Teeth whitening can make a big difference in the beauty of your smile in only a few hours. Because it can make such a big difference so quickly, and at such a low cost, teeth whitening is our favorite way to spruce up your smile.
The Teeth Whitening Process
The process to whiten teeth differs based on what kind of whitening you choose to do. If you choose to have professional teeth whitening done with us it will require two appointments. During the first appointment, we will take an impression of your teeth so that we can craft a custom whitening tray for you to wear.
On the second visit to our office, you will pick up the tray and all instructions about how to whiten your teeth. We will make sure that the tray fits your teeth perfectly and provide you with the whitening agent. Typically, the instructions will require you to wear the tray a few times a day for a few hours at a time. You can also sometimes opt to wear the trays at night if you wish.
Over-The-Counter Vs. Professional Teeth Whitening
Lot’s of dental products today contain “whitening” agents and it's very alluring to believe that you can whiten your teeth while you brush. You are going to brush your teeth anyway, why not whiten them at the same time? Generally speaking, these OTC whitening methods don’t whiten teeth noticeably and take so much time to see significant results that you probably won’t be happy with them.
Caring for Your Whitened Teeth
Tooth sensitivity following professional teeth whitening is normal. The discomfort will stop fairly quickly following treatment, lasting a few days at most. It is important to remember that teeth whitening isn’t a permanent procedure and to get the most out of your whitening, you should brush and floss regularly. Also, to prolong the whitening effects, stay away from foods and drinks that are known to stain teeth like coffee, tea, wine, and some berries.
Things Whitening Won’t Work On
If you have fillings, crowns, or other dental restorations, teeth whitening will not affect them. Teeth whitening only works upon your natural teeth.
Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Appointment
If you have any questions about teeth whitening, or if you are ready to schedule your appointment at our Woodland dental office, please call us today at (530) 206-9211.
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