A professional teeth whitening treatment produces the fastest, longest-lasting results possible. During your in-office whitening session at Champion Smiles Family Dentistry, the dentist will apply a special bleaching agent to the surface of your teeth. The dentist will then shine a powerful light onto your teeth to activate the bleaching agents within your smile. This powerful combination will break up even the deepest stains on the surface of your teeth and leave you with a whiter smile after just one short office visit!
At-home treatments can take several weeks or even months to work. However, with professional teeth whitening treatment from your trusted dentist, you can typically expect to achieve your desired results in just one appointment. Your dentist can apply a stronger bleaching agent to your teeth, which results in faster results.
When you visit your cosmetic dentist for teeth whitening, you’ll receive custom-made trays that you can use at home to keep your teeth bright between appointments. You can also wear these trays while you sleep for optimal results. These trays are made from impressions of your teeth to ensure a comfortable fit.
Professional teeth whitening is a safe cosmetic treatment for patients of all ages, including children as young as seven. Tooth discoloration can begin at a young age, so many dentists recommend early treatment of this common condition. Although no whitening system is completely safe for all patients, professional teeth whitening is one of the safest cosmetic procedures. Your dentist can recommend the best age to begin this treatment for your child’s smile.
Before the treatment, you will consult a dental professional to discuss your goals and assess your dental health. They will examine your teeth and gums to ensure they are in good condition for the whitening procedure. Any existing dental issues, such as cavities or gum disease, may need to be addressed before proceeding. The dental professional may thoroughly examine and clean to remove plaque, tartar, or surface stains from your teeth. This step ensures that the whitening agent can effectively penetrate the enamel and provide optimal results.
The dental professional may take a shade guide or use a digital shade-matching system to determine the current color of your teeth. This shade will serve as a baseline to track the progress of your whitening treatment. To protect your gums and lips, the dental professional will apply a protective barrier or a gel to prevent the whitening agent from contacting the soft tissues. This helps minimize the risk of sensitivity or irritation. The whitening agent will be applied to your teeth, usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide gel. The dental professional may use a custom-fitted tray filled with the whitening gel and placed over your teeth. A specialized light or laser may be used to activate the whitening gel and enhance the effectiveness of the treatment.
Professional teeth whitening treatments are the best way to remove tough stains from your teeth. To learn more about teeth whitening, visit Champion Smiles Family Dentistry at 1359 Interquest Pkwy Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, or call (719) 3745496.