Teeth whitening is the process of removing stains from teeth to make them look whiter and brighter. There are many methods of teeth whitening. The most common is using a hydrogen peroxide-based product in a gel, paste, or tray that is applied to the teeth.
Advantages of Teeth Whitening
-Teeth whitening is one of the fastest and easiest ways to improve your smile. It’s safe, effective, and non-invasive
- It improves the whiteness and brightness of your teeth.
- It removes stains and discoloration.
- It improves the health of your gums.
- It prevents cavities and gum disease.
- It strengthens your teeth.
- It improves the appearance of your smile.
Teeth Whitening Procedures Explained
The most popular teeth whitening treatment remains the in-office procedure. Our doctor will apply a bleaching agent to your teeth, then shine a bright light on them to accelerate the whitening process. Patients typically need a few treatments in order to completely whiten their teeth.
Laser Teeth Whitening
A laser is used to activate the whitening gel. A laser beam penetrates the surface of the teeth and breaks down the stains within. The laser also accelerates the bleaching process, which is why laser teeth whitening is typically faster than other techniques.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
While in-office teeth whitening treatments are the fastest and most effective way to brighten your smile, at-home whitening kits are an alternative option for patients who prefer whitening treatments that can be performed at home. These kits include custom trays that perfectly fit their smile. The trays are used to apply whitening gel to the surface of the teeth. Patients wear the trays for a designated period of time each day. Some patients see results after the first treatment, while others require multiple treatments to achieve noticeable results. Patients should talk to their dentist about which whitening treatment is best for their lifestyle.
Professional Teeth Whitening
After your dentist applies a special bleaching agent to your teeth, the bleaching agent remains on your teeth for a certain period of time. During this time, the bleaching agent breaks down the stains on your teeth. Multiple appointments may be necessary to whiten your teeth to your desired shade.
To learn more about our dental services or to schedule your appointment with our Dentist in Colorado Springs CO, call us at (719) 374-5496 or visit our dental office located at 1359 Interquest Pkwy Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.