If you’ve ever tried teeth whitening products from your local drugstore, you might not have been impressed with the results. With professional teeth whitening services by Marry Hong, DDS, at Family Tree Dental Care in Farmers Branch, Texas, you can see significant results very quickly. To schedule a consultation for teeth whitening, call Family Tree Dental Care or book an appointment online today.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular services in cosmetic dentistry and drives many people to visit Family Tree Dental Care. The service lifts stains from your teeth while brightening their overall tone. Teeth whitening relies on bleaching products like hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide to lift stains and discoloration. It’s important to remember that these whitening products only work on natural teeth and will not change the shades of any restorations, including crowns, bridges, and veneers.
Teeth whitening removes or lifts stains from some of the most common foods, drinks, and products that cause them. A good rule to remember is that teeth whitening is most effective on yellow, tan, and brown shades. These stains tend to be in the enamel, which is the outermost porous layer of each tooth. They’re called extrinsic stains.
At Family Tree Dental Care, you may choose between in-office whitening and take-home whitening trays. Whitening in the office involves placing a protective barrier over your gums. Next, Dr. Hong applies the whitening product to your exposed teeth and shines a light on them to activate the product. The product stays on your teeth for 15-30 minutes. Opting for take-home whitening trays may be the better option if you don’t have at least an hour or so to spend in the office. You can use them at home on your own time.