You can count on Pearl Dental when you need professional teeth whitening in El Paso, Texas. Our cosmetic dentists use FDA-approved procedures to create a personalized teeth whitening approach for every patient. You'll leave with a whiter smiler, cleaner teeth, and a boost to your self-confidence. A picture speaks a thousand words and so does a dazzling smile. Your impression-maker, your hello without a hello, your smile communicates so much about you before a word leaves your lips. If yours isn’t sparkling like it used to, at Pearl Dental, we provide professional teeth whitening that takes your teeth beyond pearly.
You may have seen over-the-counter teeth whitening products before. These products may whiten the teeth by a shade or two over a period of weeks or months. However, they can also be painful and damage the tooth’s enamel. Professional whitening lets a dentist oversee your session and oral health while getting the smile you’ve always wanted and deserved. Professional teeth whitening is a dental procedure that takes place in the dentist’s office and lasts about 30 to 60 minutes. The dentist uses custom trays and prescription-grade solutions to whiten the teeth. Our dentists are trained in the latest whitening techniques, along with how to use them while safely protecting the enamel and dentin. Our whitening procedures remove stains and discoloration from the most common causes of tooth discoloration. Results are noticeable as soon as you leave the dentist’s chair, though some treatments become whiter within a few days of treatment.
Professional teeth whitening is a specialized cosmetic dentistry procedure. It's safe, painless, and can generally be done in less than an hour. The procedure uses a whitening gel that contains a high level of hydrogen peroxide. The gel is carefully applied to your teeth and a heating lamping is aimed directly at your teeth. Sometimes, a laser is used to speed up the process or break stubborn stains.
It's very common for people to wish they had a whiter smile. That's why store shelves and internet retailers are loaded with products that claim to be a wish-come-true. It's not hard to find toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, and other at-home whitening products at a wide variety of price ranges. It's important to be cautious about these products. Some of them do work and are effective at removing stains, but many fail to deliver noticeable results. Additionally, while many of these products are harmless, some contain abrasive or toxic substances that could be harmful to your teeth and gums. It's a good idea to read reviews and labels closely before you buy any at-home product.
At Pearl Dental, our teeth whitening procedures are FDA-approved, and each patient that sits in the chair gets personalized care. A dentist will go over the whitening options and recommend one suited to your goals and health history. Procedures vary by the kind of and speed of results you want and need. Professional teeth whitening treatments follow the same basic principles and patterns. First, the dentist applies a chemical whitening liquid or gel. The whitening liquid or gel may be painted onto the teeth or loaded into a tray for application. The whitening agent then dissolves or breaks down stains and changes the color of the enamel, the outer layer of the teeth. Our dentists can speed up and enhance the whitening process with laser or LED lights that help the gel breakthrough tough stains and penetrate deeper into the enamel. Teeth whitening generally takes 30 to 60 minutes. Difficult stains may require a second procedure to get the results you want. Your dentist can advise you before and after your procedure about potential future treatments. You may have heard about teeth whitening and tooth sensitivity. At Pearl Dental, patient comfort is one of our most important considerations. Rest assured that our dentists apply a protective gel to ease the pain of any sensitivity after each whitening procedure. We want you to walk out glowing and happy.
Some at-home products can help give you a whiter smile. However, professional whitening still has many advantages. These include:
● Faster results— At-home kits take weeks. A professional whitening can be done in an hour or less.
● A deeper clean— Professional whitening can remove stains that even the best at-home kits can't. That means you'll always get a whiter smile after a professional whitening and after using an at-home product. You'll also get the advantage of a deep clean that will leave your mouth healthier.
● An easier process— At-home products leave the work to you and can be messy and time-consuming. Plus, since results can take weeks to appear, it can be difficult to know if you're applying the product correctly or if it's working at all. A professional cleaning allows you to sit back and know your smile is in good hands.
Teeth become discolored for a number of reasons. Food like coffee, tea, wine, and dark colas can leave dark stains. Smoking and/or chewing tobacco can stain as well. Poor oral hygiene, like lack of brushing, flossing, and regular teeth cleanings, can lead to discoloration. While some tooth discoloration is preventable, some changes in tooth color naturally occur. Genetically, we’re all predisposed to a certain tooth color. For some people, that color leans more toward yellow than white. Aging, medications, exposure to certain diseases, and trauma to the mouth before the age of eight can contribute to discoloration, too. However, a professional teeth whitening treatment can change hues of yellow to beautiful shades of white.
Professional whitening involves strong solutions that need careful monitoring by a trained dentist. Our dentists make sure to not only whiten teeth but protect them. At Pearl Dental, a teeth whitening treatment typically costs between $500 and $1,000, depending on the treatment type.
After the dentist applies a whitening solution to the teeth, the teeth are then exposed to a laser that amplifies the effects of the solution. This is a safe procedure only when done by a licensed professional due to the power of the laser’s light.
This type of whitening also involves light, but instead of a laser, the teeth are exposed to LED lights. The light exposure helps the whitening solution penetrate the teeth faster.
Generally, teeth whitening doesn’t hurt. However, the whitening gel may contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, both of which can cause some tooth sensitivity. We apply a gel to the teeth after the whitening treatment to reduce lingering sensitivity. If you already have sensitive teeth, talk to a dentist about your whitening options.
A professional whitening can last a year or longer, depending on your oral hygiene habits. However, staining can reoccur, and some people’s teeth are more prone to staining than others. You may find that you need to boost your smile’s appearance every few years.
Teeth whitening generally lasts between six months and three years. This is because teeth whitening removes all the stains and discoloration that are currently on your teeth, but it cannot prevent future staining. Your teeth will eventually restain as you eat and drink.
A professional teeth whitening is the most effective way to whiten your teeth. You’ll get immediate and dependable results.
Professional teeth whitening doesn’t damage your teeth. However, some at-home teeth whitening products can damage your teeth. It’s important to be cautious before you buy and use at-home products.
Teeth whitening isn’t painful. Sensitive areas such as your gums, lips, and tongue will be protected during the procedure and you won’t feel any discomfort.