Introduction to Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening methods are fairly young dental procedures that have found a very loyal fan base across the world. Your Walnut Creek Dentist will no doubt have an in office treatment to offer should you inquire.
This is a procedure that has actually become more and more affordable as the years have gone by because of the heavy demand and because of the alternative methods for whitening that have sprung up on the scene.
Should you ask among your family, friends and acquaintances chances are you will find more than one person you know that has either had an in office whitening procedure or has utilized an over the counter whitening method.
The Walnut Creek Dental office teeth whitening experience is more than likely a simple bleaching. What this will entail is a special bleach mixture that will be applied directly to your teeth. Your mouth will be held open and your lips and inner cheeks held away from your teeth during the process with a simple device that most find to be noninvasive.
This is necessary to ensure that the mixture can have the maximum effect on the teeth. Next a special laser light is pointed at your teeth and it is the light’s chemical reaction with the bleach that causes the extreme whitening power that was previously impossible.
The treatment is completely safe and takes a short amount of time. Your teeth will be multiple shades whiter and all stains and discolorations will be evened out.
The in office methods can be slightly expensive, in some cases costing up to $1000 or more. Because this is not a dental need or a health concern there are is virtually no chance of having any assistance from your dental insurance but most offices will work with you on a payment plan.
Because of the price of the dental procedure many dental product companies have introduced teeth whitening products to their over the counter lines. These products are much cheaper but do not have the same strength or longevity of the in office methods such as laser teeth whitening.
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