A bright and beautiful smile can attract a lot of compliments and enhance your overall appearance significantly. Many of us may not have a flawless smile that we could flaunt without being overly conscious of our facial appearance. This can be corrected with the help of cosmetic dental solutions, such as teeth whitening.
What is teeth whitening?
The stains on one’s teeth may lead to a lot of embarrassment when someone mocks you. It may seem quite difficult to get rid of, but with teeth whitening, the teeth can be made to look bright devoid of any discoloration. The best part about this dental procedure is that it doesn’t alter the natural structure of the teeth or cause any significant negative reactions.
What are the procedures offered?
Conventional whitening: Conventional teeth whitening has been around for many years now, and is quite a simple process. The dentist will examine the teeth and determine whether or not teeth whitening is required to remove the stains. If you have dental restorations, cavities, or a receding gum line, the dentist may advise against teeth whitening, as it can cause adverse reactions. The teeth will be cleaned to remove the plaque and tartar deposits, after which a rubber dam will be placed on them to cover the soft gum tissues. The whitening gel is applied on the teeth, spread evenly, allowed to stay for a few minutes, and rinsed off. Based on the severity of discoloration, we may have to repeat the procedure multiple times to get whiter teeth.
Take-home whitening kits: You may whiten the teeth whenever you wish to in the comfort of your home. This can be done using our customized teeth whitening kits, which include a custom-fabricated whitening tray and a suitable whitening gel. We will make the whitening trays by taking highly precise digital molds of your teeth. This method is just as effective as in-office teeth whitening and offer long-lasting results.
Laser teeth whitening: Photosensitive whitening gel can be used to speed up the whitening process in combination with activating light. The gel is applied to the teeth and activated using a suitable light of the right intensity. The results produced by this whitening method are quite impressive and long-lasting. Most importantly, the entire process can be completed in as little as an hour, making it highly preferred by individuals running on busy schedules.
Do you have stained or yellowed teeth? Schedule a tooth whitening treatment in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, with Dr. Jason Cowden. Our dentist and team at Cowden Family Dental offer these professional treatments to help you improve the aesthetic of your teeth. Set up your appointment by calling us at 505-867-3999 today.