In-office teeth whitening (bleaching) is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures performed today. At Hamptons Dental, experienced North Dallas dentist Dr. Darian Hampton regularly meets with patients who are embarrassed by dull or yellow teeth and wish to brighten their smile with teeth whitening. Many of these patients are curious to find out what benefits an in-office whitening session holds over at-home whitening treatments. Dr. Hampton breaks down the benefits of professional in-office teeth whitening in this blog post.
Treatment is Quick
Treatment with over-the-counter teeth whitening products like whitening strips and trays typically require weeks (or even months) of usage in order to achieve noticeable results. On the other hand, a professional teeth whitening session generally lasts no more than one hour. You will notice your results immediately after treatment. This means that in as little as an hour, you can lighten your teeth up to eight shades!
Treatment is Custom-Made for You
Over-the-counter teeth whitening strips and products don’t give you much control over the degree of whitening. In contrast, a professional in-office whitening treatment allows you to choose a degree of whitening for your teeth. Whether you want to go just a couple shades lighter or have especially stubborn tooth stains or discoloration, a teeth whitening treatment performed in-office gives you the luxury of choice in how light you want to go.
In-Office Teeth Whitening Is Safe
While at-home teeth whitening is safe, in-office whitening is the safest way to whiten your teeth. Your in-office whitening treatment will be supervised by an experienced dental professional who can ensure that your teeth and gums are safe and comfortable at all times. Our dental team will control the degree of bleaching in order to minimize tooth sensitivity. We will also cover your gums with a shield protector in order to safeguard them from the bleaching agent. Following treatment, our dental team will be available to give you tips and instructions on how to care for your lighter smile so that your results can last for years to come.
Learn More about Teeth Whitening (Bleaching) with Dr. Hampton
At Hamptons Dental, Dr. Darian Hampton uses a high-concentration peroxide gel to help patients achieve a lighter smile safely and quickly. If you are interested in whitening your smile, please contact Hamptons Dental and schedule an informational consultation with us.