In a world where first impressions matter, a bright, confident smile can make all the difference. One popular method to enhance your smile is teeth whitening. But what exactly is it, and is it right for you? Let’s dive in.

WHAT IS TEETH WHITENING?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. It’s one of the most popular dental cosmetic procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. However, it’s not a one-time solution. It needs to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.

WHY MIGHT YOU NEED TEETH WHITENING?

Over time, your teeth can become stained or discolored due to various factors. These include consuming certain foods and drinks like coffee, tea, and wine, tobacco use, age, trauma, or certain medications. Teeth whitening is an excellent solution for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth and gums, and who would like a brighter, more sparkling smile.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEETH WHITENING?

There are several methods of teeth whitening, each with its own benefits. Over-the-counter whitening products like whitening toothpastes and strips can offer some improvement. However, for the most noticeable results, professional, in-office teeth whitening is the best option. This procedure is performed under carefully monitored conditions which allow for the safe, controlled, pain-free use of a relatively high concentration of bleaching gel – yielding results that are visible immediately.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AND AFTER TEETH WHITENING?

During an in-office teeth whitening procedure, your dentist will apply a bleaching agent to your teeth, and a special light may be used to enhance the action of the whitening agent. The entire process usually takes about 60 to 90 minutes. After the procedure, you might experience some tooth sensitivity. This is normal and usually subsides within a few days. 

RESULTS TO EXPECT FROM PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING

In-office whitening lifts away years of set-in stains for more uniform brightness across all teeth. Most patients leave the office 6-8 shades brighter after only about an hour-long session. It’s a great option if you’re looking for instantly visible results!

POST-WHITENING CARE GUIDELINES

Once your sparkling smile gets unveiled after professional whitening, maintaining that dazzling brightness long-term requires diligent oral hygiene habits. We advise brushing gently, hydrating with lots of water, quitting smoking if applicable, and minimizing dark liquids. Most importantly, limit snacking, or brush or rinse after meals, so as not to allow pigments to set into teeth. Protect your investment!

READY TO TRANSFORM YOUR SMILE WITH TEETH WHITENING?

Are you ready to bid goodbye to stains and discoloration, and say hello to a brighter, whiter smile? At North Coast Dental, Dr. Giancarlo Cecchini is here to guide you through the process of teeth whitening. With his expertise and our state-of-the-art facilities, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands. Don’t wait to start your journey towards a more confident smile. Call us at (847) 998-5550 to schedule your teeth whitening appointment today.