How Much Can Teeth-Whitening Really Accomplish?

Some people put off asking their dentists about teeth-whitening because they aren’t sure whether or not it’s actually effective. Even if their teeth are noticeably stained, they don’t want to invest in a treatment that may not improve their smiles. Fortunately, professional teeth-whitening can accomplish more than you might realize, especially if you’ve never undergone whitening treatment before. Today, we examine why teeth-whitening is so popular and effective, and why we offer a variety treatment options to fit your specific needs.

How It Actually Works

Teeth-whitening is unique compared to other cosmetic dental treatments because it doesn’t require any preparation or changes at all to your tooth structure. On the contrary, it’s a topical solution that you or your dentist can apply to the surfaces of your teeth. Its purpose is to break up the molecules and staining deposits that affect the appearance of your teeth, which typically cling to the semi-translucent enamel that surrounds your teeth.

Why You Have Options

For optimal results, we offer a choice of teeth-whitening options that include in-office treatment, which can be completed in a single visit, or a take-home kit that you can apply at home. During in-office treatment, your dentist will carefully apply the bleaching agent to your teeth, making sure to protect all surrounding oral tissues. Then, the gel can be activated with a special light that stimulates it into removing staining deposits at a highly accelerated pace. If you prefer to apply the treatment at home, then your dentist can custom-design a set of trays that fit over your teeth. The trays allow you to apply the gel evenly to your teeth for a couple of hours each day.

Find Out What Teeth-Whitening Can Do for Your Smile

With customized teeth-whitening treatment, you can accomplish more for your smile than you may have realized with optimal comfort and convenience. To learn more, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Colonial Verde Dental building, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.