What is In Office Teeth Whitening?
In-office teeth whitening is a professional teeth whitening procedure that is performed by a dentist or dental professional in a dental office. The process typically involves the application of a bleaching agent, usually a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, to the surface of the teeth.
The bleaching agent is activated by a special light, heat, or laser, which accelerates the whitening process. The procedure usually takes about one to two hours, and patients can often see immediate results after just one treatment.
In-office teeth whitening is generally considered to be a safe and effective way to remove stains and discoloration from the teeth, and it is often recommended for people who have stubborn stains or who want to achieve a brighter, whiter smile in a relatively short amount of time. However, it is important to note that the results of the treatment can vary depending on the individual’s teeth and the severity of the discoloration. The length of time that the results of a teeth whitening procedure last can vary depending on a number of factors, including the individual’s oral hygiene habits, dietary choices, and lifestyle factors such as smoking.
Are there any side effects to a teeth whitening procedure?
While teeth whitening is generally considered a safe and effective procedure, there are some potential side effects that patients should be aware of.
The most common side effect of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. This can occur during the procedure or in the days following treatment. Tooth sensitivity may occur when the teeth are exposed to hot or cold temperatures or pressure. This side effect is usually temporary and typically resolves on its own within a few days. It is recommended that you use a highly concentrated fluoride toothpaste or desensitizing toothpaste after the procedure if you experience any tooth sensitivity.
In general, the results of an in-office teeth whitening procedure are safe, quick, and can show almost immediate results. Teeth whitening can last anywhere from six months to two years, although some people may see longer-lasting results so schedule your appointment today.
Contact Baylee Dental today to schedule your teeth whitening so we can help you get your confident smile back!