What is in-office Teeth Whitening?
In-office whitening is performed under the guidance of our doctors and staff. The procedure offers visible whitening results with the sensitivity that often comes with at-home whitening. Some patients report that their teeth have whitened by as many as eight shades. If your teeth are stained and severely discolored, you can completely transform your smile with the help of whitening.
Why would you need or want Teeth Whitening?
Whitening is ideal for patients who have stained, discolored and yellowed teeth. Teeth can become stained over time as you naturally age as well as through certain lifestyle habits. Smoking, chewing tobacco, drinking a lot of coffee or eating berries regularly can all have an impact on the way that your teeth look. Discoloration can take away from the natural beauty of your teeth and cause you to feel embarrassed about your smile.
Dr. Arun Garg discusses what exactly teeth whitening is and why it might be a good fit for you.
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What are the benefits of professional Teeth Whitening?
When you have professional whitening done, you won’t need to wear strips or trays for weeks at a time just to receive results. In-office whitening takes about an hour and special gels are used to keep your gums safe from any of the whitening agents. You may want to have your teeth whitened for an upcoming event, such as a wedding or a class reunion. Professional whitening can fit into your budget and is a cost-effective option for people looking for long-term results.
What happens during the procedure for professional Teeth Whitening?
You will come into the office and have a cheek retraction device used to separate the cheeks from the teeth. A hardening gel is applied to the gums to protect them from the whitening agent. The whitening agent is then applied to the teeth and left on for roughly a half an hour. The gel is then removed and a new coat of whitening gel is applied for an additional 15 to 30 minutes. Once finished, you’ll be given aftercare instructions to prevent your teeth from staining. You can expect your whitening results to last for months to years with proper care and maintenance.
If you are interested in professional whitening, we’re here to help answer your questions and get you in for a consultation.
Dr. Arun Garg discusses the procedure for whitening your teeth.
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