Teeth whitening has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in recent years. A whiter smile can make your teeth look healthier and may make you feel more attractive. With the influx of patients wanting their teeth whitened, countless over-the-counter methods became available. Unfortunately, many of these methods are often ineffective and some can even damage your teeth. At Value Dental Centers Tempe, we offer patients two convenient teeth whitening methods to safely and dramatically whiten their smiles. We can whiten your smile in our office in Tempe, AZ, or you can use one of our take-home kits to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home.
In-Office vs. At-Home Teeth Whitening
Both teeth whitening options use professional-grade whitening gels to produce fast and dramatic results. For your safety, both methods are supervised by your dentist to ensure you don’t over-whiten and damage your teeth. Our goal is to whiten your smile to a shade that looks natural and complements your facial features.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
With in-office teeth whitening, you will see dramatic, immediate results in just one appointment. Your dentist will apply the professional-strength whitening gel to your teeth and allow it to set for a specific period of time. This process may be repeated multiple times to achieve your desired results. In less than an hour, your teeth will be up to eight shades brighter.
Even professional teeth whitening is not permanent. Daily brushing and flossing, combined with regular dental cleanings, can go a long way in preserving the brightness of your smile. Eventually, surface stains will occur, due to the foods you eat and the beverages you drink, such as coffee or tea. You can use our at-home whitening kits periodically to help maintain your white smile and eliminate new stains.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Some patients prefer to whiten their smiles from the convenience and comfort of their own homes. At-home teeth whitening is just as safe and effective, but it can take up to two weeks to achieve your desired results with this method. You will receive custom whitening trays that will fit snugly over your teeth. Prior to use, you will insert the whitening gel into the trays with a syringe. You may wear your whitening trays for 15 minutes to an hour each day, or overnight, depending on your cosmetic goals. As with in-office treatments, you will likely require periodic maintenance treatments to preserve your brightened smile.
Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is a great way to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. This treatment is ideal for patients with extrinsic, surface stains caused by food, drinks, and tobacco products. Deep, intrinsic stains caused by fluoride ingestion, medications such as tetracycline, or internal damage, can be whitened through other means. We offer porcelain veneers and dental bonding, both of which can conceal intrinsic stains to give you the white smile you desire.
Why is Professional Teeth Whitening Better than Over-the-Counter Options?
Over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments are inexpensive and readily available. These treatments typically do not contain strong enough whitening gel to produce desirable results. Because it can take many more treatments to achieve a whiter smile, many patients end up over-whitening, which looks unnatural and can damage your teeth.
At Value Dental Centers Tempe, our teeth whitening treatments use professional-strength whitening gel so you can achieve your desired shade in the least amount of time with no risk of damage. Your dentist will help you select a natural, brighter shade and ensure you can safely achieve those results.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Consultation Today
If your smile is marred by stains, contact Value Dental Centers today to schedule a cosmetic consultation.