Teeth whitening procedures are used to brighten the appearance of a patient’s smile. According to the American Dental Association, teeth whitening procedures have become some of the most popular esthetic dental treatments among patients throughout the country. Professional teeth whitening services can be performed in an office setting or prescribed for take-home use by a patient. A professional consultation is recommended before you use any whitening system.
Did you know…
that the teeth naturally darken as we age? Furthermore, certain foods, beverages, medications and habits can contribute to a darker, yellowed, or stained smile. However, it is possible to erase years of stains in a single professional whitening session and sustain those results for many years with proper maintenance. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, professional whitening is best maintained by a combination of good oral care and take-home whitening treatments as recommended by your dentist.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
You may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening if you are experiencing discoloration, but otherwise have healthy teeth and healthy gums. Schedule a consultation with a us to find out if teeth whitening could be right for you. Some patients, such as those who are pregnant or sensitive to whitening agents, may not be candidates for professional whitening.
What Should I Expect When I Get My Teeth Whitened?
Prosper teeth whitening consists of a thorough cleaning and polishing of the teeth, with all debris carefully removed. It is important to protect your gums and keep the whitening agent restricted to your tooth surface only. Your results will vary according to the natural shade of your teeth and degree of discoloration, but it is normal for patients to experience a lightening of several shades in a single application.
What Type of Post-Treatment Care is Required After Having My Teeth Whitened?
It is normal to experience some tooth sensitivity following a professional whitening treatment. You may be instructed to avoid consuming highly pigmented beverages and food for at least 24 hours to prevent the teeth from becoming stained again. Examples include tea, coffee, wine, and dark colored foods. There are available prescription or over the counter sensitive toothpastes to lessen the discomfort of tooth sensitivity. Depending on your results and long-term teeth whitening goals, you may need to accomplish several applications.