Teeth can get stained or discolored due to various reasons like our lifestyle, food habits, genetics, medications, etc. At One Health Dental, we provide the best teeth whitening treatments to our patients to help them attain a beautiful, aesthetic smile.
Teeth whitening treatment is one of the most sought-after and widely popular cosmetic procedures. Our teeth whitening procedures are aimed to remove stains from the surface of the teeth and restore their natural color.
How does teeth whitening treatment work?
Teeth whitening products typically contain either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as the bleach responsible for whitening the teeth. These bleaches are capable of breaking the teeth stains into smaller pieces, thus making them less concentrated, making the teeth brighter.
What are the common teeth whitening options available?
If you wish to whiten your teeth, here are the most popular ways:
- Professional Teeth Whitening at Dental Office
In-office bleaching or chairside bleaching involves the dentist applying bleach to your teeth after protecting your gums using either a protective gel or a rubber shield. This whitening process usually requires only a single visit to the dental office.
Though all kinds of toothpaste help eliminate the surface stain on the teeth, whitening toothpaste does this job better. Whitening toothpaste with ADA Seal of Acceptance for stain removal contains polishing agents effective in stain removal. However, unlike bleaches, they do not whiten the teeth but only remove teeth stains.
- At-Home Bleaching Under Dental Guidance
Our dentist provides a custom-made whitening tray for the ones who wish to whiten their teeth at home under dental guidance. You will be given instructions on effectively using the tray about placing the bleaching solution in the tray and the duration of the treatment. This procedure can take anywhere between a few days to a few weeks to show its results.
- Over-the-Counter Bleaching Products
You can find various over-the-counter teeth whitening products available at pharmacies or local grocery stores. These products include teeth whitening kits or strips that bleach the teeth to whiten them. These products do not provide results as effective as professional teeth whitening as the strength of their bleaching agent is usually lower. We recommend you discuss your options with a dentist before opting for a product. Besides, choose the product with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
Teeth whitening procedures are safe but can cause teeth sensitivity in some people. This usually lasts for only a few days. However, it is always advised to have the procedure done under the supervision of a dentist to get the maximum benefits from the process.
Are you looking to brighten your teeth using teeth whitening treatments? If so, call One Health Dental at (214) 275-4808 to schedule an appointment.