Whether it’s eleven seconds, seven seconds, or just the blink of an eye, the time it takes to make a first impression is short. A beautiful smile is a major factor in that first impression. It’s no surprise then that Teeth Whitening in Redding has become one of the most commonly sought-after and effective beauty treatments. Having the teeth whitened professionally can give optimal benefits in the shortest amount of time. Professional whitening systems applied in the dental office are designed to give results in one to tow hours versus the two to four weeks of over the counter products available at the local drug store. Whitening the teeth can happen with one of two products: bleaching agents or non-bleaching agents. Following is a look at the highlights of each.
* Bleaching agents. Bleaching products will contain peroxide, which works to remove deeper stains as well as surface stains. The peroxide will change the actual color of the natural tooth. Products with a bleaching agent can range from gels placed in trays that are then fitted over the teeth to bleaching agents that are painted onto the teeth to the more commonly-recognized bleaching strips. According to the ADA, professional Teeth Whitening in Redding received in a dental office will use a product containing anywhere from 25 percent to 40 percent hydrogen peroxide. Lasers or lights are commonly used in conjunction with these stronger solutions. A dentist can also offer at home solutions. It will always be best to consult a dental professional when choosing a product containing bleach. Tooth sensitivity and soft tissue irritation have been reported in some cases.
* Non-bleaching agents. Whitening toothpastes are the most common form of a non-bleaching system. Whitening toothpastes can be purchased from a dentist or over the counter. Non-bleaching whitening involves gentle polishing to remove surface stains to improve the appearance of the tooth. Used daily, patients will see a more gradual change in tooth color. However, soft tissue irritation has been linked to whitening toothpastes.
Considering each option with the advice of Moore & Pascarella Dental Group will help each patient make the most informed decision for protecting one of their greatest assets: their smile.