Tooth whitening or tooth bleaching is the process of lightening the color of human teeth. Whitening is often desirable when teeth become yellowed over time for a number of reasons, and can be achieved by changing the intrinsic or extrinsic color of the tooth enamel. Teeth whitening will make you more confident when you smile.
Coffee is good. So is pasta sauce. And red wine. What’s not good? The stains they leave behind on your teeth. If you’re like most of a cosmetically conscious America, you’re on a quest for pearly whites.
When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people how important they felt a smile was, 99.7% answered it was a social asset, and 96% felt that having a great smile made a person more appealing. When asked what they would want to improve most about their smile, nearly all answered “whiter teeth.”
If you’re looking for a dramatic, fast and professional teeth whitening, look no further than your dentist’s office. In-office whitening uses stronger bleaching ingredients to get the desired effect immediately, so there is no waiting for several weeks to see the results you want. Since the dentist uses stronger ingredients than OTC options, you can expect your teeth to whiten anywhere from 5-8 shades in one visit.
Another benefit of in-office teeth whitening is a professional monitors the experience and how your gums and teeth take to the whitening agents. If the dentist feels that your teeth or gums are too sensitive to in-office whitening, they have the ability to custom-fit a whitening tray to your mouth that you can take home with you to use instead.
Although the cost of teeth whitening at the dentist is higher than at-home alternatives, there are a number of safety benefits from being treated by a professional:
- The dentist will check that you’re a suitable candidate for safe teeth whitening. If you have inflamed gums or tooth decay, for example, whitening is not advisable.
- For in-office whitening, your gums will be protected with a seal or shield.
- Mouth trays are custom-made to fit your teeth properly and ensure even gel coverage.
- The dentist controls your treatment intensity and duration to produce the results you desire.
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