professional whitening worth itWhitening your teeth can be one of the fastest, easiest ways to give your smile a boost. A boost in the appearance of your teeth can give you a boost in confidence. As opposed to over-the-counter whitening products, professional whitening removes deep stains from the surface of your teeth and can make a difference of several shades. Teeth sensitivity can occur from over-the-counter whitening products and from professional whitening. But working closely with you, your dentist can perform professional whitening and aim to prevent any sensitivity issues.  There are two types of professional whitening: in-office treatment and a take-home kit designed by your dentist. 

In-office treatment

Depending on your preference, budget, time, and your whitening goals, your dentist can perform a whitening treatment in office. With an in-office treatment, your teeth can get several shades whiter after just one visit. In-office treatments are really great for those with hectic schedules. With just a single visit to the dentist, you can have a dazzling new smile.

Take-home kit

When your dentist customizes a take-home whitening kit for you, you will be provided with a custom-fit mouth tray and professional-grade whitening gel. First, a mold of your teeth will be made. Then a mouth tray will be designed based on that mold. Having a perfectly fitting tray means that the whitening gel will be able to reach every curve and nook of your teeth. Your dentist will give you specific instructions of how often to wear the whitening tray and for how long. You can meet your brightening and whitening goals within two weeks with the take-home kit.

Over-the-counter options

There are many kits, toothpastes, gels, and even mouthwashes designed to whiten your teeth. Most of these products are heavily diluted forms of the professional-grade versions. They rarely provide results that can compare to the professional level. The repeated use after poor results can lead to teeth sensitivity. You can work with your dentist to determine if any of these products can help maintain your white smile after a professional treatment.

Are you ready for a brighter, whiter smile?

Professionally whiten your teeth with Dr. Carmona. To schedule a consultation at Austin Prosthodontics, call 512-250-9444. We also proudly welcome patients from Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander, and all surrounding Texas communities.

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