When you’re looking for a quick and efficient way to brighten your smile and increase your self-confidence, teeth whitening is often the way to go. However, if you have never undergone a professional teeth whitening procedure, you may be a bit skeptical about the safety of such a procedure.
Some people say that whitening treatments lead to teeth sensitivity and gum damage. However, these risks are significantly reduced when you choose an in-office whitening treatment or a professional-grade at-home treatment. When you use over-the-counter whitening treatments, they can be applied incorrectly. In addition, they are not custom-fit to your mouth, leading to much of the product sitting on your gums. For a safe and effective whitening treatment, visit Star Care Dental serving residents in and around Glen Mills.
In-office whitening treatments are more extensive than an at-home whitening kit, and because of this, the results are longer-lasting, not to mention safer. You can expect the dentist to apply the whitening solution to the teeth during the treatment process and cure it with a UV light/laser. Depending on the treatment, there may be multiple rounds of bleaching. Overall, you should expect the in-office whitening process to take roughly 60 to 90 minutes.
When you leave the dentist’s office, you will be provided with numerous tips on how to preserve your whitening treatment. That can range from using whitening toothpaste to avoiding staining substances like red wine, soda, coffee, dark sauces, etc., especially the first several days after the treatment.
Another way you can help preserve the whitening treatment and for touch-ups is to invest in an at-home whitening treatment kit. This kit features custom-fit trays designed to fit your mouth perfectly, as they are made from impressions of your teeth. That ensures that the whitening solution reaches the surface of your teeth evenly while staying away from the gums.
If you would like to learn more about safe and effective teeth whitening treatment, contact Star Care Dental in Glen Mills to make an appointment with Dr. Hema Nair, your teeth whitening dentist. Call (610) 569-0509 to schedule an appointment.