Teeth whitening procedures are used to brighten the appearance of a patient’s smile. According to the American Dental Association, teeth whitening procedures have become some of the most popular esthetic dental treatments among patients throughout the country, including Las Cruces. Professional teeth whitening services are prescribed for take-home use by a patient. In comparison to over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments, professional whitening uses stronger whitening agents that deliver faster and more effective results, using a custom-fit tray.
Before and After
Did you know…
that the teeth naturally darken as we age? Furthermore, certain foods, beverages, medications and habits can contribute to a darker, yellowed, or stained smile. However, it is possible to erase years of stains with professional whitening and sustain those results for many years with proper maintenance. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, professional whitening is best maintained by a combination of good oral care and take-home whitening treatments as recommended by your dentist.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
You may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening if you are experiencing discoloration, but otherwise have healthy teeth and healthy gums. Schedule a consultation with our office to find out if tooth whitening could be right for you. Some patients, such as those who are pregnant or sensitive to whitening agents, may not be candidates for professional whitening.
What Should I Expect When I Get My Teeth Whitened?
Las Cruces teeth whitening consists of taking an impression of your teeth. A custom-fit tray will be fabricated for you. You will receive bleaching solution to put in the tray and wear for 30-60 minutes a day. This process takes approximately 2 weeks or until the desired shade is achieved.
What Type of Post-Treatment Care is Required After Having My Teeth Whitened?
It is normal to experience some tooth sensitivity following during professional whitening. We will give you a special fluoride toothpaste to use during the whitening process to help with sensitivity. You may be instructed to avoid consuming highly pigmented beverages during the process to prevent the teeth from becoming stained. Examples include tea, coffee and wine. You may need to periodically use the custom-fit tray with bleaching solution to keep your teeth at your desired shade.