While it is possible to achieve some degree of teeth whitening at home with an over-the-counter teeth whitening product, if you want real whitening results in a short amount of time, a visit to your favorite cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth, William Ralstin, DDS, is often the best way to get them. Here is what you can expect.
How Teeth Whitening Works
First, your cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth will use a lip retractor to hold your mouth in an open position. Your dentist will then cover your lips, gums and cheeks with a protectant so they are not damaged or irritated during the procedure.
Once you and your mouth are ready, the dentist will apply a whitening gel to each tooth. This gel is then activated with light or heat for approximately 15 to 20 minutes while you relax and listen to music or watch TV. Once the treatment is up, you will rinse, spit and repeat. It is not unusual to undergo as many as three to four rounds over the course of one to two hours.
Each time you rinse and spit, the dentist will check your teeth to see how much they have whitened. With professional teeth whitening, you may see results as many as eight to ten shades whiter as soon as the treatment is done. There is no downtime. You can enjoy your new smile right away!
If you are not satisfied with the results or you would like additional whitening power, however, your dentist may send you home with an at-home whitening kit to use at home as well.
Professional teeth whitening is fast, safe, convenient and effective. If you want real results and you don't want to wait weeks or even months to get them, professional whitening from cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth is usually the best way to get optimal results.
Are you ready to see how amazing you could look with a bright, white smile? Call Dr. Ralstin's office to set up an appointment today!