A beautiful smile looks great on people of all ages. Many young adults want to improve the way their smile looks in order to feel comfortable in professional environments and boost their social networking. Natural tooth shades come in a variety of colors, and teeth whitening is a safe and effective treatment for teens and young adults to improve the way their teeth look.
Take-home whitening trays uses custom molded treatment trays that hold professional strength gel along all surfaces of the teeth, giving even results that are more dramatic than anything available over the counter. The end results of professional home whitening is just as significant as in-office whitening, but in the convenience and flexibility of your home. Most people need to wear the trays once a day for 7-14 days for full whitening results during the first treatment.These custom trays can be used for years, and you can get gel refill syringes from your dentist at anytime for a relatively small fee.
In-office tooth whitening is a one-hour procedure that speeds up the whitening process and lets patients walk out of the office with a white smile on the very same day. Like home whitening, the treatment uses a highly concentrated gel, but is accelerated thanks to a professional grade light available in the dental office.
The effects of whitening can be maintained for years. Using a touch up kit from your dentist a couple of times each year is enough to keep your teeth whiter and brighter even with the stains that food or age can bring on. Ask your dentist about giving whitening as a gift for your recent graduate (and maybe even yourself while you’re at it!)
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Dental Associates
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