Are you feeling disappointed by smile imperfections like teeth stains and discoloration? Do you often find yourself hiding your smile? It may be time to consider a professional teeth whitening treatment.
Professional teeth whitening treatments like the ones we provide at Larsen Dental Care in Pocatello, Idaho, are some of the most cost-effective cosmetic dentistry procedures that can instantly give you a dazzling, bright smile and make you feel more self-assured.
At our dental practice, you can choose between in-office professional teeth whitening treatments and take-home whitening kits. Read on to learn all about them.
If you are undertaking the treatment in our office, we will first prepare your teeth after carefully examining them to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. Then, we will make a note of your tooth color so that we can track your progress throughout the whitening sessions.
Next, we will put in cheek retractors and cotton rolls to begin the procedure. A protective layer is positioned over your gums so they are not affected by the treatment.
The next step involves applying a hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth and activating it with laser light. When exposed to the laser, the hydrogen peroxide breaks down, bleaching the discolored tooth enamel. In just under an hour, you will see a whiter, brighter smile.
If you prefer to get your teeth whitened at home, we offer take-home teeth whitening kits. These are also professional-grade whitening products and, therefore, safe and effective.
The at-home tooth whitening treatment involves the self-application of the whitening gel using trays fitted to your teeth. The trays and whitening gel will be provided at our office. This treatment may take longer to show results than the in-office treatment.
Professional teeth whitening usually doesn’t cause any harmful side effects or damage to your teeth. At the most, you might experience mild gum and tooth sensitivity for a short period after the treatment.
Some valuable tips to avoid side effects after teeth whitening are:
If you use the take-home kit, do not exceed the limit for the gel. The whitening material can affect your tooth enamel and cause irritation and sensitivity.
Contact Larsen Dental Care to learn more about our teeth whitening services. You can find us at 950 Hospital Way STE B, Pocatello, ID 83201, or by phone at (208) 233-7007.
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