Super popular, teeth whitening is an easy and effective process that helps brighten your smile, removing any stubborn stains for a shiny, more radiant result. The process of professional teeth whitening has evolved, with several options for patients to consider. Regardless of product or process, the steps to professional teeth whitening are fairly straightforward. It’s always a good idea to book a consultation before scheduling your teeth whitening appointment.
Here’s what to expect when you come to Crown Dental for professional teeth whitening…
In Favor of In-Office Teeth Whitening
Although there are plenty of products on the market that promise to whiten your teeth — quickly, affordably, overnight, easily, etc. — the most effective way to whiten your teeth with lasting results is to opt for in-office bleaching. Expect to spend anywhere from 60-90 minutes in the chair while Nancy applies whitening agents.
Results are immediate, but patient-dependent. In some cases, the severity of the stains might require more than one visit to realize better results. How much better? Again, it varies from patient to patient, but generally three to eight shades whiter than before the whitening agent was applied.
It’s not just the severity of but the type of stain that impacts how effective professional teeth whitening can be. There are two kinds of stains: extrinsic and intrinsic. Stains marking the surface of the tooth are extrinsic and result from consuming certain types of food or drinks, like tea, coffee, and red wine. Another culprit is smoking or the use of tobacco products.
On the other hand, intrinsic stains are found under the tooth’s enamel. These stains result from natural processes, like aging, which can cause the enamel to thin, thereby showing more of the yellow dentin.