Professional teeth whitening is one of the most popular services we offer at our Poway dental office! This makes sense since it’s also one of the easiest and most affordable ways to transform your smile and rejuvenate your appearance.
What Happens During Teeth Whitening?
An in-office whitening treatment can improve the color of your teeth by up to eight shades. Many patients who elect for professional teeth whitening have an important event coming up, like a wedding, reunion, or job interview. These are times when you want to look your very best, and we can help you with that!
Step One – Cleaning
- Each professional whitening treatment begins with a cleaning. Removing any plaque or tartar that has accumulated improves the health and appearance of your smile. Plus, debris on your teeth can cause uneven whitening results, and we want you to have the best results possible!
Step Two – Gum Preparation
- We’ll cover your gums with a gel that will protect them from the whitening product. This is one of the many ways in which in-office professional treatments are superior to the whitening kits you can buy in a drug store. Drug store products aren’t customized, and they have a tendency to leak whitening treatment on to your gums, which can be uncomfortable.
Step Three – Whitening!
- We apply the whitening treatment to your teeth and allow it to work. During this time, you can sit back and relax, listen to music, or just let your mind drift. We’ll keep an eye on you to make sure that you are comfortable throughout your treatment. If your teeth feel sensitive, let us know. We can add a desensitizing ingredient that will help reduce sensitivity.
After 15 minutes, we remove the gel from your teeth and reapply fresh gel. This process is repeated up to three times.
At the end of your appointment, you will already be able to see a difference, and your teeth will continue to whiten over the next day or two. We’re happy to see you for a follow-up and compare your current level of whiteness to your original shade so you can see easily how much whiter your teeth have become!
Call our Poway, CA Dental Office to Schedule a Consultation!
Is professional teeth whitening right for you? We’d love to discuss your goals with you and examine your teeth to see if you can benefit. Call our Poway dental office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Chung!