Sterling Heights, MI dentist describes how professional teeth whitening is done
A bright smile exudes health and confidence. However, for a variety of reasons, patients in the area of Sterling Heights, MI may have tooth discoloration. By visiting a dentist at LaserDentalAssociates.com, patients can learn about how professional teeth whitening is done and find out what makes this treatment more effective than any over-the-counter tooth whitening options available at the local drugstore.
What is professional teeth whitening, and how is it done?
Professional teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure used by a dentist to brighten the smile. This is done by whitening the tooth enamel. It whitens staining and discoloration that may impact the appearance of the smile. The team at LaserDentalAssociates.com uses both in-office power bleaching and take-home whitening kits to help patients enhance the teeth and enjoy beautiful smiles.
- In-office whitening – with in-office whitening, patients undergo a series of treatments administered by the dental team. The teeth are cleaned to remove plaque or tartar. Then, an exclusive barrier gel is applied to the gum tissues before the bleaching gel is applied to the surfaces of the teeth. A whitening lamp is then used to activate the ingredients in the bleaching gel, including hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Patients relax in the dentist’s chair while our high-quality bleaching products work! Once complete, the teeth are cleaned again, and patients can leave the office with their smile brighter and more brilliant than it was when they arrived!
- Take-home whitening – another option for patients to consider is our take-home whitening kits. These include whitening trays that are custom made for the individual. The trays are sent home with patients along with the whitening gel. In the privacy of their own home, patients use the trays and gel each day to gradually brighten the smile, lifting stains from deep within. Over the course of several weeks, patients can achieve the same whitening results as our in-office options, but at a fraction of the cost.
What are the advantages of professional whitening?
At LaserDentalAssociates.com, we find that there are many benefits to whitening with professional products. First and foremost, the results are much more effective than anything obtained with over-the-counter whitening products such as strips, trays, and pens. Many of these have a low concentration of whitening agents because they are being used without the advice and monitoring, of a dental professional. Professional dental products are administered by a professional, which means they can be stronger than those available in a store. Additionally, professional whitening offers faster results that last longer. This is because of the deep bleaching achieved when using them. When patients are having their whitening provided by a professional, they can rest easy knowing that the treatment is safe. Over-the-counter products, if misused, can burn the gum tissue and cause sensitivity. Performing this procedure in a dental practice ensures safety and efficiency.
Am I a candidate for professional teeth whitening?
Most patients who have a healthy smile free from disease, cavities, and dental restorations (such as crowns or porcelain veneers) may benefit from professional whitening. Patients need to bring their smile back to health by addressing periodontal disease or dental decay before they can undergo many cosmetic treatments. Additionally, patients who have restorations will not be considered the right candidate for professional whitening as the restorations will not be impacted. If they currently match the patient’s smile, they will stand out as dull and discolored after whitening has been performed. However, if patients are serious about getting their smile whiter and keeping it that way, patients can invest in having these restorations replaced to match the new color of their teeth after treatment. This will add to the overall cost of treatment but will allow these individuals to enjoy a brilliantly beautiful smile that is worth the investment!
Request an appointment today!
The team at LaserDentalAssociates.com of Sterling Heights, MI offers a wide range of solutions for enhancing the smile, including in-office and take-home whitening treatments. If you are interested in learning more about what our staff can offer, book a consultation by calling 586-838-2017. Our practice is conveniently located at 36150 Dequindre, Suite #800, and is accepting new patients.
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