Through exposure to highly pigmented foods and drinks, the natural aging process, and other factors, our teeth can naturally become stained and discolored over time. Thankfully, lifting stains to brighten your smile is easy to achieve with professional teeth whitening treatments. This simple cosmetic treatment delivers powerful results because whitening your teeth is an easy way to refresh your smile and revitalize your overall appearance. 

What Is Professional Teeth Whitening?

Professional teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that uses a professional teeth whitening system to dissolve stains, brighten tooth enamel, and create an overall more appealing aesthetic with a whiter, more evenly colored smile. 

Professional teeth whitening can come in various forms and systems that are personally tailored to help each patient achieve their desired look and level of whitening. Typically, professional teeth whitening treatments can be separated into two categories: professional teeth whitening treatments that are administered in our office and professional teeth whitening treatments that are administered at the patient's home. 

The Benefits of Whitening Your Smile

Teeth whitening helps to eliminate stubborn stains that build up over time while evening the tone and brightening the overall appearance of your smile. Having a brighter, whiter, and more evenly colored smile can instantly elevate your look, making you appear more youthful, attractive, confident, and even professional. 

Plus, teeth whitening treatments are quick, easy, painless, and non-invasive, making them an incredibly simple cosmetic treatment option that delivers transformative results. 

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening? (6 Advantages of Professional Whitening)

1. Document Your Starting Point

In our office, we use intraoral cameras and color charts to help you visualize your teeth whitening starting point, goals, and results. We'll use a color chart to document the current tone of your tooth enamel and help you choose a desired level of whitening. 

2. Choose a Desired Level of Whitening and Measure Your Results

Once we've determined the level of brightness you hope to achieve with your whitening results, we tailor a professional whitening treatment to help you safely and effectively achieve the look you desire. 

3. Faster and More Effective Treatments

Since professional whitening treatments are administered and monitored by dental professionals, they contain more powerful whitening agents that deliver highly effective results with fewer, shorter whitening sessions as compared to using over-the-counter teeth whitening products.

4. Professional Tooth Sensitivity Prevention

Our dentists can also help to mitigate sensitivity that can arise as a result of whitening treatments with applications of fluoride and additional products designed to prevent and alleviate sensitivity. 

5. You Have Dental Prosthetics or Other Dental Work

Generally, teeth whitening is not effective on dental work such as veneers, caps or crowns, dental bonding, inlays, onlays, bridges, or dental implants. If these kinds of dental prosthetics or treatments have become stained or discolored, our dentists can work with you to restore the look of your dental restorations to ensure they match the tone of your natural teeth. 

6. It's Always Safe

Professional teeth whitening is always safe and will never harm your tooth enamel or the health of your teeth.

Some over-the-counter whitening products can be overly abrasive and actually harm your tooth enamel, especially if they are not used properly. Always check with a dentist before using an over-the-counter whitening product and make sure the products you choose are approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). 

Prolong Your Brilliant Results: How to Maintain Your Bright, White Smile After Your Treatment

To make the most of your whitening treatment and preserve your results, we recommend using dental care products that contain whitening agents in your normal oral hygiene routine, such as ADA-approved whitening toothpaste. 

Additionally, avoid consuming (or always rinse after enjoying) highly pigmented foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine, dark-colored sodas, chocolate, and berries. Do not use tobacco products of any kind, as these readily stain the teeth.  

Additional Cosmetic Treatments Designed to Revitalize Your Smile

While teeth whitening is a quick and effective way to improve the look of your smile, there are a variety of cosmetic treatment options that can be used to whiten and brighten your smile while also improving symmetry, filling in tooth gaps, covering old silver amalgam fillings, repairing cracks, or correcting improperly shaped or sized teeth. 

Depending on your smile goals, treatments such as dental veneers, dental bonding, dental crowns, or another option might be the best way to achieve your desired look. 

Our dentists can talk with you about your smile goals and help you determine the best course of treatment to improve your look. To learn more about professional teeth whitening treatment options, we welcome you to contact our office to request an appointment today.

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