If you long for a shiny, bright white smile, you are not alone. Teeth whitening is one of the most sought-after dental treatments today. It’s an easy, efficient, affordable and non-invasive way for you to improve your smile.
At Westlake Family Dental Care, we offer patients two options to whiten and brighten their teeth. The option chosen will depend on the patient’s needs:
For patients who are looking for a quick way to brighten their smile, we recommend an in-office choice called Boost(R). For patients who don’t have the time to dedicate to a whitening treatment in the office, we offer an at-home whitening solution. This solution consists of custom bleach trays designed for at-home or overnight use.
Our dentists can help you select the best choice for you.
The results of teeth whitening varies from patient to patient based on their own dental history. Most patients see a whiter smile as a result. Our dentists can help provide you with a realistic idea for the type of results you will see from teeth whitening. Full whitening results may not be seen immediately, but should be noticeable within a few days to few weeks.
One of the major fears many patients have with any dental treatment is that of side effects or risks of permanent damage. If you are wondering about the risks associated with teeth whitening, know that the risks are minimal. There are some risks associated with bleaching that you should talk to your doctor about:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Gum irritation
- Mismatched teeth (this only happens in the case of veneers or other implants that were matched to your teeth before whitening)
Maintain Your New Smile
After a whitening treatment, you’ll need to maintain your new smile. The aftercare and maintenance needed for your new smile will depend on the type of whitening you choose and your dental history. Our dentists can help advise you on the best way to maintain your white smile. For best maintenance results it’s important to regularly see your dentist and practice good oral hygiene.