Cosmetic Dentistry

Stained Teeth? Greet the New Year with Teeth Whitening

Jan 15 • 2 minute read

What do you hope to accomplish in the New Year? If you are interested in making a change in your appearance, we’ve got a wonderful suggestion — professional teeth whitening. Only when you partner with your dentist will you benefit from the safest, most dazzling results under close supervision by a professional who knows what’s best for your teeth. What’s more, the results are revealed in a single visit! Keep reading to learn about in-office teeth whitening and how it can transform your smile.

The Benefits of Professional Whitening

There is no shortage of methods for revealing whiter, brighter teeth, but nothing works as well or as safely as professional-grade whitening. You may notice some improvement when you use a whitening toothpaste, and at-home white strips or other bleaching kits can make a difference. However, partnering with your dentist will ensure you get the most out of your investment in your beautiful smile.

Safety is another consideration. Patients who use over-the-counter whitening kits are at-risk of overusing or abusing them in their quest for whiter teeth. Unhappy with the results after their treatment is complete, many people continue to use them for too long — and that puts the tooth enamel in danger of erosion and extreme sensitivity. Also, a one-size-fits-all treatment rarely fits all. Leaving your gums exposed to the bleaching solution can result in painful burns or injuries on your sensitive periodontal tissue.

When you visit your cosmetic dentist for a professional whitening treatment, you receive a customized treatment completed with your unique smile in mind. Your dentist can make special considerations for sensitivity as needed to whiten as comfortably and effectively as possible.

How Whitening Works

To whiten your teeth in-office, we will recommend beginning with a cleaning to make sure we are starting off with a clean slate. When we are ready to begin, your dentist or hygienist covers up your gums, lips, tongue, and all your soft oral tissues and applies the special bleach to the surface of the teeth. It is then activated under a special light for a few minutes at a time. After about three light applications, the treatment is complete — and you’re the proud owner of a dazzling smile!

Are You Eligible?

Just about everyone can benefit from a professional teeth whitening — even teens, especially after they have had braces removed. Patients who have gum disease or extremely sensitive teeth, however, may need to avoid professional teeth whitening. Your dentist will evaluate your teeth and oral health to determine whether or not this treatment is right for you and your smile. If you can benefit from professional teeth whitening, we look forward to getting started right away!

Meet the Dentist

Dr. Robert W. Bryce is a general, restorative, and cosmetic dentist providing superior dental care. As a Sterling dentist also serving surrounding areas, he is the professional our area turns to for superior dental care. To learn more or to book a visit for professional teeth whitening, you are invited to contact the office by phone at 571-223-6221.

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