Everyone wants a smile that is sparkling and beautiful, but achieving and maintaining this can be tricky for many. While we keep our teeth and mouth clean by brushing and flossing regularly, maintaining the initial whiteness of our teeth is another feat entirely. Aging, medications, foods, or even injuries can cause discoloration and stains that will persist, and this is where teeth whitening is necessary. At Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS, we help our patients restore their brilliant smiles and confidence with our professional teeth whitening procedures.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure done to brighten the smile of a patient by removing stains or discolorations from their teeth. It is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in dental practices today. When done professionally, it gives satisfying results in a short period while reducing all the hassle of side effects as the process is monitored and done to suit the patient personally. There are many ways in which patients can have their teeth whitened, and we have some of them explained below.
Also known as power whitening, this type of teeth whitening employs the use of special lasers to quicken the bleaching effect on your teeth. If you are looking for a fast solution for your teeth whitening, laser teeth whitening gets you quick results through its laser bleaching process. When performed by our professionals, it is quite safe. First, our team applies a shield to hide and protect your gums. Then, we will go ahead to coat your teeth with the bleaching product which has hydrogen peroxide as an active ingredient.
The laser light is carefully focused on your teeth to speed up the whitening process. Our professionals will ensure that the intensity is regulated to minimize any side effects and sensitivity. Once completed, you will be amazed by the results, but you may need another appointment for more desiring results.
LED or Zoom Whitening
Zoom whitening is a tooth whitening procedure that is similar to laser whitening. The laser lights are replaced with special LED lights to accelerate the whitening process. With zoom whitening, the procedure takes less time and is relatively cheaper when compared to laser whitening, although the results will differ. After preparing your mouth for the whitening procedure, our professionals will apply a special gel to your teeth. Then an LED light is focused on your teeth to quicken the process. This process is done three times, and then we apply a protective gel once completed.
Another teeth whitening option is the use of our professional teeth bleaching kit, which you can take home. Once you are assessed and recommended for this type of whitening by our professionals, your teeth and mouth will be measured to create a customized set of trays that are similar to mouthguards for you. Then our team starts this process so that you can see how it is done, and complete them at home at your convenience.
While getting your teeth whitened is great to improve the quality of your smile, it is best to get it done professionally. The intensity will be controlled, and your gums and mouth will be properly protected. If you are considering a safe teeth whitening procedure, you can schedule a consultation with us at Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS today, by calling us at (346) 250-2930.