White teeth have long been the sign of a healthy smile. Not only do they drastically improve your overall appearance, studies have also connected white teeth to a person seeming more successful, attractive, and popular. And now, teeth whitening has never been simpler, with in-office treatment options guaranteed to be fast, safe, and comfortable.
Considered a lunch hour procedure, everything from laser treatment via the Zoom system to a dentist-grade teeth bleaching session can instantly remove years of stains from your teeth. For that matter, just start with your six-month regular cleaning and go from there. Our hygienist can recommend the safest way to whiten your teeth.
Professional Teeth Whitening Makes Such a Big Difference to Your Smile
Professional teeth bleaching is custom-designed to give you the best possible results. In-office procedures work faster than at-home treatments, and the two approaches can be used in tandem under your Phoenix dentist’s directions.
However, do keep in mind that everyone has a different “whitest white.” Nobody’s teeth are naturally completely white. Real teeth have various shades of ivory and even blue hues in them.
A reputable dentist will help you achieve your whitest white. Everybody’s teeth respond differently to various whitening treatments. Some of the most popular in-office procedures include:
- Laser treatment. For many teeth bleaching patients, laser whitening offers much better results. It takes no more than 30 minutes from setup to completion, and the results are instantaneous. Some patients do experience sensitivity, which can be combatted with special toothpaste prior to the procedure.
- Professional grade teeth bleaching. This takes at-home teeth bleaching and kicks it up several notches. Only a dentist is trained and educated on applying these very intensive treatments. It’s perfectly safe when handled by a professional. As with similar procedures, sensitivity may be experienced.
Sensitive Tooth Troubles
Sensitive teeth is the number one side effect of whitening. That’s why you should talk to your dentist if you have sensitive teeth already or have experienced sensitivity while whitening in the past. For that matter, if you are just worried about potential discomfort, talk to your dentist or hygienist. There are many ways to combat bleaching-induced sensitivity. Brushing with a desensitizing toothpaste for two weeks before the procedure can make a big difference. Taking an over the counter pain-killer may help, too.
Desensitizing toothpaste contains potassium nitrate, stannous fluoride, or strontium chloride. For patients with extremely sensitive teeth, there are even prescription toothpastes available. All work by numbing the nerves. Sensitive teeth can be caused by teeth-grinding, acidic foods, or just sheer bad luck thanks to genetics. Fortunately, there are many ways to combat this problem to make your appointment pain-free, comfortable, and even enjoyable.
Professional Alternatives and Supplements to Teeth Whitening Phoenix
At Sky Dental, you’ll always get straight answers about what treatments can do for you and what else may be needed for superior results. Sometimes even the most professional bleaching treatment will not restore the white smile you desire. Fortunately, there are supplements and alternatives that you can discuss with your Sky cosmetic dentist.
Dental bonding is an excellent way to fix broken, chipped or cracked teeth. It can cover up the imperfection and allow the teeth whitening process to do the rest. Another example is dental crowns. This treatment can also turn a bad tooth into a beautiful one. On a related note, when you have cavities filled, remember you can ask for a white amalgam instead of the usual black.
Veneers are the way to get a Hollywood smile that lasts for years. These are resin or porcelain covers that are permanently affixed. This alternative is especially good for people in high-level positions or who are entertainers. For those whose teeth are damaged by diseases or medications, this is a nice way to get back the white smile they want. Most of all, it’s the ultimate smile makeover. It covers up every imperfection and discoloration. Plus it lasts about 15 years or more!
Get back the original, bright smile you love with professional bleaching and other dental care. Call us or use our online appointment system to schedule your treatment.