How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
There are a number of teeth whitening products you can use to achieve a brighter, whiter smile. Many products are available over the counter at most supermarkets and pharmacies and you don’t even need a dentist’s prescription. However, these methods aren’t very effective, especially if you have deeper stains.
At Dean Dental Solutions, we offer a more effective and efficient way to brighten your smile that at can be done in the comfort of your own home. These dentist-prescribed at-home teeth whitening kits have a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which makes them more effective than over-the-counter teeth whitening kits. Our teeth whitening kit comes with custom-fitted dental trays so that the whitening gel can remain on the surface of the teeth longer and protect the gums from the gel, preventing gum irritation. It’s easy to use and you can generally see improvements within hours, where over-the-counter methods can take up to several weeks to see results.
What Are Teeth Whitening Products Made Of?
As previously mentioned, all teeth whitening products use a peroxide—typically carbamide or hydrogen peroxide—as the active ingredient that penetrates the enamel of the tooth to eat away at the foreign compounds responsible for the stains.
What Do Teeth Look Like After Teeth Whitening?
Naturally, teeth look brighter and whiter after any whitening procedure—especially a whitening procedure under the supervision of a dentist.
However, it is important to note that depending upon the color of the stains (yellow, brown, grey, etc.), and the type of treatment used, results of your whitening procedure will vary.
Why Do People Get Their Teeth Whitened?
Teeth whitening is perhaps the most popular dental cosmetic procedure in the United States (thousands of people type “how to make teeth whiter” into Google every day!), and people have their teeth whitened for a variety of reasons. Some of the more common reasons for undergoing a teeth whitening treatment are:
Improving self-esteem and confidence
Enhancing physical attractiveness
Professional or career advancement
Achieving a more youthful appearance
Preparation for camera-laden occasions (weddings, graduations, notable birthdays, etc.)
How Long Will Teeth Whitening Treatment Last?
The results from any teeth whitening treatment are not permanent, but a treatment supervised by a trained dental professional will last longer. Depending upon your lifestyle and the frequency of your exposure to certain staining substances (cigarettes, coffee, red wine, etc.), the effects of your whitening procedure should last between two and twelve months.
How Long Does it Take to Get Your Teeth Whitened?
If you are to choose an over-the-counter product, it could take days to weeks to see results.
If you decide to do a whitening treatment with the team at Dean Dental Solutions, your teeth can be whitened in as little as an hour.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Absolutely. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a number of teeth whitening treatments for use in dental offices and for sale over-the-counter. If you are worried about the safety of teeth whitening, it’s best to get your teeth whitened under the supervision of a dentist, where there’s a far lower chance of over-exposing your teeth to peroxide and damaging the enamel.
Who Should Have Their Teeth Whitened?
Anyone who has ever asked the question “how to make your teeth whiter” or anyone who wants a brighter, whiter, more beautiful smile, should have their teeth whitened. Men and women of all ages and from all walks of life come to Dean Dental Solutions to have their teeth whitened on a regular basis.
What Is the Best Teeth Whitening Method?
At Dean Dental Solutions, we recommend the Opalescence Teeth Whitening System, and their line of products, especially:
Opalescence Go™ prefilled whitening trays pair professional strength teeth whitening with unrivaled convenience…
With whitening trays hand sculpted to fit your smile, Opalescence™ PF take-home whitening offers a customized professiona…
What Is Opalescence Go?
Opalescence Go is a teeth whitening system that consists of pre-filled, disposable trays that can be taken anywhere—in other words, Opalescence Go makes on-the-go teeth whitening easy. Using Opalescence Go, you should have a brighter, whiter smile in as little as five to ten days.
What Is Opalescence PF?
Opalescence PF is a take home whitening option. It includes a set of trays and a whitening gel that the patient will load into the trays for daily use. Like Opalescence Go, several flavors are available. The trays used in Opalescence PF are custom-made, ensuring that all teeth are whitened fully and effectively.
What About Teeth Whitening Strips?
Most of the over-the-counter teeth whitening strips available through your local pharmacy are limited in what they can do for your smile. For that reason, Dean Dental Solutions only recommends a carefully selected teeth whitening strip—Sheer White! Sheer White! whitening strips are easy to apply, adhere to teeth with ease, and don’t leak while they’re being worn.
As far as dental strips go, they’re the most comfortable whitening strips on the market, and can be worn for up to two hours at a time. Used properly and regularly, Sheer White! whitening strips will leave you with a brighter, whiter smile in just a few weeks.