The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Posted by Dr. Lee on Apr 9 2023, 10:51 PM

Teeth whitening is an aesthetic procedure that uses bleaching agents to whiten and brighten a patient’s smile. When patients come to our dentists at Del Mar Family Dental Care & Orthodontics for teeth whitening, they first undergo a thorough dental exam. The dentist will check the patient’s gums and teeth to ensure they are a suitable candidate for teeth whitening before providing the patient with further details about the treatment process. Once the dental exam is complete, the dentist will clean the patient’s teeth to remove any plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of the teeth. After the cleaning, the dentist will apply a particular whitening solution to the surface of the patient’s teeth. The solution will penetrate the enamel of the teeth and break up any staining that has occurred over time. Ultraviolet light will activate the whitening key and help it penetrate the enamel more easily. This professional-strength whitening solution will help patients achieve and maintain a whiter and brighter smile after their in-office appointment.

Why Whitens Teeth?

There are many reasons why a person might want to have their teeth whitened. Most people want whiter teeth because they want to improve their smile. Your teeth's appearance significantly impacts your self-confidence and self-esteem. Having a smile that you are proud of may make you happier and more satisfied with your life overall. Other people may want teeth whitening to feel better about their appearance. Whatever your reason, many benefits can come from whitening your teeth.

When you whiten your teeth, you improve your smile's appearance. Besides making you look more attractive to your partner or others, you will feel more confident with your appearance. This increased confidence can positively affect many aspects of your life, including your career and relationships.

The Types of Teeth Whitening

In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatments

Professional teeth whitening treatments use a powerful bleaching solution to remove deep-seated stains from your teeth. The treatment can be done with most cosmetic dentistry services, such as bonding, veneers, and more. Depending on the severity of the stains you are looking to get rid of, you may require several in-office whitening sessions. Typically, these treatments can be completed in as little as one hour, and you can expect results to last over a year—or even longer sometimes!

Over-The-Counter Kits

At-home whitening treatments can be affordable alternatives to professional whitening treatments in many cases. These treatments involve using a peroxide-based gel to whiten the enamel of your teeth, which you can do at home on your schedule. Although cheaper, at-home whitening treatments take longer to produce noticeable results, in most cases, you will only notice a difference after two weeks of consistent treatment.

In addition to these aesthetic benefits, there are also health benefits associated with routine teeth whitening. For more information, visit Del Mar Family Dental Care & Orthodontics at 797 Peoria St. Unit A, Aurora, CO 80011, or call (303) 577-0062.

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