When the outer layer of your tooth, called the enamel, becomes discolored or stained, it’s referred to as intrinsic staining. This is the type of stain that teeth whitening cannot remove. You can rely on professional whitening treatments to remove extrinsic stains on your teeth resulting from eating and drinking things like coffee, tea, red wine, and soda. Professional whitening offers more lasting results than over-the-counter whitening products because the treatment is more concentrated and penetrates the tooth's surface. Patients may need more than one treatment before their teeth reach their desired shade level. A professional cleaning kicks off the process by removing debris from the surfaces of teeth. Then, the whitening gel is applied to teeth, and a laser light is shined on them to activate the whitening agent in the gel at Bencaz Family Dentistry.
Professional Whitening Vs. Over-the-counter Whitening Products
Unfortunately, store-bought whitening products are just that – store-bought! The materials and ingredients used to make these products are cheap and don’t contain the highest quality bleaches to give you the desired results. Additionally, even if your teeth did whiten, the materials could be harmful and abrasive on your teeth.
Our professional teeth whitening treatments can give you results you can’t achieve at home because of the higher quality of the materials we use and the specialized techniques we employ to ensure the bleach stays on the teeth and doesn’t seep down into your gums. These treatments are safer for your teeth as well. Although you may experience tooth sensitivity hours after treatment, this will disappear as your body gets used to the bleaching agents.
The Benefits Of Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is an excellent cosmetic solution for patients who want to improve the appearance of their smiles and enhance self-confidence. The best way to know if teeth whitening is right for you is to visit our office for a consultation with your dentist. During your appointment, we will thoroughly examine your teeth to determine the cause of discoloration and recommend the most appropriate treatment. In some cases, we may recommend other cosmetic procedures besides bleaching for the best results.
If you are a good candidate for teeth whitening, we will likely recommend having your teeth bleached professionally in our office. Professional teeth whitening will provide better results than at-home treatments and reduce your risk of tooth sensitivity. Our dentist can also talk to you about aftercare, what to do if you experience some sensitivity to the bleach during treatment, and how to reduce this discomfort.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that brightens and lightens the color of your teeth. To learn more about teeth whitening, visit Bencaz Family Dentistry at 130 N. Hummell Street, Denham Springs, LA 70726 or call (225) 665-2417.