Professional Tooth Whitening Works Better

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Professional Tooth Whitening Works Better


Professional tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the world. However, people who use over the counter strips, gels, pastes, rinses and trays have a tendency to use too much or too often. This results in sensitivity or worse yet, chalky or blue looking teeth.

Your cosmetic dentist in Walla Walla supervises the treatment so you won’t have to worry about overusing the tooth whitening product.

What is Professional Tooth Whitening?

Dr. Karmy from Wheatland Dental may recommend in office whitening, which takes place in a single dental appointment and can lighten teeth up to 10 shades, custom made bleaching trays, or a combination of the two.

In Office Bleaching

If you are a good candidate for in office tooth whitening, your dentist in Walla Walla will protect your gums before applying the tooth whitening gel. Once applied a laser or light is used to penetrate the bleaching gel. This happens two or three times during the in office whitening treatment. Once completed your teeth will be white and bright. Just make sure you avoid teeth staining foods for 48 hours after your procedure.

Take Home Professional Tooth Whitening Trays

Unlike those trays that you buy from you local pharmacy, professional tooth whitening trays are custom made to fit. Those trays are a one-size fits all solution that can sometimes cause gum sensitivity as the gel can seep out. Your Walla Walla cosmetic dentist custom makes tooth-whitening trays that put an end to seepage.

Dr. Karmy may recommend you wear your trays at night or for an hour during the day. This type of professional tooth bleaching can take 14 days or more to lighten teeth.

In Office Tooth Whitening and Custom Made Trays

In some cases, your Walla Walla cosmetic dentist may recommend both treatments as in office tooth whitening can fade over time. The custom made trays can be used in between treatments to keep your teeth white and beautiful.

If you would like more information regarding professional tooth whitening, call and schedule a no obligation consultation with Dr. Karmy today.

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