Do you wish your teeth were a little whiter and brighter? If so, you aren’t alone. White teeth are arguably the most desirable dental attribute of the decade, and teeth whitening is the most common dental procedure in the world. There are several reasons why we want bright, white teeth.

  • White teeth are considered more attractive and could make us seem more attractive to those around us.

  • White teeth look healthier and give the impression that we take pride and care in our appearance.

  • People with white teeth are believed to be happier and more successful in life.

There are many different products that claim to be able to improve the color of our teeth, many of which are available online and over the counter. However, the results that they provide are often mediocre and short-lived. The only way to obtain superior and long-lasting results is to opt for professional teeth whitening. We are delighted to offer professional teeth whitening services at our office in Chelsea, AL.

What's Involved In Professional Teeth Whitening?

Professional teeth whitening is a simple and effective, non-invasive procedure. This means that there is no need for any anesthetic, and you shouldn’t experience any pain. Once settled into the chair, special mouthguards will be placed inside your mouth. Their purpose is to protect the soft tissue lining the inside of your cheeks, your tongue and gums from coming into contact with the bleaching agent. This is important since the bleaching agent can cause them to become irritated and sore. Once these are in place, a high-grade bleaching agent will be applied across your teeth. Since we have a perfect view of your teeth and mouth, we can ensure that the application of the bleaching agent is extremely consistent – something which will improve the overall result of the process. After the bleach has been applied, a special light is placed onto the teeth. This light causes a chemical reaction on the surface of the teeth that breaks up stains and discoloration and lightens the teeth. At the end of the session, the bleaching agent is cleaned away and you can go about your day as normal.

Exactly how many sessions of whitening you will need will vary depending on your individual circumstances, but most patients can achieve the shade that they desire in far fewer sessions than are needed when using over-the-counter products.

What Makes Professional Teeth Whitening Superior to At-Home Products?

There are several reasons why professional teeth-whitening is considered superior to at-home alternatives.

  • A higher strength of bleach can be used, meaning better and faster results.

  • Professional application means that there are fewer risks and less irritation to gums and other soft tissues.

  • Even application by professionals ensures a consistent color across the breadth of your smile.

  • The results of professional teeth whitening are longer-lasting than those of at-home products which often require continued use to maintain them.

If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, professional whitening can transform their appearance and give you greater confidence in your smile. To find out more, or to schedule a consultation for this popular service, contact our dental office in Chelsea, AL today.