It’s Summer! Time to Talk Teeth Whitening

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Summer is the season of the year that makes you want to go outside, lift your head to the sun, and smile wide. But do you feel comfortable smiling big in all summer situations? What if you’re feeling stained and discolored after a winter with too much coffee or red wine? Teeth whitening is the prescription for joy and happiness all year through.

What’s So Great About Professional Teeth Whitening?

“Professional” is the keyword when you’re seeking an answer to the question, “What’s so great about professional teeth whitening?” You can pick up teeth-whitening products at any drugstore or beauty store, but you can’t get the kind of effectiveness or results that come from using professional-grade materials.

The bleach in your dentist’s whitening products contains carbamide peroxide, the active whitening agent that really reaches into the tooth enamel and breaks up stains and discoloration. You won’t find this kind of power in over-the-counter products. You will see plenty of items at the pharmacy – from whitening strips to gels to toothpastes – that promise miracles. Don’t be surprised if they don’t materialize.

You need your dentist’s help to get real results and truly brighter teeth.

Zoom Into a New Smile

Smile makeovers don’t have to be in-depth, multi-procedure experiences that require serious endurance for sitting in the dentist’s chair. Professional teeth whitening can be considered a smile makeover – and if you opt for the in-office whitening, you can be in and out of your Arlington dentist’s office in about an hour. A new look in 60 minutes? Winning.

ZOOM! teeth whitening is the super-effective professional teeth whitening treatment of choice for many dentists and patients. In this procedure:

  • Lips and gums are covered to ward off any potential sensitivity.
  • Whitening agents are applied to the front of the teeth.
  • A laser light is positioned at the teeth and programmed to do the whitening.
  • A complete ZOOM! whitening usually consists of four 15-minute sessions.

At the end of an hour, your teeth will be multiple shades whiter and the results can last for a few years with proper at-home care and regular visits to your dentist for cleanings and check-ups.

Whiten on Your Own Time

If you would rather whiten your teeth on your own time and avoid the dentist’s office, take-home whitening kits are also an option. Your Arlington dentist will explain how to use the tools, fill the trays with the whitening gel, and apply the treatment so you get the most even, successful results.

Teeth whitening is a supremely satisfying smile makeover for the patients who qualify. For those who don’t, do not despair. There is always a way to upgrade your smile. If your teeth can’t be whitened, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and porcelain crowns are all potential options.

Find out what’s right for you and head into the warmest months of the year with a gorgeous smile on your face and confidence in your soul. Contact Dr. Alana Macalik in Arlington, Texas, to schedule a consultation or to learn more.