Dull, yellow, and stained teeth can make life hard, especially because they can hinder your self-esteem and make you feel unconfident in social situations. If your teeth are discolored, you can finally achieve the smile of your dreams with a teeth-whitening treatment!
Fortunately, there are many different treatments available in the world today. Generally, there are over-the-counter and professional treatments. When it comes to over-the-counter treatments, you usually have whitening toothpaste, whitening gel, whitening strips, whitening trays, and whitening rinse. These treatments can help you brighten your smile, but they typically fail when brightening deep, dark, set-in stains. These stains usually result from tobacco use, oral trauma, and consuming many dark foods and beverages. This is when a professional treatment is handy.
When it comes to professional treatments, dentists usually offer professional whitening trays or an in-office treatment. The whitening tray treatment involves using custom-made whitening trays after you fill them with a special whitening solution. The dentist will give you specific instructions on when and how long to use the trays. If necessary, the dentist will use a special light to further whiten your teeth. The in-office treatment will involve your dentist painting a whitening gel onto your teeth and activating it with a special ultraviolet light. Once the light activates the gel, the dentist will repeat the process about three times for a total of about 45 minutes.
If you would like to find out which whitening treatments Dr. David Umansky offers in Humble, Texas, please call Aesthetic Dentistry Associates at 281-446-4700 and talk to a member of our dental team! If you’re interested in our treatment, feel free to make an appointment. We are excited to give you the bright smile you deserve!