As much as we’d like our teeth to stay pearly white, there are a lot of factors that can make that difficult, from our diet (namely from teeth-staining substances such as coffee or tea), personal habits like smoking, or simply the natural aging process. Fortunately, there are several options available for whitening teeth, to restore that beautiful smile and provide a more youthful appearance. Whitening products such as toothpastes and mouth rinses are available over-the-counter, and may help, but the best results are produced by a professional whitening treatment, such as one at Anchorage Dental Arts, LLC in Anchorage.
Teeth whitening products contain an active ingredient called hydrogen peroxide. While this ingredient can effectively remove surface stains, deeper stains that have penetrated the enamel require a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide. The treatment provided at Anchorage Dental Arts, LLC allows the hydrogen peroxide to break up stains below the enamel to make them less visible and cause your teeth to look whiter.
The procedure for whitening teeth at Anchorage Dental Arts, LLC is quick and simple, usually taking less than an hour. First, a protective gel will be applied to your gums to protect them from being irritated by the whitening gel. The whitening solution itself will then be applied to the teeth. The whitening ingredients will be activated using a special whitening light. This process of applying the gel and a light to the teeth will be repeated two or three times more to complete the procedure. By the time you leave the dentist chair in Anchorage, you will be able to easily see the result, which is a smile several shades whiter than before. An at-home whitening kit can be used to help you maintain the new bright smile.
If you are planning on having dental work done in the future, it is recommended that you receive the teeth whitening treatment first. If tooth sensitivity is a concern, let your dentist know before the procedure, as a lower concentration of whitening product can be used. It can also help to use a desensitizing toothpaste for one or two weeks before the treatment.
To achieve a whiter, brighter smile and boost your confidence, consider a teeth whitening treatment in Anchorage. Make an appointment at Anchorage Dental Arts, LLC for a safe, effective procedure.