How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
There are lots of teeth whitening products out there, but they all use the same active ingredients, known as “peroxides.” When peroxides contact surface stains on your teeth, they react violently and “snap” the bonds that hold the stains in place. This “bleaches” the tooth, restoring the natural brightness of your enamel. With teeth whitening from ConfiDent Smile Studio, you can reverse stains and discoloration, and love your smile once again.
The Benefits Of Teeth Whitening in Dallas
Teeth whitening offers very fast results, and it’s one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments. The process is also completely pain-free and non-invasive, so it’s a great choice for patients with dental anxiety.
The results are spectacular, too. In just one appointment with Dallas dentists Dr. Ken Nwankwo and Dr. Leslie Powell, you can reverse years of yellowing and stains and feel proud of your smile once again. You’ll look younger and feel more confident, and you’ll never have to hide your teeth when you laugh, smile, or speak around others.
The Teeth Whitening Treatment Process in Dallas
Before you get teeth whitening in Dallas from ConfiDent Smile Studio, you’ll need to come to our office for a consultation with Dr. Ken or Dr. Powell. Your dentist will examine your teeth, discuss your smile with you, and help you explore all of your options for enhancing your grin.
In-office whitening offers fast results, and is great for special occasions. Dr. Ken or Dr. Powell will take steps to protect your gums and oral tissue, then apply a powerful whitener to your teeth and activate it with a UV light. Then, he will rinse the whitener away, and repeat this process until your smile reaches your desired brightness.
With take-home whitening, you can treat yourself in the comfort of your own home. You’ll come to ConfiDent Smile Studio, and we will take impressions of your teeth. Then, he will use these to create a set of custom-fitted whitening trays. You’ll come back to pick up your custom trays and a set of whitening products. Then, you’ll whiten your teeth at home for about an hour a day for 2-3 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?
Yes. It’s very common to experience some tooth sensitivity after your teeth whitening treatment at ConfiDent Smile Studio. The good news is that this will go away within a few days as your teeth remineralize and recover from teeth whitening. To manage sensitivity after whitening, you can take steps like brushing with Sensodyne or another anti-sensitivity toothpaste, avoiding really hot and cold foods and drinks, and taking over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Do Take-Home And In-Office Whitening Offer The Same Results?
Yes. Professional take-home whitening kits and in-office whitening offer identical results, and both can brighten your smile significantly. The major difference between these two treatments is the time it takes to restore the brightness of your smile. In-office whitening can whiten your teeth by 5-10 shades in just one appointment. In contrast, it may take 2-3 weeks or longer to see maximum results with take-home whitening. So, while you’ll get the same results, take-home whitening takes longer to reach maximum effectiveness.