The goal of bleach is to lighten the appearance of your teeth. Foods, drinks, tobacco, and aging can cause stains. At George J. Karr, DDS, we perform in-office bleaching by applying the whitening solution directly to the teeth after the gums have been protected with a shield. In-office treatments are the fastest method to brighten your smile. But to maintain that brightness, remember to always practice good oral health habits to keep your teeth looking bright. Dentists recommend brushing twice daily for two minutes at a time with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Also, daily flossing is essential to prevent plaque from building up between teeth and the gum line. Practicing these good habits will put you on your way to a bright, beautiful smile!
Who Would Be Suitable for Teeth Bleaching?
Anyone who wants a whiter, brighter smile is a good candidate for teeth whitening. Whitening is only suitable for some, though, because if a tooth is stained from certain substances or medications, whitening may not be effective. Some patients may find their teeth sensitive to hot and cold food or drinks. Talk to your dentist to see if bleaching suits you and which type is best for your teeth.
How Does Teeth Bleaching Work?
Your dentist will first examine the condition of your teeth and let you know if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening treatments. If you are, your dentist will apply a protective gel to your gums as a barrier between the bleach and your soft tissues. They’ll then apply a professional-strength whitening agent to the surface of your teeth. You can typically expect to leave the office with significantly whiter teeth than when you arrived! However, some patients may experience tooth sensitivity during the treatment, but this should fade quickly after the procedure is complete.
The Advantages of Teeth Bleaching
Teeth bleaching has many benefits, including improved personal hygiene and a better smile. It can make your teeth look whiter and more vibrant, enhancing your overall appearance. You can feel more confident showing off your smile than before undergoing the treatment. Several factors determine the results of teeth whitening treatment. The desired shade of white, the level of staining on your teeth, and the type of whitening treatment all impact the results you’ll see. If your teeth are severely discolored or damaged, they may need additional procedures first. Talk to our dentist about teeth whitening and which options are best for you.
Contact George J. Karr, DDS, at 1590 NW 10th Ave #400, Boca Raton, 33486, or call (561) 368-9966 today to set up an appointment to learn more about your goals and options for improving your smile. For the best-looking smile, visit our dentist regularly and maintain a strict oral hygiene routine at home.