Wake Forest area dentist describes professional teeth whitening
While there are a wide range of over-the-counter teeth whitening products available in the area of Wake Forest, many patients have tried these and been unhappy with the results. Many over-the-counter whitening products fall short of providing a brighter, more brilliant smile, making them a less desirable option for those who want some serious changes in the appearance of their teeth. When patients are ready to dramatically improve the way they look, they often turn to a dental professional such as Dr. Edmond Suh to discuss professional teeth whitening options.
Professional teeth whitening is provided as an in-office procedure during which patients relax in the treatment chair while the whitening gel works hard at lifting and erasing stains and discoloration of the smile. Dr. Edmond Suh offers two popular brands for whitening which have been proven to be incredibly effective at enhancing the brightness and the white appearance of the natural tooth enamel. Many patients are excited at the results they achieve with professional-grade whitening gels as they are stronger and more effective than anything more readily available at the local drugstore.
The professional whitening works quickly and easily. Patients come into the dental practice first to discuss the advantages of whitening and whether or not they are appropriate candidates for the procedures. Patients who do not have any restorations within their smile and have good oral health are typically the best patient for professional bleaching sessions. After patients have decided that whitening is right for them, they have a thorough cleaning done by the dental team. This helps in removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the teeth which can affect the final results of the bleaching process. Then, barrier gel is applied to the gums to protect them from the bleaching, and the bleaching gel is then administered to all surfaces of the tooth enamel. A specialized light is used to activate the bleach and allow it to work hard at removing deep, dark stains that are highly visible within the smile. This typically takes approximately one hour to complete before the gel and barrier gel is removed from the smile and the teeth are cleaned one more time for complete brilliance and beauty. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Suh today.