Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Dr. Brett Lent and his team at First Impression Dental in Fresno, California, are committed to providing the latest in dental care in a family-friendly environment that promotes your healthiest possible smile.

The general dentistry and restorative services available at First Impression Dental include preventive care, same-day crowns, dental implants, laser dentistry, and full mouth rehabilitation.

Our team also provides the latest cosmetic dental services such as  veneers to correct imperfections, and teeth whitening.

Read how professional-grade whitening can help boost your self-confidence as it improves your smile’s appeal.

Why would I need teeth whitening?

Despite meticulous oral health care habits such as daily brushing and routine dental exams, red wine, coffee, tea, berries, and other foods and beverages can stain and discolor teeth. Yellowing is also a product of aging that occurs when tooth enamel thins and the underlying dentin, which naturally has a yellowish cast, becomes more visible.

Teeth whitening provided by our dental professionals can safely and effectively remove stains and discoloration that interfere with your smile’s brightness, improving your emotional well-being.

What are the benefits of professional teeth whitening?

Unlike over-the-counter whitening products, professional-strength whitening is customized to fit your unique needs. The products we use at First Impression Dental are also much stronger than those you can purchase over the counter.

That allows faster results and a much higher level of brightening than those products available to most consumers. In-office teeth whitening sessions generally take an hour or less and typically need touch up about once a year to maintain effective results.  At First Impression Dental, in-office whitening includes a touch up kit which includes a custom tray and whitening solution so you won’t need to come back into the office to do your touch-up.

Other cosmetic benefits of professional teeth whitening include:

Keep in mind that certain stains are not responsive to over-the-counter whitening treatments, including those that arise from certain medications, childhood infections, or traumatic tooth injury.

Dr. Lent can identify the type of discoloration you’re experiencing and adjust your treatments accordingly. He is also able to match the level of whitening to existing crowns, bridges, implants, and other dental appliances that don’t respond to whitening.

Is professional teeth whitening worth the cost?

While it’s true that over-the-counter products may seem cost-effective initially, the reliability and overall effectiveness of professional whitening treatments typically outweigh the reduced price of OTC treatments.    

Many individuals also appreciate the simplicity of a single, hour-long annual office visit for whitening compared to the several days required to see even subpar results from most home treatments. And if you prefer, we can also provide customized trays and professional-grade whitening products for home use.

For more information about the many oral healthcare services we offer at First Impression Dental, including professional-grade teeth whitening, schedule an evaluation today.       

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