How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

correa-whiteningIf you suffer from discoloration, then you need treatment to brighten your smile. While you could try strips or special toothpastes, the most dramatic results typically require professional teeth whitening. How does teeth whitening work? Can anyone obtain a brighter smile with our cosmetic treatments?

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

Question: Can I brighten my smile from home?

Answer: Yes! We will send you home with a set of customized trays and a powerful bleaching gel. You will fill the trays with gel and wear them for about an hour each day. After one to weeks, you should see optimal results, with your smile brightened by multiple shades.

Question: How does in-office whitening work?

Answer: Yes. This option can be completed in a single visit and doesn’t lead to tooth sensitivity. We apply a bleaching gel to the teeth and activate the gel with a special light. The stains are then lifted form the surface of the teeth, brightening your smile in one sitting.

Question: Can my teeth be too stained for professional teeth whitening?

Answer: In some cases, yes. Intrinsic stains form below the enamel and can be difficult to remove with traditional whitening. However, we can mask them with porcelain veneers. We place a series of thin, lifelike restorations onto the surface of the teeth, masking discoloration.

Question: How do I keep my smile bright?

Answer: You can use your remaining gel and your trays to perform touchups down the road. In addition, you can brush and floss daily to limit the amount of plaque that accumulates on your teeth. We also suggest having your teeth cleaned once every six months. If you have any questions about teeth whitening, then please contact our office today.

Call Prisma Dental in Frisco, TX Today!

At Prisma Dental, patient satisfaction is our first and foremost goal, and it shows in the friendly, personalized service we provide. Dr. Correa will take the time to get to know you personally and ensure that your treatment plan is tailored to your unique dental needs. To schedule an initial consultation and examination with Dr. Correa, call Prisma Dental in Frisco, TX today at (972) 668-7398.

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