Teeth Whitening Treatments for a Brighter Smile
Our dentist at Tulsa Hills Dental Care in Tulsa,OK provides several different types of teeth whitening procedures. Please review the teeth whitening procedures our office offers below:
Laser Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening has become one of the first requests that dental patients have when visiting their dentist.
Laser teeth whitening is administered in a dental office exclusively and is the most expensive method for whitening. Bleach is applied to each tooth, and heat generated by a laser enhances its effectiveness while ultimately speeding up the process. This procedure uses a strong bleaching gel that the laser activates and enhances for quick, dramatic results. The bleach used is a hydrogen peroxide gel that ranges from 25 to 40 percent in concentration levels. With these high concentrations, special precautions are taken to reduce tooth sensitivity, as well as protect the lips, gums and other oral tissues from being damaged.
Laser teeth whitening takes about an hour in the dental office. Oftentimes, several treatments are needed to achieve the desired results and bleaching trays for home use may be needed as well to improve or maintain those results.
Laser teeth whitening isn't for everyone and is just one option to whiten your teeth. To find out more about teeth whitening, schedule a consultation at Tulsa Hills Dental Care by calling us at 918-794-0070.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform in the comfort of your home. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment that can be easily obtained, but you must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see effective results at home. These trays are custom-made to go over your teeth and utilize a special whitening gel to lift stains and brighten enamel.
These trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time period that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.
Zoom! In-Office Teeth Whitening
Zoom is a bleaching process widely used to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine as well as lifestyle habits, like smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth. The Zoom! in-office procedure uses the Zoom! Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.Read more about Zoom! In-Office Teeth Whitening
To schedule an appointment with our dentist, call us at 918-794-0070 today! Our team at Tulsa Hills Dental Care in Tulsa,OK is here to answer any question you may have!