Daily oral hygiene habits like brushing and flossing are important for your oral care, but they cannot fully prevent teeth staining. Certain foods, drinks, medications, and even age can cause teeth staining and discoloration.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening, one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments, uses a concentrated whitening solution, typically hydrogen peroxide, to remove stains and discoloration from the teeth. It’s safe, easy, and affordable.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening treatments, either done at home or in-office, are fast, non-invasive, and convenient. They brighten the color of your teeth by several shades. Having a bright smile will improve the appearance of your smile and boost your self-esteem.
Teeth Whitening Options
There are a variety of teeth whitening options available nowadays, from toothpaste to professional teeth whitening. Which option is best for you will depend on your situation.
Professional teeth whitening treatments offered by dentists in-office or customized for at-home use provide dramatic results that you can’t get with over-the-counter solutions.
Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening is a treatment performed in a dental office to improve the appearance of a person’s smile. Professional whitening uses a higher concentration of whitening agents than over-the-counter products, which results in a faster and more effective whitening experience.
After cleaning your teeth, the dentist in Oklahoma City, OK will place a protective barrier on your gums and will use a rubber dam to isolate your teeth. Next, a bleaching agent will be placed on your teeth, and a laser will be used to activate the whitening agents. As the bleaching agents are activated, they remove stains from the surface of your teeth. The procedure is repeated until the desired whitening level is achieved.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Our dentist also offers at-home whitening kits for more convenience. These kits include customized trays and a special, highly-concentrated whitening gel. The customized trays ensure more comfort and efficiency, and even results.
Schedule an appointment today at J. Russell Danner, DDS in Oklahoma City by calling 405-749-1676.