A professional teeth whitening treatment is often the most effective option for brightening your smile. These treatments come in two forms: at-home kits or in-office treatment. The at-home kits typically include custom dental trays and professional-grade whitening gel. In-office whitening is considered the most effective as it is performed under the supervision of the dentist.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Before this treatment, our hygienist or dentist will thoroughly clean the teeth to remove the plaque and tartar deposits. Next, the whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide will be applied evenly to the teeth and allowed to stay for a few minutes. During this time, the gel will bleach the staining particles and make the teeth look whiter.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
You can achieve a brighter smile in the comfort of your own home with customized whitening kits. The trays are created from a mold of your teeth and designed to be as comfortable as they are effective. The whitening gel, which contains hydrogen peroxide, is applied for 30 minutes a day or overnight. Patients will see results after just a few days.
Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products
Over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening products contain lower concentrations of carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, which bleaches the teeth by loosening the bond between the tooth and the stain. OTC whitening systems are cheaper than professional whitening treatments, but the results are not as dramatic.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Laser whitening can improve the brightness of your teeth by as much as eight shades after a single treatment. Laser whitening offers fast, effective results, often within as little as 30 minutes. Laser whitening works by breaking up stains on your teeth and bleaching away discolorations to restore the natural brilliance of your smile.
Before beginning a whitening treatment, the dentist will clean your teeth. This removes plaque and tartar, which can irritate the gums and cause sensitivity. Our dentist can also recommend fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash, which can help prevent or treat sensitivity issues.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Paramount Dental Care, call (561) 844-7735 or schedule your consultation online. You can also visit us at 400 Executive Center Drive #103, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.