Teeth whitening is having a moment.
Maybe it’s because of Instagram, Hollywood, or even an increase in education levels, but teeth whitening has in recent years transformed into a multi-billion-dollar industry, market analysts say.
And it shows every time you peruse the dental health aisle of your pharmacy or supermarket. The variety of over-the-counter remedies for teeth discoloration — the gels, the trays, the strips — is certainly impressive. So why not just whiten your teeth yourself?
You can experience safer, more dramatic results if you trust a dental professional with your teeth whitening treatment. The team at Jovan Prosthodontics in Round Rock, TX can help you achieve the brighter smile you’ve always wanted. Take a look at why you should consider professional teeth whitening, and call (512) 937-1398 to schedule an appointment.
The Risks Of Do-It-Yourself Whitening
Because at-home teeth bleaching treatments are considered to be cosmetic, they actually don’t require approval from the Food and Drug Administration. And though there are home remedies that claim to whiten teeth using lemon juice, baking soda, and charcoal, there’s no evidence that they work.
What’s more, only one teeth bleaching product carries the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance, and while most whitening toothpastes bear the seal, they aren’t effective at removing stains beneath the surface of your teeth. Some over-the-counter products can also cause sensitivity and gum inflammation.
Leaving cosmetic whitening to a dentist means better protection for your teeth and gums. It also increases the chance your treatment will effectively remove the stains discoloring your teeth.
At Jovan Prosthodontics, we can give you a brighter smile using Opalescence, a teeth whitening system that comes in different flavors, formulations, and concentrations to best fit your needs.
Opalescence gels use active whitening ingredients like carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide to eliminate years of discoloration caused by:
- Red wine
- Food dyes
- Carbonated beverages
If you want the convenience of at-home treatments, Opalescence offers whitening gels and trays to fit your busy lifestyle. Dr. Ace can also make custom trays to ensure safe results. Schedule an appointment today by calling (512) 937-1398 or filling out our online form.
The Most Dramatic Results Available
If your goal is to get a brilliant smile fast, then consider in-office teeth whitening treatments with Jovan Prosthodontics. In as little as an hour, you can have a dramatically different smile.
When you come in for an in-office whitening treatment, Dr. Ace will apply a special gel to your gums to ensure your safety and comfort. Then, he’ll use a light-activated gel more powerful than any over-the-counter or at-home bleaching option. In general, teeth get three to eight shades brighter with in-office whitening treatments.
For the brightest smile possible, we recommend you come back for follow-up treatments, but the procedure is short and the results are instant. Dr. Ace can also help you maintain your smile so it stays brilliant for years to come.
Some Discoloration Can’t Be Reversed
Some tooth discoloration, like that which results from trauma, occurs from the inside of the tooth and can’t be addressed with cosmetic bleaching treatments.
But issues like this can be remedied with dental crowns or veneers, which conceal damaged teeth so they appear natural and healthy against your whitened smile — and the good news is that Dr. Ace specializes in these procedures as well.
- Dental veneers are made from composite material or porcelain and bond directly to your tooth’s enamel. They look like healthy versions of your natural teeth, and they’re resistant to stains.
- Dental crowns are essentially caps that cover the damaged portion of teeth, restoring their appearance and function.
Dr. Ace’s knowledge extends beyond cosmetic dentistry; he’s an expert in the field of prosthodontics! He can help you identify the best solution for your discoloration. Give him a call today at (512) 937-1398.
Call Today For A Brilliant Smile
Do you have a big event coming up? Are you anticipating having special photos taken? Professional teeth whitening is great in advance of weddings, the holidays, or any milestone.
Having a whiter smile can be the key to a more confident you. You’ll make more positive first impressions and be proud to show off your immaculate smile.