Brightening your smile with quality teeth whitening
While flossing and brushing regularly might be an effective way of maintaining your oral hygiene and keeping your teeth white, many people still end up experiencing discoloration or yellowing of their teeth over time. According to a survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists, a whopping 90% of the participants expressed a desire to improve their smiles with the help of teeth whitening.
However, a majority of the people had several concerns and doubts with regard to teeth whitening procedures. Not anymore! With the assistance of an experienced team of professionals and the latest cutting-edge technology at Arden Park Dental Care, you can rest assured that you are going to get quality teeth whitening.
Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a low-risk procedure, and therefore it is suitable for a wide range of patients. Candidates for teeth whitening typically have mild to moderate discoloration, and have a desire to improve their smile and restore a brighter appearance to their teeth. Your first step would be to schedule a consultation at Arden Park Dental Care and get a full oral examination to determine whether teeth whitening will work well for you.
How does teeth whitening work?
While there are a plethora of over-the-counter treatment options such as whitening toothpaste, whitening pens, floss strips, and mouthwashes for restoring the natural appearance of your pearly whites, they are only sparingly effective in the long run. The procedure offered at Arden Park Dental Care uses one of the best and most long-lasting methods of teeth whitening for resolving stained and discolored teeth.
The first step of the teeth whitening procedure is for the dental hygienist to clean your teeth and gums. This will ensure that food particles, bacteria, and tartar do not interfere with the power of the bleaching agent. Next, your dentist will apply the whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. It is important that the whitening solution does not come into contact with your gums. To help with this your dentist will typically place a protective barrier over your gums. The gel will remain on your teeth for a prescribed amount of time. Depending on which treatment you receive, a specialized light may be used to activate the whitening agent. Most treatments are performed in intervals. When the treatment period is over your dentist removes the whitening gel and this procedure is repeated as necessary until the desired outcome is achieved.
Professional teeth whitening is a wise investment. Not only will it have noticeable results for your appearance and self-confidence; your whiter smile can positively affect other people’s perception of you. The procedure is meant to enhance your facial features and natural beauty. After treatment, you may be more willing to smile and express your emotions in public. As a result, this can have important benefits in your relationships, both social and professional.