Benefits of Teeth Whitening
There are many benefits associated with choosing a whitening treatment from your dentist over an over-the-counter solution. First and foremost, it is much safer to have your teeth whitened by a professional than it is to use a one-size-fits-all bleaching product.
Over-the-counter products are relatively unregulated, and many of them contain abrasive ingredients that can damage the enamel of your teeth if used for prolonged periods of time. Additionally, using these products can result in uneven whitening or damage to the soft tissues of the mouth, such as the gums or cheeks.
With professional whitening treatments, we can monitor your progress and ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. We can also provide you with the tools and instructions you need to safely maintain your results once you leave the office. When you come into our office for in-office whitening, you can enjoy immediate results after a single one-hour appointment. These effects can last up to several years with proper oral hygiene and routine cleanings.
Professional whitening treatments can also address many common causes of tooth discoloration, such as staining due to genetics, aging, medications, or tobacco use.
How Long Does It Take a Professional to Whiten Teeth?
At Dental Nook, the entire in-office teeth whitening procedure lasts roughly one hour. During the procedure, we cover the gums and coat the teeth with a whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide for a period of 10 to 15 minutes. Then, it is rinsed off. This procedure is repeated till the teeth become bright and stain-free. Results from our teeth whitening procedures are almost immediately apparent.