Brighten Your Smile
with Professional Teeth Whitening
Shemen Dental Group in Amarillo, TX, provides professional teeth whitening services to help you remove stains and whiten your smile safely and effectively. Although over-the-counter treatments such as strips are cheap and readily available, an in-office teeth whitening offers far greater safety and more beautiful results. You can see a noticeable difference in the shade of your smile after just one treatment as opposed to weeks of gradual changes with at-home treatments.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
The porous nature of teeth makes them susceptible to staining when we consume certain foods or drinks. Even if you practice good oral hygiene, a teeth whitening can help address stubborn stains and provide a brighter smile almost instantly. Dental whitening solutions are composed of a combination of hydrogen and carbamide peroxide that breaks down the bonds between stains and your teeth. The treatment is virtually risk-free. During the hours following your procedure, the whitening gel will continue to break apart bonds, which can provide dramatic results.
The Whitening Process
During your initial consultation with one of our doctors, you will discuss your aesthetic goals and decide whether teeth whitening will help you achieve your desired smile. We will then perform a shade analysis to determine how how long your teeth will be in contact with the gel.
Prior to beginning the whitening treatment, we will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums to prevent particles or tartar from blocking the whitening agent. Once your teeth are clean, we will apply the whitening gel to every visible surface of your teeth for even results. Each round of whitening gel is usually kept in place for about 15 minutes before a new round is applied. In about one hour, your smile can appear brighter and whiter. Most patients are able to return to their daily routine immediately following treatment, and only a few experience temporary sensitivity and irritation. We may recommend additional treatments every few months based on your needs.
If you are concerned about stains or dullness, a teeth whitening can help you achieve a noticeably whiter smile in single, safe treatment.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
In a study published by BioMed Central Oral Health, 56 percent of those surveyed were unhappy with the color of their smile and 48 percent desired a teeth whitening treatment. If you are unhappy with the color of your smile, you are not alone, and we are prepared to help. Teeth whitening can quickly enhance the brightness of your smile and complement your facial features, improving your confidence in your smile.
Professional Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Treatment
Although over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments are somewhat effective, in-office care offers safer and more predictable results. Dentists use whitening formulas with stronger peroxide levels than standard strips or trays. This results in a more effective removal of deep stains and quicker, more noticeable results. Meanwhile, your dentist can verify that you are not allergic to the whitening agent, and can supervise treatment to reduce the risk of sensitivity and irritation.
Schedule a Teeth Whitening Today
If you are concerned about stains or dullness, a teeth whitening can help you achieve a noticeably whiter smile in a single safe treatment. Call our office at (806) 358-2472 or contact us online to learn more about teeth whitening and our other cosmetic procedures.
"The staff at Shemen Dental Group treat you like part of the family. Every visit has been positive, and everyone goes out of their way to make you feel valued and comfortable."Randy D.