What is Whitening?
Professional whitening is a great way to lift surface stains and in-ground discoloration from the teeth. Over time and because of certain lifestyle and dietary habits, your teeth can become yellowed and dull. This can have a serious impact on your confidence, and you may avoid smiling just because of the way that you look. Rather than live with your current smile, we offer convenient professional options for obtaining bright, healthy white teeth.
Why would Whitening be necessary?
Whitening is often a go-to option for patients wanting to quickly and effectively transform their appearance. A healthy and bright smile makes you look younger, so it's an especially beneficial choice before attending a reunion of any kind. Your teeth can become dull and stained because of smoking, drinking coffee or just because you're getting older. Professional whitening delivers quick and highly dramatic results.
What makes you a candidate for professional Whitening?
Whitening works best on natural teeth, so it will have little to absolutely no effect on restorations like fillings, veneers and crowns. Your teeth should ideally be healthy enough to be whitened. If you have areas of decay or need additional work, we'll recommend treatment prior to your teeth being whitened. Whitening is a long-term solution, and certain lifestyle and dietary changes can help to maintain your results over time.
What occurs during the professional Whitening process?
We offer either in-office as well as convenient professional home whitening. Our in-office professional whitening involves brushing a thin layer of controlled whitening gel onto the teeth. We then activate this gel with a special bright dental light. Once finished, we remove the gel to reveal your brand new bright smile. Our take-home whitening involves making customized trays using molds of your teeth and gums. We then provide you with a gel that is placed inside of these trays and worn for a specified amount of time at home. Your smile will become whiter and brighter the more that the trays are used.
If you want to learn more about whitening and how it's done, call our Tyler, TX office today to come in for a consultation appointment.