Information About Teeth Whitening Treatments

Teeth whitening offers a fast, non-invasive method to improve your smile. It is a process that restores the natural color of the teeth, or in many cases, just boosts the color of the teeth beyond its natural shade. Almost everyone who chooses for a teeth whitening solution sees reasonable to significant enhancement in the glare and whiteness of their smile. There are many teeth whitening techniques offered at our dental office and over the counter.

Laser Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening has become one of the first requests that dental patients have when visiting their dentist.

Laser teeth whitening is administered in a dental office exclusively and is the most expensive method for whitening. Bleach is applied to each tooth, and heat generated by a laser enhances its effectiveness while ultimately speeding up the process. This procedure uses a strong bleaching gel that the laser activates and enhances for quick, dramatic results. The bleach used is a hydrogen peroxide gel that ranges from 25 to 40 percent in concentration levels. With these high concentrations, special precautions are taken to reduce tooth sensitivity, as well as protect the lips, gums and other oral tissues from being damaged. 

Laser teeth whitening takes about an hour in the dental office. Oftentimes, several treatments are needed to achieve the desired results and bleaching trays for home use may be needed as well to improve or maintain those results. 

Laser teeth whitening isn't for everyone and is just one option to whiten your teeth. To find out more about teeth whitening, schedule a consultation at Lake Pointe Dentistry by calling us at 972-279-6569.

Take Home Trays

Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform at the comfort of your home. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment that can be easily obtained. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains.

These trays are custom made to go over your teeth, and whiten your teeth through a special gel on the inside of the trays. These trays may be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time period that they must remain on your teeth may vary according to your teeth whitening needs.

There are many teeth whitening methods, each containing a similar yet different process and outcome. Treatments will effect each individual differently, which is why we will recommend a proper consultation with our dentist prior to choosing the right option for you. Additionally, everyones current state of oral health is different, so certain treatments may not work for you. If you are looking to achieve a brighter smile, visit Lake Pointe Dentistry in Rowlett, Texas, for effective and efficient teeth whitening services. To schedule an appointment, please call our office at 972-279-6569. Our team is here to address any questions or concerns you may have.