Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that aims to lighten the color of the teeth, making them appear brighter and whiter. At Burba Dental Partners, it is a popular treatment for individuals who wish to improve the appearance of their teeth and achieve a more attractive smile.
Teeth whitening treatments utilize a peroxide-based bleaching agent, such as hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. These agents break down stains and discoloration on the surface of the teeth, penetrating the enamel to lighten the underlying dentin. Thus, teeth whitening can effectively address common dental stains and discoloration caused by consuming certain foods and drinks (such as coffee, tea, red wine, and berries), smoking, and poor oral hygiene.
The Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening can significantly improve the appearance of the teeth by brightening their color and reducing stains. This can help individuals achieve a more youthful, attractive smile and boost their self-confidence.
Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that does not require tooth structure removal or alteration. It is a relatively simple and safe treatment option compared to other dental procedures.
Removal of Stains
Teeth whitening eliminates common stains caused by coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco, and certain foods. It can also address discoloration that occurs naturally with age. By removing these stains, teeth whitening can restore the natural color of your teeth and make them appear cleaner and healthier.
Boost in Self-Confidence
A brighter smile can positively impact your self-confidence and self-esteem. Feeling more confident about your smile can positively influence your interactions with others personally and professionally. A beautiful smile you are proud of can help you feel more comfortable and make a good impression.
The Professional Teeth Whitening Procedure
- Our dentist will evaluate your oral health and discuss your expectations and desired level of whitening.
- A protective barrier or gel is applied to the gums and soft tissues to protect them from the bleaching agent.
- A professional-grade bleaching gel, usually hydrogen or carbamide peroxide, is applied to the teeth.
- A specialized light or laser may activate the bleaching gel and enhance its effectiveness.
- The gel is left on the teeth for a certain period, usually around 15 to 30 minutes, and then removed.
The process may be repeated multiple times during the same visit to achieve the desired level of whitening. In-office teeth whitening procedures typically provide immediate and noticeable results in a single appointment.
Remember, maintaining good oral hygiene practices, such as regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental checkups, can help prolong teeth whitening results and keep your smile bright and healthy. To learn more about the benefits of teeth whitening procedures, visit Burba Dental Partners at 129 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970, or call (978) 703-0133.