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Oct
23

Whitening Options to Brighten Your Smile

Posted in Teeth Whitening

Smile whitening is a great way to enhance the naturally appearance of your teeth, without having to go through restorative types of cosmetic treatments. Professional whitening methods remove deep-set stains from inside of the tooth, causing them to look multiple shades whiter than before. There are typically two different types of whitening offered by dentists:

In-office Laser Whitening

This one hour teeth whitening treatment is one of the fastest ways to jump-start your way to a whiter smile. During your treatment a protective barrier is placed over your lips and gums, and a highly concentrated whitening gel is brushed onto the teeth. Treatment is accelerated by exposing the gel to a bright light, which causes stain particles to break up more quickly. The gel is then rinsed away and re-applied, 2 or 3 more times, with the entire process taking about one hour to complete. You’ll walk out with an entirely brighter, whiter smile. 

Custom Whitening Trays

A professional teeth whitening tray allows closer contact of whitening gels, producing even results across your entire smile. Only a small amount of professional grade gel is needed, because it is so effective. The tray is worn for about one hour per day for 10-14 days, when full results are typically seen. 

Regular Cleanings to Keep Your Smile Fresh

Preventive cleanings keep your teeth clean and also remove surface stains that can re-stain your teeth or make them look discolored. Everyday stains like coffee or tea stain are easily polished off so that you can re-touch your whitening once you go back home, and have results that last for years.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Joyce Ma, Prime Dental Care

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