Have you been contemplating an in-office teeth whitening procedure but are unsure if it’s right for you? Perhaps you are wondering if whitening your teeth at home with an over-the-counter product is the way to go. At the Hamptons Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we have helped countless patients restore their confidence and willingness to smile with teeth whitening at our North Dallas office. In this blog post, we share some of the benefits you can expect with in-office teeth whitening.
Results are Immediate
Teeth whitening at our office takes no more than an hour. No additional treatments are needed although we may provide you with easy-to-use whitening trays so you can touch up your new smile at a later time. In contrast, whitening your teeth using over-the-counter products requires several sessions. This means you may need to use them for several weeks or even months before you see noticeable results.
Up to Eight Shades Lighter
In-office teeth whitening has the ability to lighten teeth up to eight shades while most over-the-counter whitening products are only able to lighten teeth one to two shades. Most store bought teeth whiteners can only treat light tooth stains. Teeth whitening performed in a dental office uses a higher concentration of peroxide gel, meaning it can treat stubborn stains and provide more noticeable, stunning results.
A teeth whitening treatment performed by a trained and experienced dentist or hygienist takes the guesswork out of lightening your teeth. At Dr. Hampton’s office, we take several measures to ensure your procedure is a safe, effective and comfortable one. First, we will cover your lips and gums to protect them from the bleaching agent. Second, we will modify the strength of the peroxide gel to obtain the level of whitening desired. Modifying the bleaching strength also helps avoid discomfort (i.e., tooth sensitivity) during the procedure. All you have to do is sit back and relax while our staff and the bleaching agent do all the work.
Boost in Self-Confidence
It’s not uncommon for individuals with yellow or stained teeth to be embarrassed about their smile, to the point where they hide it or become very self-conscious. The unwillingness to smile can affect their everyday lives, including how they are perceived by others and how they interact with people around them. If a discolored or yellow smile is holding you back from feeling your best, teeth whitening performed quickly and effectively in our office can change all that. Having your teeth whitened can encourage you to present your smile and yourself to the world — more confidently than ever before.
To learn more about teeth whitening, please contact The Hamptons Family & Cosmetic Dentistry and schedule a consultation.