Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that brightens teeth and helps remove stains and signs of discoloration. Whitening treatment may be right for you if your teeth are yellow or have darkened with age. It can give you a brighter, more youthful-looking smile.

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What Teeth Whitening Treatments Do You Offer?

There are many different types of teeth whitening procedures. They include in-office procedures, take-home trays with gel, or a combination of both. Our dentist can help you determine which type of procedure is appropriate for you based on the severity of your stains, how long it’s been since your last whitening treatment, and other factors.

In-Office Teeth Whitening – GLO Whitening Treatment

In-office whitening is usually the fastest option. You’ll see results the same day! This whitening treatment is a great choice for anyone looking for immediate results. At Dental Aesthetic, we offer GLO whitening treatment that eliminates dental stains and teeth discoloration quickly.

GLO whitening treatment even removes tough stains and brightens teeth safely and without causing sensitivity. The GLO whitening treatment involves the use of a mouthpiece that delivers a patented combination of warming heat and light technology to accelerate the whitening process for effective, safe, and professional whitening results.

During the appointment, the gums will be protected with a resin barrier, and the lips will be coated with petroleum jelly to keep the soft tissues safe. A hydrogen peroxide gel will be applied to the teeth, and then a special light will be used to speed up the whitening process. This type of whitening can be repeated as many times as you like to get your desired level of whiteness.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

For patients who want to whiten their teeth using professional-strength products but do not require immediate results, take-home kits are a great choice. These kits use prescription-strength bleaching agents that are applied in custom-made mouthguards. Patients wear the trays for a few hours per day until their desired results are achieved. This option provides more gradual and effective results and is much more efficient than drugstore alternatives.

No matter which method you choose, it’s important to consult our dentist first to ensure the right results without any unwanted side effects. Our dentist can walk you through each step of the process and provide advice on how to keep your whiter smile bright.

How to Maintain Your New Bright Smile 

While teeth whitening treatment will make your smile brighter, you should be aware of habits that can cause your teeth to become discolored if you want to keep it that way. For example:

  • Certain foods and drinks can cause staining from dark pigments. These include red wine, coffee, and tea. Red wine is especially damaging because it contains a chemical called chromogenic acid that makes stains stick.
  • Tobacco use can stain your teeth. If you use tobacco in any form, try quitting before or after your whitening treatment, so your smile stays as bright as possible for as long as possible.
  • Not brushing your teeth regularly can cause discoloration and other oral health problems. You should brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Flossing once a day can also help to clean away particles from between the teeth and along the gum line.
  • Other causes of discolored teeth include certain medications, oral trauma or disease, genetics, and aging. Remember that even normal wear and tear on a tooth’s enamel layer can cause it to darken over time.

Talk to the dentist about what you can do to keep your teeth looking their whitest.

For more information about how you can achieve a brighter smile, call Dental Aesthetic in Sun City, AZ, at (623) 300-5432 to schedule a consultation with Dr. AL Ahmad.