Professional Teeth Whitening
Whiter, brighter teeth for Orlando.
In recent years, different types of teeth whitening have increased in popularity. Although teeth are typically mostly white, did you know that tooth enamel color can come in many different shades? Especially over time – your enamel can become discolored or stained. Tooth discoloration can occur for multiple reasons out of your control including injury or illness.
Research was conducted asking individuals what they would like to improve most about their smiles. The most common answer in this study was that people wanted whiter teeth (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry).
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, nearly 90% of patients asked about teeth whitening treatments. So you’re not alone if you have been thinking about whitening your teeth lately.
How does teeth whitening work?
Teeth whitening is actually simpler than you might think. It all depends on the product you chose and if you decide to whiten your teeth professionally by your dentist or at home.
Whitening products utilize one of the following tooth bleaching ingredients: carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. These chemicals help break tooth stains into smaller pieces and reduce the color concentration which helps make your teeth look brighter.
Professional teeth whitening
Getting your teeth professionally whitened is done inside a dentist’s office. These types of whitening treatments are much stronger than at home treatments because the solution contains more peroxide. This option can change your tooth color faster than at-home methods.
Professional whitening typically only takes about an hour. Your gum tissues are covered with a protective gel or a thin sheet of rubber to help protect your mouth from the peroxide. In conjunction with the peroxide, occasionally a laser or light will be used.
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What is the difference between at-home whitening and professional teeth whitening?
There are many differences between professional teeth whitening and at-home whitening. It all depends personally on the type of results you want to achieve as well as your overall oral health.
The time it takes to whiten your teeth at the dentist’s office versus whitening them at home is significantly different. Professional teeth whitening takes about 1-2 hours at the office but will lift the shade of your teeth up to 8 times whiter. On the other hand, at home treatments require you to whiten about 1-2 hours per day for multiple days or weeks for your teeth to turn 3-6 shades whiter.
On average, at-home whitening kits cost about $50, whereas professional teeth whitening are about $300* or more. In terms of professional teeth whitening, many people find that it’s more beneficial because the whitening occurs faster and is completed in one sitting. Versus at-home whitening kits, people may experience inconsistent results depending on your oral health and your teeth.
Professional whitening can penetrate deep below the surface of the tooth which in turn will help your teeth stay whiter, longer compared to at-home treatments.
If you find yourself interested in professional whitening or even at-home whitening, call to schedule a consultation with us today. We can help you determine which method is the best for you!
Does teeth whitening work on all teeth?
Sadly, whitening doesn’t work on all of your teeth. Thus, it is very important to talk with your dentist to identify the right option for your teeth. Some teeth whitening systems do not correct all types of discoloration and staining. Typically yellow teeth bleach better than brown teeth. Brown and gray teeth might not respond to the chemicals as well as yellow teeth do.
It’s also important to note that whitening doesn’t work on caps, crowns, veneers, fillings, or other dental appliances. If your teeth are discolored due to trauma or medication, bleaching your teeth may not be effective.
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