At Dream Smiles Dental, teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can give you a whiter, brighter, and more attractive smile. It's ideal for healthy teeth who want to eliminate stains or discoloration on the enamel. Numerous over-the-counter products can be used for teeth whitening; however, many don't produce the desired results. Professional teeth whitening uses more vital bleaching agents than you'll find in drugstore products. This makes teeth whiter and more brilliant than possible with OTC whitening treatments. In-office whitening treatments are fast, easy, and convenient. It works by removing stains and discoloration from your teeth using bleaching agents. These agents contain hydrogen peroxide, which breaks down into water and oxygen when exposed to light and heat. Oxygen enters the enamel of your teeth and breaks apart the molecules that cause discoloration.
Types of Teeth Whitening:
- In-Office Teeth Whitening
A dentist or dental team member performs this procedure in a dental office. A high-concentration bleaching gel is applied to the teeth, and a special light or laser may activate the whitening agent. In-office whitening typically produces immediate and noticeable results.
- At-Home Teeth Whitening
At-Home Teeth Whitening involves using custom-fit trays or over-the-counter whitening products to perform the treatment at home. The trays are filled with a lower-concentration bleaching gel and worn for a specified period, usually a few hours each day or overnight, for several days or weeks.
For the best dentist in Georgetown TX or to learn more about our dental services, visit Dream Smiles Dental at 1950 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown 78626, or call (512) 863-2303.