cleaning of your teeth is next, to rid them of any topical tartar or plaque and provide you with a clean surface with which to start.

Next, retractors will be placed inside your mouth to keep the lining of your cheeks and lips from touching your gums and teeth during the procedure. Then resin is applied to your gums to protect it from the bleach.

Now, the bleaching process begins.

The bleaching gel is thoroughly applied to your teeth and left for approximately twenty to thirty minutes. Then it is reapplied until the right color is has been achieved.

In some cases, it is advised to abstain from highly pigmented foods for twenty-four hours such as black grapes, coffee, and tea.

Why In-Office Teeth Whitening?

It’s professional and quick. And there are comfortable options for people with sensitive teeth.

Professional teeth whitening can be maintained at home.

You’ll never want to hide your smile in those candid photos again.

Other Options

Teeth whitening isn’t the only thing offered for a beautiful smile.

Ditch traditional teeth straightening options and choose Invisalign instead.

Starting with the crafting process, your dentist will make impressions of your teeth and create a set of aligners made to your specifications.

You will wear this set for approximately two to five weeks, or until you’re ready to move on to the next set.

Unlike traditional metal and bracket braces, you are allowed to Invisalign out while you eat or drink.

Invisalign is a great option because it allows you to look your best while they inconspicuously align and straighten your teeth.

Another great option is veneers. They are great for restoring chips, hiding gaps or covering worn enamel.

Veneers are made of porcelain and are placed over the tooth. They are customized to your specifications and can take up to two visits for this reason.

Veneers take around two weeks to make and in some cases, a temporary veneer can be made and placed over your tooth for you in the meantime.

They blend in with the rest of your teeth because they are crafted to match exactly, giving you a flawless smile.

Here for Every Smile

We know that every beautiful memory deserves a smile to match, so visit our website to book your appointment now.

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