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Teeth whitening refers to a variety of processes that aim to make someone’s natural teeth appear brighter and whiter.

Many different teeth whitening products are available. Professional teeth whitening — under the supervision of your dentist —will provide dramatic and noticeable results.

Teeth Whitening Services

Here at Elegant Dental Center, we offer at-home teeth whitening, as well as in-office professional teeth whitening.

Benefits Of In-Office Dental Whitening

In-office cosmetic teeth whitening offers the following benefits:

  • Quicker results. You can leave the dentist’s office with teeth that are several shades lighter than when you walked in.
  • Customized treatment. Over-the-counter whitening kits provide one-size-fits-all results. With in-office cosmetic teeth whitening, you and your dentist can talk about what whitening results you are seeking for a customized treatment.
  • In many cases, people use over-the-counter teeth whitening kits incorrectly, and the resulting sensitivity can be uncomfortable. Your dentist will take steps to ensure that gums and soft tissues are protected from the whitening gel, so you’ll have less sensitivity after the procedure.
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Dental Whitening Procedure

There are several steps involved with the professional dental whitening procedure:

  1. Before having your teeth professionally whitened, we recommend that you have your teeth cleaned to remove surface stains and built-up tartar and plaque. This will help ensure better whitening results.
  2. Pre-whitening. Your dentist will record the current shade of your teeth.
  3. Drying out the mouth. To keep saliva from interfering with the dental whitening process, your dentist will use retractors and gauze pads to keep your cheeks and tongue away from your teeth and the whitening gel.
  4. Coating and activation. The gel will be applied to the front of your teeth and left to sit there for a certain period. Your dentist may use a bleaching light or laser to activate the whitening solution.

How to Care for Your Teeth After Whitening

After going through the teeth whitening process, most people wish to protect their results for as long as possible. The first 24 hours after the procedure are particularly important. So, it is crucial that you avoid food and beverages that can cause staining and avoid smoking or using tobacco products. Maintaining oral hygiene and regular dental visits are crucial for longevity of treatment.

If you are interested in whitening, please give us a call at elegant dental Center to schedule your free consultation today!