Not everyone was born with a bright and white smile. If you are someone who is unhappy with what you see when you look in the mirror, you can do something about it. Professional teeth whitening continues to gain in popularity as one of the safest and most affordable cosmetic dental treatments available today.
You don’t have to spend one more day feeling self-conscious about teeth that are stained or yellowed. Call Dr. Richard Mancuso at Carrollwood Village Dental, and find out how professional tooth whitening can provide a quick boost to your smile.
How Does Professional Tooth Whitening Work?
During the procedure, your dentist uses a whitening gel that breaks up the stains on your teeth. Even stains you have had for years can often be removed with professional teeth whitening. You will be able to see results immediately. Your teeth will be many shades whiter after just one trip to the dentist.
Professional tooth whitening treatment is quick. Plan to be at your teeth whitening appointment for about an hour, and plan to leave with a brighter, more youthful smile.
We always recommend that patients have a full checkup and teeth cleaning before they undergo the whitening treatment to help ensure optimal results.
Does Professional Tooth Whitening Hurt?
There is no pain associated with teeth whitening, and most people report very little sensitivity, which is one of the biggest complaints with over-the-counter whitening treatments. Because we can apply the whitening gel to your teeth and minimize contact with the gums, patients report less sensitivity.
Some of our patients are worried about gagging during the procedure, and if this is one of your concerns, let us know by talking to us ahead of time. We can tell you exactly what to expect, and we are happy to answer any questions you might have about the teeth whitening treatment.
Is Professional Tooth Whitening Safe?
Some people wonder about the safety of teeth whitening. Others may have heard that it can cause sensitivity and gum irritation. While this is sometimes true with teeth whitening kits purchased at the local drugstore, it is primarily because they are often used improperly. There is very little sensitivity associated with professional treatment.
So when you come in for professional teeth whitening, you can rest assured that not only is it perfectly safe, but sensitivity afterward is highly unlikely.
How Long Do Professional Tooth Whitening Results Last?
Results will vary from patient to patient and the length of time your teeth stay white after treatment will depend on whether you continue the habits that may have stained your teeth in the first place. You can help prolong your results by following up your in-office teeth whitening treatment with at-home care. Dr. Mancuso will give you thorough instructions to ensure your results last for as long as possible.