Not many things are more alluring than a bright, white smile. However, our teeth seldom stay as white as we would like them to be without a little professional help.
Fortunately, the best solutions for keeping your teeth white are available right here at our dental office, Alencar Family Dentistry.
What Is a Professional Teeth Whitening Procedure?
A professional teeth whitening procedure is a safe, effective way to revitalize your smile. It is also perhaps the most reasonable and cost-effective cosmetic dental procedure.
The results can be dramatic depending on the whitening method you select.
Professional teeth whitening procedures work better and faster and protect sensitive gums and teeth better than over-the-counter whitening products.
An oral examination is vital before you begin any teeth whitening process. This is to ensure your tooth discoloration is not the consequence of a dental condition in need of treatment.
What Professional Teeth Whitening Methods Are Available?
This method of whitening delivers the quickest results and uses the strongest whitening solutions available.
During the treatment, Dr. O will conceal your gums and tooth-root surfaces with a protective shield to ensure their safety and use a device known as a retractor to keep your lips and cheeks away from your teeth.
Then, he will apply a layer of hydrogen peroxide to the teeth and leave it on for about an hour. Once the gel is removed, the results are noticeable immediately.
If you prefer to do the whitening procedure at home, Dr. O can provide specially designed trays that can efficiently brighten your teeth.
To make the trays, Dr. O will first take an impression of your teeth. Then, he will have two thin, flexible plastic mouth trays tailor-made for you, one for the top and one for the bottom teeth.
You will have to fill the trays with whitening gel at home and then place the trays over your teeth. The trays should ideally be worn for at least 30 minutes every day.
How to Care for Your Whitened Smile?
There are a number of things you can do to make sure the effects of the teeth whitening procedures last as long as possible.
First of all, it is important that you maintain a diligent daily routine of brushing and flossing along with regular professional cleanings here at our dental office. Also avoid foods and beverages that stain, including tea, coffee, and red wine.
Dr. Jayme A. Oliveira Filho at Alencar Family Dentistry can help you get your shiny smile back. Call us today at (757) 546-0301 to schedule your dental consultation and learn more about the teeth whitening treatments we offer.