Professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to refresh your smile. Teeth whitening treatments can remove many types of stains and discolorations, as well as brighten teeth that have become dull over time. Your skilled dentist at Lantern Dental in Dallas, and DeSoto, TX, can help you decide if teeth whitening is right for you.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening treatment is performed right in the dentist’s office and is also referred to as chairside bleaching. It is the fastest and safest way to whiten your smile. It only takes about an hour to whiten the teeth several shades and many patients only need one treatment to achieve the desired results. Also, your new, whiter smile can last for as long as five years before additional whitening treatments are needed.
Having your teeth whitening at the dentist’s office is as simple as sitting back and relaxing while the whitening gel does all the work. Before applying the whitening gel, the gums are first protected by applying a special gel or using a rubber shield to prevent contact with the whitening gel. Once the gums are protected, the whitening gel is carefully brushed on the teeth. The gel is left on for about an hour, during which time a special light helps enhance the effectiveness of the bleaching agent. The gel is wiped off after an hour and your smile will be noticeably whiter.
Benefits of In-Office Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening performed at our offices in Dallas, and DeSoto, TX, offers numerous benefits. Other whitening options are available, such as over-the-counter products, but the quickest and safest way to achieve professional results is with in-office treatments. One of the reasons in-office whitening provides superior results so quickly is that the whitening gel used by dental professionals contains a high-concentration bleaching agent.
In-office treatments are also safer than other methods because they are performed by experienced and highly skilled dental professionals who take precautions to protect sensitive areas, such as the lips and gums. Additionally, over-the-counter products could contain abrasive substances with the potential to wear away tooth enamel, which increases the risk of developing tooth infections and decay.
Some primary benefits of in-office teeth whitening include:
- Treatment only takes about one hour
- The fastest way to brighten your smile
- The safest way to whiten your teeth
- Effectively brightens dull teeth
- Removes or lightens stains and discolorations
- Results could last for up to five years
In-office teeth whitening can deliver a whiter and brighter smile in just one treatment. Whether you want to quickly and safely eliminate stains and discolorations or brighten a dull smile, teeth whitening could be right for you. Schedule an appointment to learn more about professional in-office teeth whitening by calling Lantern Dental in DeSoto, TX, at (972) 274-9300. We are also located in Dallas, TX, and can be reached at (214) 374-7100.