With all the modern advancements in cosmetic dentistry, our 77478 cosmetic dentist at ISmile Specialists, stays well-educated so we can offer you the latest in teeth whitening. Laser teeth bleaching is not as complicated, or intense, as it sounds, and can actually be completed in a single session. After your initial consultation with our dentist, a teeth whitening gel will be applied and a special laser is then pointed at your teeth, removing all yellow stains. The laser light enhances the penetration level of the whitening gel into your teeth enamel, which greatly improves the result of the tooth bleaching. Stains on your teeth can be a result of coffee, nicotine or simply from years of eating specific foods.
If you prefer to do the whitening in the privacy of your own home, we offer several types of safe, effective products for your private use which can be dispensed by our dentist. These products are generally teeth whitening trays, strips, or paint-on products. These products contain peroxide(s) which actually bleach your tooth enamel. In gel form, peroxide-containing whiteners are placed in teeth whitening trays. Our 77478 cosmetic dentist will make a custom-fitted teeth whitening tray for you that will fit your teeth exactly. Teeth whitening strips are narrow, flexible plastic strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide bleaching on one side. Whitening strip kits usually come with two types of strips: strips for your upper teeth and strips for your lower teeth. By placing the strips over your teeth, the bleaching agent makes contact, and you will press the strips gently into place, making sure there is complete contact with all your teeth. Teeth whitening strips are typically worn for a half hour a day, twice a day, and the duration of treatment varies with each patient and your results.
Another bleaching option is paint-on teeth whitening, where you apply a bleaching agent directly on to your teeth without a strip or tray. You “paint” the whitener onto the surface of clean, dry teeth and wait about 30 minutes while the paint turns to a dry film. You simply brush your teeth with an ordinary toothbrush in order to remove the film. Most paint-on whitening products call for twice-daily applications to be the most effective and, again, the duration of the treatment will vary. One major advantage to this process is that you can paint individual teeth selectively. If you decide you would like to go beyond your daily regular care to make your smile even whiter, you should consider all your options with our 77478 cosmetic dentist.