Why Wait Weeks for a Whiter Smile?
By Hill-Davis Dental Group
September 28, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Sure, you could just use an over-the-counter whitening product, but don’t you want a visibly whiter smile?

Whether you have a big job interview coming up or you are about to get married, there are so many instances where you might realize teeth whiteningthat you want to brighten your smile and remove surface stains. If this sounds like you then put down the at-home whitening products and find out how our Lubbock dentists Dr. Jimmy D. Hill and Dr. Camie G. Davis can help you achieve a more brilliant smile.

How Professional Teeth Whitening Works

When applied to the teeth, these whitening gels that contain bleach will go to work attacking organic molecules on the tooth’s enamel and dentin (the layer under the enamel). These molecules are the cause of stained teeth so it’s important to be able to remove them through this chemical process.

What Stains Professional Whitening Treats

For external stains (often caused by eating certain foods and drinks, but can also be part of the normal aging process), the whitening gel is left on the teeth for anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the type of whitening process being performed.

Internal stains, on the other hand, are much harder to treat since they are below the dentin surface. In many of these cases, you won’t get the same vibrant results for internal stains as you would for external. After all, whitening works best on yellowish and even brown stains, but won’t work on gray or bluish discolorations. Professional whitening also won’t lighten dental work like crowns or veneers.

Why Choose Professional Whitening?

If you’ve tried commercial whitening kits you know that it may take weeks to see results, and even these results can be a let down after all the work. Fortunately, professional in-office teeth whitening from your cosmetic dentist ensures that your teeth are several shades whiter in just one session. That’s right; in about one hour you could have a smile that is instantly brighter. No other whitening option can offer the same fast and effective results.

Hill-Davis Dental Group is here to provide the Lubbock, TX area with the best cosmetic and general dentistry available. If you want to find out if teeth whitening is right for you then pick up the phone and give us a call today!