Popular Teeth Whitening Treatments

Teeth whitening treatments have become increasingly popular. There is a variety of reasons why people choose to whiten their teeth. In some cases, patients want to look their best for an upcoming event or a job interview, while others want to reverse the discoloration that occurs as a natural result of getting older. Whatever your reason might be, our whitening treatments can boost your self confidence by helping you to look your best! Based on your specific needs, our dentist will provide you with several treatment options and work with you to determine the whitening procedure that is perfect for you.

Take-Home Whitening 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. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth and whiten them through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.

Theses trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.

Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results from these trays can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains.

How Take-home Whitening Trays Work

Custom whitening trays are usually made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjusts when inserted. A small dollop of gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth.

After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. It is not suggested to use them for at least another day, after each application.

These whitening trays can be used several times to obtain the desired results. Our dentist can further advice on how many times they should be used in your case. Also, you can have them customize to you needs.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Zoom is a bleaching process widely used to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine; or from smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth. The Zoom In-Office Tooth Whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.

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Please note that while the teeth whitening procedures have been proven to be effective, they are meant to accompany a good oral hygiene regime. It is very important to always maintain proper oral hygiene. This not only helps you get naturally whiter teeth over time, but it also maintains the results of your teeth whitening treatment and prevents stains from developing or darkening.

In Metro Park Dental Arts you can make sure that the teeth whitening procedure you are looking for is done with the care you deserve.  We are located in 508 South 52nd Street, Rogers, Arkansas 72758 . Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment for a brighter smile! 479-845-1191.