Many patients want to improve the look of their teeth, but don’t know where to start. Teeth whitening provides a minimally-invasive treatment option for patients looking for a quick procedure to enhance the appeal of their smiles.
Should I Brighten My Smile?
Over a lifetime of eating and drinking stain-causing foods and beverages, teeth become discolored. While brushing regularly promotes healthy teeth by removing bacteria, plaque, and surface stains before they can become an issue, toothpaste alone fails to significantly brighten teeth enough to warrant a noticeable change.
Teeth whitening done by professionals has improved with the advancements in dentistry as well as grown in popularity over the years. Many patients turn to teeth whitening products to significantly improve the look of their teeth at an affordable cost, when compared to other extensive cosmetic treatment, such as veneers. Many patients attribute a boost of confidence to improving the aesthetics of their smiles.
How does it Work?
Professional teeth-whitening treatment works below the surface of enamel to break down stains and brighten teeth by several shades. Patients have the option to choose in-office or take-home treatment, depending on their preferences and what their dentist may offer.
Types of Teeth Whitening
In-office treatment involves light-activated materials applied to dental enamel in order to bleach teeth. This method usually can be completed through one session, oftentimes even under an hour. Patients prefer this method for same-day results
Take-home options, while slightly more time consuming, allow patients to directly control the amount of teeth-whitening material applied to teeth. Patients prefer this method for its versatility and convenience.
Over-the-counter teeth whitening, while not as powerful, can still be utilized to gently brighten teeth a few shades. Individuals choose this method for its affordability.
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Patients looking to brighten their teeth quickly can look forward to whitening treatment that enhances the beauty of their smiles.
For more information about teeth whitening, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gabriel Polo, call our office or visit our cosmetic dentist in The Woodlands, TX.