When asked if there is anything they would change or improve about their smile, many people would probably answer that they wish it could be whiter. You can find a variety of whitening products over the counter at many stores, from toothpastes and rinses to gels and strips. While these may be somewhat effective at producing a whiter smile, the most dramatic result can only be obtained at your dentist office, such as at Great Park Dental in Irvine.
The best services of teeth whitening in Irvine are available at Great Park Dental because the dentists here make use of the latest technology equipment to provide these services, and ensure complete care.
The active ingredient in teeth whitening products is hydrogen peroxide. Over-the-counter products contain a low concentration of this ingredient, allowing them to only affect surface stains on the teeth. A professional treatment, such as at Great Park Dental, utilizes hydrogen peroxide in a higher concentration. It is able to penetrate the enamel layer (the outer layer of the tooth) to break up stains below the surface, making them less visible and allowing the natural whiteness of the tooth to shine through more clearly. This results in a smile that looks brighter.
Not only can a professional treatment produce more dramatic results, but it is generally safer than over-the-counter treatments, which are more likely to result in tooth sensitivity. These products can also cause damage and/or irritation to the gums. With whiter teeth, you can enjoy a younger, friendlier appearance.
While at-home treatments like strips may take weeks to produce results, a professional whitening treatment can be completed in just one visit, usually lasting under an hour. Your dentist at Great Park Dental will first apply a protective gel to your gums to prevent them from getting irritated by the whitening product, which will then be applied to the teeth. The product will be activated with a special light for a brief period. This process will be repeated two or three more times to complete the treatment. When you leave our office, you will be provided with a kit to use at home to maintain your results.
Looking for teeth whitening near you in Irvine or other nearby locations including East Irvine, Orangetree, Oak Creek, Woodbridge, Cypress Village, Woodbury, Stonegate? Book an appointment with the dentists at Great Park Dental today.