Teeth whitening at our Mesa, AZ practice is a simple way to reduce dental stains that have plagued you over the years. We know that your smile is important to your overall appearance and self-confidence. Through customized cosmetic dentistry, we want to help you regain your youthful, sparkling grin. Whether you choose our in-office or our take-home treatments, our highly trained professionals will put you at ease. They will also design a treatment plan to achieve your cosmetic goals and suit your budget. Thanks to our fast-acting materials, your smile will be sparkling before you know it.
How to Know if Teeth Whitening is a Good Option For You
If you have mild to moderate discoloration, teeth whitening may be a good option for you. These surface stains often appear when you regularly consume dark-colored beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine. However, genetics, age, and tobacco use can also play a factor in mild to moderate surface staining.
On the other hand, if you are struggling with internal tetracycline stains, we offer several other cosmetic dentistry options that may be appropriate for you. Popular choices include porcelain veneers and dental bonding, which can fully cover discoloration.
In-Office vs. Take-Home Whitening
At our practice, you can choose from two different types of hassle-free teeth whitening. Both varieties involve minimal discomfort and use a very gentle bleaching gel. However, if you are prone to dental sensitivity, please let your dentist know during your consultation. Then he or she can recommend the best option for you.
In-office teeth whitening is fast-acting, and you will notice results almost immediately. In addition, because it will be completely dentist supervised, this treatment is often better if you have dental sensitivity. If you choose this type of whitening, your practitioner will place a protective barrier over your gums. Then he or she will apply the whitening gel to your teeth. After it sits for about fifteen minutes, your practitioner will then remove the gel. Typically, he or she will repeat the process twice more to help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
For take-home whitening, your practitioner will take impressions of your teeth and send them to the lab. There, technicians will make a set of custom-made whitening trays that will fit almost perfectly over your top and bottom teeth. The whitening gel provided by our office will go inside the trays. If you wear them daily (typically half an hour each day for two weeks) the gel will break down dental stains. Although this process takes a little longer than in-office treatment, you will still notice dramatic results.
Professional Teeth Whitening Benefits
Different from the kits available at your local drugstore, professional teeth whitening gels are much stronger. They can lighten your smile by several additional shades, providing much more dramatic results. Therefore, in the long run, professional whitening is a much better investment than do-it-yourself versions.
Although stronger, our gels are also much safer for your overall oral health. If you have tried a drugstore kit before, you may have experienced inflamed gums and overly sensitive teeth afterwards. Typically, this inflammation is the result of too much peroxide in the whitening gel. Whether you choose our in-office or take-home teeth whitening, our gels are designed to work quickly and effectively without causing any dental damage. The only thing you’ll notice is a brighter smile and an extra boost in confidence.
Schedule Your Appointment in Mesa
Contact our office today to learn which teeth whitening option is best for you.