Teeth whitening is a relatively simple, safe, and effective way to improve your smile. Most teeth whitening systems utilize a form of hydrogen or carbamide peroxide to bleach away stains and other discolorations. The end result is a brighter, whiter smile, with no damage to the enamel or existing dental work.
The ideal shade of white is based on each patient’s individual preference. Some patients may want to achieve a “Hollywood” white smile, while others may prefer a more subtle effect. Once patients have achieved their desired new shade, it is important to note that a minimal amount of maintenance will be necessary to maintain the new shade. When you choose teeth whitening in Irving, your dentist will be glad to guide you through this process.
No whitening method can be considered permanent. A slight amount of rebound or reversal can be expected with the use of any system. Of course, professional whitening products are typically more predictable, using a stronger concentration of whitening solution. Choosing professional teeth whitening can ensure that you receive your desire result, and those results are generally longer lasting, when compared to over the counter whitening products.
Your dentist will recommend the whitening products most appropriate for you. This recommendation can be based on the results that you wish to achieve, the potential for tooth sensitivity, and your previous dental history.
Once you have achieved the shade that you desire, you will be educated on how to maintain your bright, new smile. You may want to minimize your exposure to the foods and drinks that are known to discolor the teeth. This includes coffee, tea, red wine, and dark fruit juices. Proper plaque control and routine dental visits can also preserve your smile.
Repeating the whitening process, or touching-up, is a safe and accepted practice. According to the shade that you wish to maintain, and depending on your homecare habits, your dentist will advise you on the frequency of your touch-ups.
By following your dentist’s instructions, both in the office and at home, you can expect to enjoy your brighter smile for quite a while. If you have been considering teeth whitening, call our office to schedule your appointment right away.