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Arlington Teeth Whitening

Is tooth discoloration the only thing standing between you and a white, glowing smile? If so, then you may benefit from teeth whitening. From boosting your self-confidence to maintaining better oral hygiene, opting to have a tooth whitening treatment in the office or at home is a cost-efficient, effective way to improve your quality of life. A fresh, vibrant smile, can make you appear younger and even have a positive impact on your mood!

What types of stains can teeth whitening remedy?

There are a number of stains that teeth whitening treatments can get rid of, such as wine, soda, juice, certain fruits and coffee stains. Teeth whitening can also eliminate stains that are caused by aging. As you get older you may notice that your teeth take on a grayish tint, and teeth whitening can also remedy this. In addition, if you have ever smoked and your teeth are discolored from tobacco use, teeth whitening can give you back your white smile.

Who is an ideal candidate for teeth whitening?

Virtually anyone who would like for their smile to be brighter is a good candidate for teeth whitening. Even those who have tooth and gum sensitivity or believe that the stains in their teeth may be too embedded can benefit from this treatment. Given that there are different teeth whitening methods available, your dentist can help determine a technique that works best for you. Although teeth whitening is not recommended for patients with thinning teeth, damaged teeth due to trauma, or enamel issues, Pecan Park Dental will be able to provide an alternative solution.

Types of teeth whitening treatments

In-Office Teeth Whitening

A bright, white smile not only provides you with a boost in self-confidence but can open up a number of doors both professionally and personally. In-Office Teeth Whitening at Pecan Park Dental is a quick and affordable way to get the smile that you’ve always wanted.

What types of stains can be removed during in-office teeth whitening?

In-Office Teeth Whitening can remove stains that other whiteners cannot. Coffee, tea, soda, wine, and juice stains are all typically easily removed during an in-office teeth whitening treatment. Also, as you age, you may notice that your teeth have dulled and that your teeth have become yellow or gray. In-Office Teeth Whitening can help to return your teeth to their brilliant white shade and improve your overall oral hygiene.

Is in-office teeth whitening the right option for me?

In-office teeth whitening treatments are safe and effective, making them an ideal option for just about anyone who would like a brilliant white smile as quickly as possible. For patients with mild gum or tooth sensitivity, in-office teeth whitening uses a solution that isn’t absorbed by the teeth as quickly and uses ingredients that help to desensitize the teeth. This form of tooth whitening is considered to be the fastest way to achieve a whiter smile, as well as the safest. If you have a special occasion quickly approaching or just want to look your best without the wait, then in-office teeth whitening is right for you.

What can I expect during the in-office teeth whitening?

The procedure for in-office teeth whitening is relatively simple. First, the teeth are cleaned and examined. After the prep, a resin or rubber material is applied to your gums, in order to shield them from the whitening solution. Then, the whitening gel is applied and kept on your teeth for up to half an hour. Afterward, the gel is removed and another layer of solution is applied if necessary. You will be able to compare your previous tooth shade against your new shade after the treatment has been completed.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

If you have tried over-the-counter at-home whitening products and have been disappointed with the results, or you don’t have time for an in-office whitening treatment, we have a convenient option for you. We offer take-home whitening kits that can only be provided by a licensed dentist.

What are the benefits of at-home teeth whitening?

One of the primary advantages of at-home teeth whitening is that you will be able to carry out the treatments in the comfort of your home. Another benefit is that it is typically more affordable than other teeth whitening options. You can have a brilliant white smile again in a short time, without risking the health of your teeth, given that the solution you will be using is one that is recommended by Dr. your trusted Arlington dentist.

Is at-home teeth whitening the right choice for me?

There are a number of reasons why patients choose to do at-home teeth whitening rather than in-office treatments. If your gums or teeth are extremely hypersensitive or if the stains are too deeply embedded into your teeth, then an at-home whitening treatment would be recommended. We can provide alternative whitening solutions or different concentration levels to meet your needs.

What is the process for at-home teeth whitening?

To obtain your at-home whitening kit, you must first schedule an appointment and have impressions made, which are then turned into custom-fit whitening trays. It will usually take up to a week for these trays to be made. Our office will call to schedule an appointment with you to demonstrate how to properly place the whitening solution into the trays and discuss the details of the at-home whitening treatments. You will typically have to wear dental trays from 30 minutes to an hour each day for two weeks.

How soon can I expect results from at-home Arlington teeth whitening?

Results vary from person to person however, you can expect to see results from the at-home teeth whitening kits in just one week. Some patients who have more resistant stains may take longer to see the results. To ensure that you get the most out of your at-home whitening treatments, it’s recommended to avoid foods or liquids that may cause staining, such as wine, coffee, juice, dark vegetables and sodas should be avoided. The at-home whitening kits can also be used for touch-up purposes once you are through with the initial application.

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