In-Office teeth whitening is the fastest way to correct brown, yellow, and spotted discoloration on natural teeth. It is a safe and effective treatment for patients of any age. And it is the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment option to brighten your smile.
Take-home teeth whitening kits are convenient and good at getting rid of general surface stains. But there is no substitute for professional in-office whitening. In-Office teeth whitening provides a nearly permanent fix to discoloration.
The active ingredient in most professional teeth whitening treatments is Carbamide Peroxide. Take-home kits usually feature hydrogen peroxide as the active ingredient.
The difference is that Carbamide Peroxide penetrates below the surface and corrects intrinsic discoloration, while hydrogen peroxide only corrects extrinsic surface stains. If you have tried take-home kits before, without success, your teeth may have intrinsic stains that only in-office whitening can fix.
In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening If you want immediate results, an in-office professional teeth whitening treatment is the best option. After only one hour, your teeth will be a full shade brighter. These whitening treatments are performed under dentist supervision and require a prior consultation.
How Much Does Professional Teeth Whitening Cost? At Huh Dental Wellness, in-office teeth whitening costs $350 for a one-hour treatment that brightens teeth by one shade. At any other dental office, the average cost for a teeth-whitening treatment costs around $650. We strive to provide patients access to dental procedures that are high-quality and affordable at any income level.
Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits Take-home kits create a lasting and noticeable difference to your teeth, but the whitening process takes longer than an in-office treatment. After your in-office treatment, a take-home whitening kit can help maintain and enhance the brightness of your pearly whites. Ask your dentist if a professional take-home, teeth-whitening kit is a good option for you.
How to Maintain Your Dazzling Teeth In just one hour of an in-office treatment, your teeth are brighter, and your smile is that much more dazzling. But how do you maintain your results? Make a regular habit of practicing good nutritional intake and oral hygiene.
To keep from staining your newly brightened smile, avoid highly stain-causing foods and beverages. These include things like soy sauce, cola, berries, wine, coffee, and more. When drinking a beverage that easily stains, use a straw to avoid contact between the pigment and your teeth.
Keep plaque and tarter to a minimum by brushing and flossing twice a day. Use antiseptic mouthwash in the mornings and anti-cavity mouthwash before bed. Antiseptic mouthwash is good for your gums, and anti-cavity mouthwash helps maintain healthy teeth.
When it comes to oral health, the dentists at Huh Dental Wellness are your biggest advocates. Make regular appointments for routine dental cleanings every six months. And call our office to learn more about in-office teeth whitening treatments and other cosmetic dental procedures.