Teeth whitening is a dental treatment performed to remove discoloration and stains on the teeth. It helps the patients achieve bright and radiant teeth that enhance their smiles. At Parklane Family Dental, the dentists advise and perform teeth whitening as an efficient method to whiten the teeth.
Advantages of Teeth Whitening
- Teeth whitening enhances the confidence of the patient regarding their smile.
- It reinforces better dental health in patients.
- The process provides long-lasting results with good dental care.
- Teeth whitening is a speedy procedure that can be performed in one appointment.
- It can be personalized according to the requirements of the patient.
Teeth Whitening Procedure
The dentist begins the teeth whitening procedure through a consultation. The patient can communicate and choose the shade of white that needs to be attained through the process. The teeth are then cleaned and polished before the actual whitening process. A gauze pad is then placed to dry the teeth completely. A retractor is also used to protect the other parts of the mouth from coming into contact with the whitening agent.
The dentist then coats the teeth with the whitening agent and leaves them on for 15 minutes. Light activation can be used to increase the effectiveness of the whitening agent. The dentist repeats the procedure to attain the shade of white specified by the patient. After the process, the patient is provided a mouth rinse that helps to reduce teeth sensitivity. Some dentists also advise fluoride application after the treatment.
Patients who prefer to perform the teeth whitening procedure at home will require personalized take-home-trays. They can discuss this option with their dentist.
Aftercare for Whitened Teeth
The dentist will advise the patient to follow good dental care at home, which can help provide long-lasting results. Food that contains artificial colors should also be avoided as it can stain the teeth. Smoking has a detrimental effect on dental health, and ingredients like nicotine and tar stain the teeth. Regular brushing and flossing of the teeth help to maintain good dental hygiene. It avoids the discoloration of the teeth and keeps the teeth radiant.
Teeth Whitening is an effective dental procedure that can aesthetically improve the smile of a person.
Parklane Family Dental, located at Fort Smith and Rogers, AR, has modern technologies and the best dentists who can provide in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments. Call us at (479) 782-0080 (Fort Smith), (479) 273-0004 (Rogers), or (479) 484-0777 (Fort Smith) and book a consultation to know more about teeth whitening and other dental care services we offer.