Your smile creates an immediate, visual impact on the people you come into contact with on a daily basis. A whiter smile gives the impression of youth and vitality and can make a dramatic difference in your appearance as well as restore confidence. It is no wonder that professional in-office teeth whitening is the most cosmetic dental procedure used in the United States today. There are many in-home whitening systems used that incorporate a low-dose bleaching agent that produces less than average results and can cause sensitivity due to the exposure of frequent whitening. In-office whitening takes place under careful monitoring by a professional which allows for a safe and controlled use of a high concentration of a bleaching agent. The results are immediate, achieving a brighter and whiter smile.
The Teeth Whitening Procedure
The procedure is simple and effective. Your dentist will start by applying a protective gel on your gums or a rubber shield to protect the gum tissues. They will then apply a bleaching agent directly to the teeth. Depending upon your dentist’s preference, a special light or laser will be used to enhance the action of the whitening agent.
Your Teeth Whitening Results
The degree of whiteness will depend on the condition of your teeth. Yellow-hued teeth will most likely bleach well. Brownish colored teeth may not bleach as well and grayish-hued teeth may not bleach at all. Make sure you speak to your dentist before deciding to whiten your teeth to know what the end results will be. Teeth whitening is safe and carries no serious risks or side effects. However, you may experience mild tooth sensitivity or gum irritation after bleaching. If this occurs your dentist can prescribe a gel or mouth rinse that will aid in reducing the sensitivity.
Choosing The Right Professional
It is important that you choose a professional dentist that has been educated in administering the high concentration of bleach and can safely monitor your procedure. Dr. Barkhordar is among the highest qualified to administer your teeth whitening procedure. You will feel comfortable knowing that Dr. Barkhorder specializes in teeth whitening and remains knowledgeable on the cutting edge procedures developed to make your smile the best and the brightest.