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Is In-Office Teeth Whitening Effective?
While having yellow or stained teeth does not necessarily mean you have an unhealthy mouth, the color of your teeth can make you feel self-conscious. There can be many different causes of teeth not being their brightest. Whether you are a coffee drinker or are genetically predisposed to having yellowing teeth, you will want to know all of your options for achieving that white, dazzling smile you have always wanted.
Instead of using at-home methods to brighten your smile, you may be thinking of a more hands-off approach and have your dentist whiten your teeth in the office. But is an in-office teeth whitening treatment effective? Not only are in-office whitening treatments very effective, but the treatments are also fast! Some dentist offices boast of having a fast 30-40 minute treatment option for in-office teeth whitening with immediate results. But if your dentist has laser whitening treatments available to you, you will be in and out of the chair in only 20 minutes! You can leave your teeth whitening appointment with the smile you want and the time to enjoy it, instead of spending time on multiple treatments a day at home using whitening strips or trays.
EPIC X laser whitening is not only a super-fast whitening treatment as stated above. But it also is an excellent option for those who have sensitive teeth. Some whitening treatments can make your teeth feel more sensitive during the treatment than normal so having a procedure that even those with usual teeth discomfort can use is a huge plus!
What are alternatives?
There are many different methods for whitening teeth that vary in length of treatment, cost, and length of results.
Whitening Strips: These over-the-counter whitening strips are used for 30 minutes, twice a day for a few weeks depending on the number of strips.
Whitening Trays: Your dentist will first take an impression of your teeth and then fit your teeth into the custom-made whitening trays at a follow-up appointment. Depending on the color you want, the trays may be worn twice a day for 30 minutes at a time or even overnight.
Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash: This can aid in brightening your smile but will probably not produce a drastic change.
Porcelain Veneers: They are an excellent option for people who have broken, cracked, short, misshapen teeth, as well as, severely stained teeth from medications like tetracycline. Porcelain veneers are thin and are attached to the front of the tooth, concealing imperfections and giving you a life-long perfect smile.
How long does the whitening last?
In-office whitening treatments allow you to walk in, sit down, and leave with an immediate smile upgrade. You do not have to worry about reading directions or watching a timer. Though results vary from person to person, most in-office whitening treatments last between 1 and 3 years. Stop worrying about the color of your teeth so you can welcome the world with a dazzling white smile. By scheduling an appointment for an in-office teeth whitening, you will get a hands-off, fast, and lasting whitening treatment that will give you immediate results and last year after year. If you live in Wheeling or Lake in the Hills, IL, schedule your in-office teeth whitening treatment with Aristo Dental today!