The easiest way to boost your confidence, give yourself a younger appearance, AND make a memorable impression every time you smile is with whiter teeth.
Most everyone has heard of teeth whitening, but many have doubts or questions that stop them from proceeding through with the procedure. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding Whitening.
What is tooth whitening?
Its a bleaching process that lightens discolorations of enamel and dentin.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Almost anyone. However, there are some cases where the treatment may not be effective. Your dentist can determine if you are a viable candidate for the process. Whitening is ideal for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth, and would like to have a brighter whiter smile.
Is the process SAFE?
YES! Research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth with carbamide peroxide under the supervision of a dentist is safe for teeth and gums. When carbamide peroxide, the active whitening agent contacts water, hydrogen peroxide is released which whitens the teeth. Bleaching does not soften, demineralize or weaken the teeth. In fact, many dentists consider this whitening process the safest cosmetic dental procedure available today.
Are there any side effects?
Some people do experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after completion of the treatment.
Do over-the-counter bleaching products work?
Over-the-counter bleaching products can show results; however, many of the products are too abrasive and can damage the teeth with extended use or misuse. Supervision by your dentist is the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth.
Whitening is an affordable option is cosmetic dentistry. Right now at Valley Dental Group you can get the Nite White Whitening System for $250 and the Zoom whitening for $325! What are you waiting for? You owe it to yourself!