The History of Teeth Whitening
Tooth whitening, or teeth bleaching, is a dental procedure much older than most people think. 4,000 years ago, Egyptians were mixing pumice and vinegar paste to whiten their teeth as a sign of prosperity. In the 1800s, barbers would file and apply acid to teeth of their clients to whiten their teeth along with a haircut or minor surgery. Fortunately for us, tooth whitening has come a long way, and now, it's a very popular, predictable and safe dental procedure.
Find What Works for Your Smile
Who doesn’t want a whiter smile? There is no doubt that the first impression of a person can be absolutely affected by the toothy grin they show you when you first meet. Of all of the cosmetic dental procedures available, tooth whitening is by far the easiest and least invasive. There are many different ways to effectively whiten your teeth. Let’s discuss the options and find out which is best for you.
In-Office Professional Whitening
Opalescence Boost is the immediate gratification tooth whitening option. If you are getting married next week, or just don’t have the patience to wait for results, in-office tooth whitening with Opalescence Boost can provide you with dramatic whitening results in less than two hours. There is no way to get a faster, whiter smile than professional strength Boost. Along with the in-office whitening, you will receive a custom at-home tray to maintain the bright white smile.
Custom At-Home Whitening Trays
If you aren’t looking for high-powered and right-now white, at-home trays are a great way to achieve the result you are looking for on your timeline. Custom trays are filled with a professional strength whitening gel and worn at home for 15-30 minutes per session.
To create a tray designed for you, we take models of your mouth and make trays that fit as close as possible to your teeth. This creates a closer contact of the whitening gel and a quicker and more effective result than over the counter boil and bite trays. Within a week or two, you will see impressive results.
For our patients at Dental Solutions, we offer a whitening for life program. We make the trays at no cost and provide ongoing maintenance of whitening gel at follow up check-up visits. Call us or ask about the program at your next appointment to learn more.
The Best Offense is a Good Defense
When it comes to having a bright white smile, it is much easier to avoid major staining that it is to reverse it. First and foremost, do not smoke. Nothing stains teeth darker faster than regular cigarette or cigar smoking. After smoking, the best rule of thumb is anything you would regret getting on a white shirt will stain your teeth with repeated exposure. Coffee, red wine, many herbal teas, dark fruit juices, the list goes on and on. Avoiding large quantities of these will help keep your teeth pearly white, especially if you are actively using whitening products.
We Want to Help You Brighten Your Smile
We absolutely want you to achieve the stunning result you are looking for when whitening your teeth. It is important to be aware that if you become extremely sensitive to cold or air, you should discontinue whitening immediately and contact your dentist. If you have any other questions about tooth whitening, feel free to contact our Jonesboro, AR dental office to schedule your consultation today.