Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that whitens teeth to improve their appearance. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because of its ability to greatly improve the appearance of a smile.
What Is Teeth whitening?
Tooth discoloration is a common problem, and it can happen due to a variety of factors such as genetics, smoking, or drinking dark liquids like coffee, tea, soda, and sports drinks. Professional teeth whitening is the most effective method of removing deep-set stains from tooth enamel that have been caused by years of exposure to dark liquids and the consumption of certain foods and drinks. This treatment is safe as long as you are working with an experienced dentist in Albuquerque, NM who uses professional-grade products. Though there are several over-the-counter teeth whitening kits available, they are not as effective as professional treatment and will not produce the same results.
Types of Teeth whitening
There are different types of teeth whitening procedures, which vary in the way the procedure is performed and the results it provides.
- Over-the-counter products: These products include whitening strips, gels, etc., that are placed on your teeth and left on for a period of time each day for some period. There are also whitening kinds of toothpaste that you can use to whiten your teeth. The results of these products will be minimal compared to professional whitening services.
- Dentist-supervised at-home whitening: When you choose this professional option, your dentist will make custom-fit trays for your mouth and provide you with a professional-strength whitening gel. You’ll place the gel in the tray and wear it in your mouth for a few hours a day to get the results you want. This option allows you to achieve more noticeable results and significantly whiter teeth. This is a very popular choice for patients because it is convenient and affordable.
- In-office whitening: We perform this professional whitening treatment by applying a concentrated whitening solution containing hydrogen peroxide on the teeth and activated with a UV light to speed up the whitening process. This is a quick way to get noticeably whiter teeth in just one visit. Many patients choose this option because it provides dramatic results in a short amount of time. It also doesn’t require any downtime, making it a convenient option for most patients.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening uses powerful, professional-grade bleaching gel to remove external stains on the tooth enamel. These types of teeth-whitening systems are only available at a dentist’s office and should only be administered by a trained professional. Most systems use a light or laser to activate the bleaching solution in the tray. The process usually takes almost one hour. After the procedure is complete, a patient’s smile will whiten several shades brighter.
Professional in-office teeth whitening treatments are more effective and provide immediate results than at-home treatments for deeper stains. Besides, since they are administered by an experienced professional, they are safer than the other methods.
To learn more about teeth whitening procedures offered by Osuna Dental Care, call us at (505) 884-1989 or visit our dental office located at 8400 Osuna Rd NE #5A, Albuquerque, NM 87111.