Teeth whitening is a great way to quickly improve the appearance of your smile and boost your confidence in a short amount of time. At ProCare Dental, we perform the procedure by applying a bleaching solution to the surfaces of your teeth to help remove stains, discolorations, and yellowing from the surface of your teeth. This can also help to remove minor surface stains on your enamel.
If your teeth are significantly discolored or yellowed, you may require a professional cleaning before beginning your whitening treatment. Our dentist can help you determine the best course of treatment based on your oral health.
The Different Types of Teeth Whitening Procedures
This procedure is done at the dentist’s office and usually requires only one visit. A protective gel protects the gums and lips, while a bleaching solution is applied to the teeth to whiten them. In some cases, a laser may be used to enhance the effects of the treatment.
Patients are given trays like mouthguards customized to fit their teeth. The trays are filled with a special bleaching agent that a patient wears for a predetermined amount each day. Some patients prefer this option because they can do it in their homes without others knowing. This option is also much less expensive than in-office whitening. The downside is that the at-home products usually aren’t as strong as those applied in a dental office, so the treatment takes much longer to see the desired results.
The Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Having white and bright teeth can significantly impact your self-esteem and confidence. You tend to smile and laugh more often when you feel good about your appearance. This translates to a better quality of life overall as well.
When your smile looks better, you’ll feel much better about how you look. This can translate into a boost in self-confidence and the ability to project a more positive image to others.
Better Oral Health
A discolored smile can indicate poor dental hygiene habits. This is often simply because the teeth are stained from foods and drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, or soda. A whitening treatment will reverse these effects and help to improve your oral health in the process.
The most obvious benefit is the noticeable aesthetic improvement to your smile. For the best dental care tailored to your particular needs and to learn more about teeth whitening, visit ProCare Dental at 1377 E 3900 S #202 in Salt Lake City 84124 or call (801) 278-2817.