Bright teeth can significantly enhance your smile. Teeth whitening is the easiest way to make your smile sparkle in a non-invasive, safe, and effective method. At Robert E. Anderson, D.D.S. in Placerville, California, we can find the best teeth whitening solution for your dental needs with our knowledge and expertise.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening treatment involves using ingredients like hydrogen peroxide to bleach teeth, leading to a cleaner, brighter smile. The procedure can be done either at our office or home, and the appropriate technique will depend on your whitening goals. During an initial exam, our dentist, Dr. Anderson, will guide you on the best shade for your teeth and then recommend a treatment plan to help you realize your goal.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Corrects yellow, brown, and spotted tooth stains
- Works on people of any age
- It is a permanent solution for a dull lifeless smile
- Restores the brightness and brings a smile alive
How Is Teeth Whitening Done?
Teeth whitening procedures can be undertaken either in our office or at home. Professional whitening treatments will help you achieve the desired level of whiteness, besides reducing the risk of complications like tooth sensitivity and adverse side effects. We provide two options for our patients at Robert E. Anderson, D.D.S.
Our office whitening treatments can be performed in under an hour. During your appointment, a whitening gel of hydrogen peroxide will be applied to your teeth, and then a laser light is used to activate the gel. Additionally, we will ensure that your gums and lips are protected, reducing the risk of discomfort or gum burn.
In-office whitening procedures will deliver instant results. But there are other benefits of in-office teeth whitening, like effective whitening, safer and longer-lasting results.
At-home whitening treatments can be undertaken by those preferring a slower approach to whiten their teeth. Moreover, it costs less than the in-office treatment. In this process, you will be given a plastic tray customized to your mouth and a whitening solution to meet your specific needs. You will be required to add the gel to the tray and place it over your teeth for one hour every day and continue for about two weeks. At the end of this period, you will get the desired results.
Professional teeth whitening kits are better than standard store products because the trays and gel are custom-made for each individual. This ensures you get the strength you need for your desired color without overdoing it, which can cause excess sensitivity. In addition, the custom-fabricated trays will fit better, while standard trays may not fit properly, putting you at greater risk for pain and gum impairment.
To learn more about our teeth whitening treatments, visit our office, Robert E. Anderson, D.D.S., at 4300 Golden Center Dr, Suite G, in Placerville, CA 95667. You can also reach us at (530) 622-9068.