Teeth whitening is a dental procedure that removes stains and discolorations from teeth. Professional teeth whitening has been shown to remove stains more effectively than over-the-counter whitening kits.
Professional teeth whitening
Professional teeth whitening provides superior results. In-office teeth whitening treatments use a higher concentration of whitening agents than what’s available over the counter. The treatment can be completed in about an hour, giving you immediate results. In-office whitening treatments can be used in combination with at-home whitening products. This type of treatment can whiten teeth up to 8 shades.
Getting your teeth professionally whitened at a dental practice is the safest and most effective way to get whiter teeth. There are all kinds of teeth whitening systems you can use at home, including bleaching trays and strips. However, using these products still doesn’t compare to getting your teeth professionally whitened.
At-home teeth whitening kits
At-home whitening kits are provided by dentists after taking digital impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be sent to a dental laboratory, after which we will provide customized plastic trays for whitening. You could take them home and use them along with a prescribed whitening gel. We will also provide instructions on how to use them.
Laser teeth whitening
Laser teeth whitening, also known as power whitening, is the fastest form of whitening. In just one visit, your teeth can become up to eight shades whiter. Laser teeth whitening is a controlled bleaching process, so unlike the whitening strips you can buy at the store, laser teeth whitening doesn’t use harsh abrasives that can irritate the soft tissues of your mouth. Instead, a laser is used to activate the bleaching solution, making it much more effective.
Are the results permanent?
Teeth whitening treatments are designed to remove the stains that accumulate on our teeth over time. The treatment does not remove stains that have already settled in. So, if you are planning on opting for teeth whitening, keep your smile healthy by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Gherardi and Moore Dental, call (505)-293-6125 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist Albuquerque, NM at 8310 Palomas Ave NE Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87109.