Many patients in search of pearlier whites turn to over-the-counter strips or whitening gels only to get disappointing results. Prescription-strength gels applied via custom-designed trays unique to the patient’s mouth offer an upgrade, but it can take several days to achieve the desired effect. Patients who are facing an unexpected job interview or blind date can’t rely on at-home teeth whitening in a pinch.
Fortunately, in-office teeth whitening solutions in Arlington TX can meet the needs of patients who want whiter, brighter teeth in a hurry. By spending about an hour in the dentist’s chair, patients can come out of the appointment with teeth that are up to ten shades whiter than when they went in to the office!
All teeth whitening techniques are based on a similar principle. Gels with an active ingredient of hydrogen peroxide are applied to the teeth, eventually eliminating stains and yellowing. Teeth whitening systems in the office of a cosmetic dentist take advantage of laser technology to speed up the bleaching process, though. One common system is ZOOM! Teeth Whitening, in which whitening gel is applied to the teeth then activated using targeted lasers, which make the gel more effective. With the ZOOM! system, the patient undergoes three to four consecutive 15-minute whitening sessions with brief breaks in between.
You can just sit back and relax as the ZOOM! Whitening system does its job. As an added bonus, you can catch up on your magazine reading or TV watching during this downtime.
If you can spare an additional hour for your appointment, you can get a cleaning prior to whitening, which is recommended for optimal results.
Any number of factors, from cigarettes to daily lattes to age, can make the teeth dingy and yellow. So, if you have last-minute plans that require a spruced-up smile or just don’t have the patience to wait a few days for your whiter teeth, visit one of our cosmetic dentists at Fielder Park Dental for an in-office whitening procedure. You’ll be flashing your brighter grin in no time at all.