Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure performed to lighten teeth. At Dieterlen Dental, teeth whitening is used to help lighten the natural shade of your teeth. Teeth whitening can benefit the appearance of your smile by removing stains and discoloration. Whitening your smile is a quick and effective way to enhance the appearance of your smile.
Types of Teeth Whitening
- Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening refers to teeth whitening treatments that are done in the dental office. Your dental hygienist will use a whitening gel or a paint-on teeth whitening product such as Opalescence Boost. Once applied, these professional products break up stains, dissolve them, and then reveal your whiter, brighter smile.
While many people prefer an in-office whitening experience, it is possible to whiten teeth at home. However, this type of whitening will take much longer to achieve the desired results. Patients can use at-home whitening kits to brighten their smiles. These dentist-provided kits contains whitening gel and customized trays. Patients fill their trays with the whitening gel and wear the trays over their teeth. Each tray should be worn for 30 minutes to one hour every day or every night until the desired outcome is reached.
The Benefits of Teeth Whitening Procedure
A whiter smile is more attractive and can help you look younger. If your teeth are stained due to age or coffee, ask your dentist about teeth whitening. In addition to making your smile look better, a whitening treatment can also improve your oral health. That’s because stain-causing bacteria can be removed from your teeth.
- A More Youthful Appearance
Diet and lifestyle habits like smoking or drinking coffee or wine can cause the teeth to turn yellow over time, making you look older than you really are. Teeth whitening is a quick, non-invasive way to dramatically improve the brightness of your smile. The treatment can also reduce the yellowing of your teeth, giving you a more youthful appearance.
- More Professional Opportunities
Whiter teeth can present you as a more professional person. Your smile will be the first thing people notice about you, so it’s important to make a good impression. Your bright smile could open doors to meeting high-level professionals that could bring you professional growth.
Teeth whitening can also prevent tooth sensitivity. Sensitivity can be caused by cavities or tooth enamel that has been worn away by acids produced by bacteria on your teeth. By removing deep stains and whitening the enamel, the acid-producing bacteria might also be removed, thus preventing sensitivity.
Many people who have their teeth whitened find that their eating habits change for the better. If you whiten your teeth, you are more likely to eat healthy fruits and vegetables. After all, it is easier to bite into an apple when you have white teeth.
Get in touch with Dieterlen Dental at 3015 E. 91st Street, Tulsa, OK 74137, or call (918) 299-2400 to learn more about the perks of professional teeth whitening.