In-office teeth whitening is one of the most popular and effective cosmetic dental treatments used to improve the appearance of a smile. Professionally supervised, teeth whitening is safe, quick and comfortable. And because in-office teeth whitening treatments use a professional-grade whitening with a higher concentration of active ingredients than over-the-counter whitening products, you can expect whiter, brighter teeth. In fact, you can whiten your smile up to eight shades in an hour!
If dull or yellowed teeth are preventing you from smiling or feeling confident, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Cobblestone Park Family Dental. Drs. Jennifer and Cory Chambers are pleased to offer professional teeth whitening at their Oklahoma City dental practice.
Candidacy for Teeth Whitening
Ideal candidates for professional teeth whitening treatment are individuals who have stains or discolorations due to:
- Drinking or eating dark-colored beverages and foods (e.g., coffee, red wine, tea, beets, tomato sauce)
- The natural aging process
- Certain medications like antibiotics and tetracycline
- Trauma to the mouth
Keep in mind that teeth whitening works best on natural tooth enamel. Dental restorations — including tooth fillings, crowns or veneers — cannot be whitened. In addition, dental health issues like cavities and decay must be addressed before teeth whitening. Our dentists can determine your candidacy during a dental examination and evaluation of your cosmetic needs and goals.
Laser Whitening Procedure Details
An in-office teeth whitening procedure can be completed in approximately one hour. Before treatment, our team will thoroughly clean your teeth. We will place a rubber shield over your gums to protect them from the whitening gel, which will be applied evenly over the teeth. The whitening gel will then be activated by a laser light which will work to break up the stains and discolorations into smaller pieces and make the teeth appear lighter. This process will be repeated several times until the desired look is achieved. The benefit to an in-office teeth whitening treatment is that it is professionally supervised. A member of our team will be present at all times and can adjust the strength of the whitening gel to provide safe treatment while delivering the desired results.
Treatment is virtually painless although some temporary tooth sensitivity after your session is possible.
How to Ensure Best Teeth Whitening Results
Your whiter, brighter smile can last for many years, so long as you take care of it. You should limit dark-colored foods and drinks that are known to stain teeth, and have your teeth regularly examined and cleaned by our team.
In addition, our team may provide you with a take-home whitening kit consisting of custom-made trays so you can touch up your lighter smile. You may also schedule additional appointments in the future if you wish to lighten your teeth for special events like weddings or reunions.
Schedule a Laser Whitening Consultation
To learn more about teeth whitening and how it can help transform your smile and confidence, schedule a consultation with Cobblestone Park Family Dental. Contact us by calling (405) 603-8520 today.