Illuminating Smiles: The Ultimate Guide to Teeth Bleaching

How did you get your teeth so white? This is a question most of us have asked at least once in our life. Looking for a safe and effective teeth whitening method can feel overwhelming. 

Fortunately, there’s a solution: teeth bleaching, also known as professional teeth whitening. This is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can be performed by your dentist to achieve safe and long-lasting results.

Types of Teeth Bleaching

​​When it comes to teeth bleaching, there are two main avenues to explore: at-home options and in-office treatments.

At-Home Options

Many of us have tried whitening toothpastes, hoping for a noticeable change. While they can help maintain brightness after a professional treatment, they’re not potent enough to truly whiten teeth on their own.

Generic whitening trays or strips are another at-home option. However, they lack the custom fit that you get from getting it professionally done. As a result, they may not evenly whiten your teeth and could even irritate your gums. 

It’s also important to note that while hydrogen peroxide and baking soda are commonly used as over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions, they can be damaging. When used in excessive amounts or too frequently, these options can damage tissue and enamel.

In-Office Treatments

For the best and longest-lasting results, in-office treatments are the winner. Our team uses custom-fitted trays to make sure all surface areas of your teeth are covered. We also use the most powerful professional-grade whitening gel on the market, which effectively brightens your smile without making your teeth overly sensitive. 

Worried about maintaining your bright smile? We sell refill whitening syringes at a low cost, so you can keep using your custom trays for multiple applications.

Common Myths and Concerns about Teeth Whitening Services

Myth #1: Teeth whitening damages enamel

Professional teeth whitening procedures do not damage enamel, despite potential temporary sensitivity. The bleaching agent used specifically targets the dentin, which is the tooth’s second layer. This process gets rid of any discoloration while leaving the enamel in its original condition.

Myth #4: Teeth whitening will make your teeth look unnatural

As professionals, our procedure helps you achieve a brighter, more natural tooth tone when whitening your teeth. With our custom-fitted trays, you won’t run into any splotchiness from the whitening process, which might give away your efforts to whiten your teeth.

Myth #3: Teeth whitening results are permanent

The whitening treatment is not permanent; the results typically last between 6 to 12 months. Factors such as consuming certain foods and drinks, as well as habits like smoking, can affect the longevity of the results. This is why we offer affordable refillable whitening syringes that can be used with your custom trays for retreatment when needed.

Maintaining Your New Smile

It’s important to keep up with good oral hygiene after teeth whitening. Don’t forget to brush twice a day, floss regularly, and avoid teeth-staining foods and beverages. Yes, that includes coffee – the beloved beverage that unfortunately loves to leave its mark. Most importantly, be consistent with your regular dental check-ups every six months.

Go the Professional Route: Teeth Whitening Dentist

Allowing the professionals to whiten your teeth is the most safe and effective way to get a brighter smile. At Perimeter Dental Group, we assess your dental health and customize treatments for your unique smile. We’ll guide you through the process, monitor results and advise on retreatment when needed. 
Your smile is your greatest asset—say farewell to stains and hello to confidence with Perimeter Dental Group. Schedule today for a happier, more confident you!