At Plaza Family Dental, we know that a bright, white smile not only offers aesthetic benefits but it also boosts a patient’s confidence and self-esteem. Over time, teeth can become discolored for various reasons, including aging, smoking, consuming certain foods and drinks, and poor oral hygiene. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening can reverse these effects and give you a brighter, whiter smile!
What are the differences between in-office and at-home whitening treatments?
In-office teeth whitening involves using a potent bleaching agent and a special light to speed the whitening process. It typically takes about an hour to perform and can produce immediate and dramatic results. At-home teeth whitening, on the other hand, involves filling a custom-fitted tray with a potent bleaching agent. The tray is worn for several hours a day over the course of several weeks.
What benefits do professional whitening treatments provide?
Both treatments are safe and effective when done under the supervision of a dental professional. However, in-office treatments produce faster and more noticeable results, making them ideal for patients who need a quick fix before a big event or want to see results quickly. At-home treatments are more convenient and cost-effective, making them a great option for patients who want to whiten their teeth gradually and in the comfort of their homes.
Who is a candidate for professional teeth whitening?
Most patients with healthy teeth and gums can benefit from teeth whitening. However, it's important to note that teeth whitening may not be effective for everyone. For example, if you have deep stains or discoloration caused by a medical condition or medication, teeth whitening may not fully correct the issue. Additionally, if you have sensitive teeth or gums, we may recommend a gentler whitening treatment or suggest alternative options.
Are you interested in learning more, or would you like to schedule a consultation? Call us today, and let’s start your journey to a brighter, whiter smile!