A Beautiful Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening
Our Elite Dental offices in San Antonio, Pleasanton, and New Braunfels offer a variety of professional teeth-whitening services to give you a whiter and brighter smile. Teeth whitening not only can give you a boost in self-confidence but rejuvenate your smile’s overall appearance and optimize your oral health.
Professional teeth whitening can whiten your teeth many shades brighter than your natural teeth. Patients’ teeth may react differently to whitening so to ensure you get the best results, our dental professionals provide a range of different whitening systems. They will use the system they feel will get the best results.
Your Whitening Options
For a gleaming smile, Dr. Mohan and Dr. Veena offer Zoom! Professional whitening system. This in-office treatment employs a bleaching gel followed by a powerful light to quickly and effectively whiten your teeth several shades. For a more comfortable option, they provide custom-fit trays and a powerful yet safe take-home bleaching formula. Worn for a short period of time each day, these trays lighten your teeth incrementally. To get the best results, Dr. Mohan and Dr. Veena recommend combining an in-office whitener with an at-home system.
Maintaining your pearly whites is easy with the right routine. Regular brushing and flossing, avoiding stain-causing foods and beverages, and scheduling annual check-ups for Dr. Mohan and Dr. Veena to review your whitening progress will keep your smile bright for years to come. For that extra boost, they offer touch-up treatments to maintain your desired level of whiteness. With a little effort and maintenance, you can have a smile that shines like the sun.
Professional Teeth Whiteners
Generally speaking, over-the-counter teeth whiteners can help lighten surface-stained teeth, but they are not powerful enough to bleach deep layers of enamel. Professional teeth whitening systems are more effective for this task since they contain stronger bleaching agents and are applied in custom trays tailored to each patient’s teeth. This helps keep the solution only on the teeth and not the rest of the mouth.
In comparison to over-the-counter options, professional whitening systems are especially useful for whitening teeth that have been stained by food and drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine. This is because the deeper layers of enamel can be reached and the molecules that cause discoloration can be broken down. Plus, professional whitening systems often come with a maintenance plan so that the whiteness of the teeth is maintained over time. No such plan is available with over-the-counter whiteners.
How Long Do Whitening Effects Last?
Whitening effects can vary depending on the type of whitening product used and the individual’s oral health. Generally, whitening products work by bleaching the teeth and are most effective when used in combination with proper oral hygiene practices. While the effects of whitening products are often immediate, the length of time they will last can vary.
For those who use over-the-counter whitening products such as whitening toothpaste or whitening strips, the effects can last up to a few weeks. Professional whitening treatments, such as laser whitening or in-office treatments, can last for several months, depending on the type of treatment received. It is important to maintain proper oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing, to help keep teeth white for longer. Additionally, avoiding staining foods and drinks, such as tea, coffee, and red wine, can help keep teeth white for longer.
Whiter Teeth with At-Home Strips, Gels, Toothpaste, Bleaching, and More
Teeth whitening is a popular way to brighten and enhance the appearance of your smile and is a good option for discolored teeth. There are many different at-home methods for whitening your teeth, including whitening strips, gels, toothpaste, bleaching, and more.
- Whitening strips are thin strips of plastic that are coated with a whitening agent and placed on your teeth for a few hours.
- Whitening gels are a type of gel that is applied directly to the surface of your teeth with a brush or a mouth tray.
- Toothpaste with whitening agents can help reduce surface discoloration, but it won’t brighten your smile as much as other methods.
- Bleaching, which is done in a dental office, is one of the most effective ways to whiten your teeth and can even remove stubborn stains.
No matter which method you choose, it’s important to follow instructions carefully however it’s most important to consult with a professional dental hygienist.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Product vs. Professional Teeth Whitening Dental Procedure
At-home teeth whitening products are becoming increasingly popular as a cost-effective way of achieving a brighter, whiter smile. While at-home products are convenient and often less expensive than professional teeth whitening at the dentist, they are not as effective as professional treatments.
At-home products generally use weaker bleaching agents than professional treatments, which means that the results may not be as noticeable or long-lasting. Professional teeth whitening treatments use a stronger bleaching agent, which is able to penetrate deeper into the enamel and provide a more dramatic and long-lasting result. Professional treatments are also monitored by a dental hygienist, ensuring that the bleaching agent is applied safely and evenly.
In addition, professional teeth whitening treatments often come with a guarantee, ensuring that you get the results you desire. At-home teeth whitening products, on the other hand, often do not come with a guarantee, leaving you to take the risk of not getting the results you desire.
For those looking for a brighter, whiter smile, professional teeth whitening treatments may be the better option. While they may be more expensive, they will likely provide better results and a longer-lasting effect.
Come discover our teeth whitening options in a relaxing and informative cosmetic consultation with Dr. Mohan or Dr. Veena. Our friendly and professional dental hygienists are located in New Braunfels, San Antonio, and Pleasanton. During your consultation, you’ll enjoy:
- A thorough tooth-by-tooth Video Tour exam
- Necessary X-rays to get a comprehensive view of your dental health
- Personalized cosmetic consultation to discuss your specific needs and goals
- A Smile Design catalog to see examples of cosmetic dentistry cases and find inspiration
- Information about different procedures and what they can do for you
- Answers to all your questions, so you can make an informed decision about your dental care
We look forward to helping you achieve a brighter, more confident smile!