With the increased popularity of home teeth whitening kits, many still have no idea that a dentist also provides teeth whitening as well as knowing which products to use. At Smile Dental Care, you will achieve a whiter smile through the many methods currently available. We can provide teeth whitening for you during one of your regular dental exams.
With the number of whitening possibilities, you still need to be aware that possible scams and products claiming to whiten your teeth will always be present. This is why having a dentist perform your teeth whitening will always be a safe bet. Not only do our dentists know the right products to use, but which ones will be effective and which will not.
Occasionally, the reason why teeth lose their whiteness is because of the huge amount of staining that occurs. When drinking beverages such as coffee, wine, or tea, the teeth will easily stain. Luckily, good polishing is all that is needed on top of a good toothpaste for whitening. Either our dental hygienist or dentist will provide the cleaning during your scheduled cleaning appointment.
Use of Hydrogen Peroxide
If the staining is a deeper issue, then you will need a whitening that will penetrate deep into the surface in order for a change in color to take place. For this, oftentimes hydrogen peroxide will be our go-to choice. With the use of hydrogen peroxide, it is considered due to its higher concentration than what is normally available for home use. The higher concentration will allow the teeth to whiten from within. A product that many dentists use is known as Opalescence Boost. With this, the main ingredient is a gel that contains close to 40% hydrogen peroxide, ultimately whitening the teeth.
Another ingredient known as potassium nitrate will then be used to keep the enamel strengthened, prevent cavities, and decrease sensitive teeth. After mixing, the mixture will turn red so that proper placement is made and then removed afterward. A great advantage to using the Opalescence Boost is that there will be only one visit needed in order to achieve whiteness. It is a great choice and very safe to use.
Teeth Whitening Gels
Combining a whitening gel along with a boost of ultraviolet light is a great way to activate whitening particles within the gel. This means the patient will not need to spend as much time in the dental office as before.
Having been around for decades, the laser is still considered new in the dental field. This is due to it finally being considered a safe alternative to effective whitening. The laser will be implemented to activate a gel containing hydrogen peroxide, which will complete the whitening process. In most cases, a laser will be able to whiten teeth to over 10 shades whiter.
Knowing Where to Look for Teeth Whitening
Being able to find the best whitening available does not need to be difficult. That is why when you contact Smile Dental Care at 872-266-2202 today, you will have the best option available.