Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and a bright, white smile can make you look younger, healthier, and more vibrant. Unfortunately, teeth can become stained or discolored over time from foods, beverages, smoking, and other factors. Fortunately, teeth whitening can help restore your smile to its former glory. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that removes stains from the surface of your teeth. It can be done at home or in the dentist’s office. At Wayne T. Yee, DDS, professional teeth whitening uses a more potent bleaching agent than at-home kits, making the results dramatic and long-lasting.
In-office teeth whitening is performed with a powerful bleaching agent applied directly to your teeth. This treatment can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in a single visit. Our dentist will first examine your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy for the procedure. Then, they will apply a gel to your teeth that contains hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These ingredients break down stains on your teeth surfaces. After about 30 minutes, the gel is removed, and the teeth are rinsed. The entire process takes about an hour to complete.
Several over-the-counter products available at your local drugstore promise whiter teeth. These products contain a lower concentration of bleaching agents than our professional-grade ones. They also take longer to work because they aren’t applied directly to the teeth. Instead, apply the gel to a tray and place it in your mouth. Some patients find these products effective, while others find them ineffective.
The most obvious benefit of teeth whitening is that it improves the appearance of your smile. If you have stained or discolored teeth, whitening them can make them look brighter and more vibrant.
A bright, beautiful smile can make you feel more confident in yourself. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, whitening your teeth can help you feel better and improve your self-esteem.
Teeth can become stained for various reasons, such as consuming coffee, tea, red wine, or tobacco products. Teeth whitening treatments effectively remove these stubborn stains, revealing a cleaner and more attractive smile.
Professional teeth whitening treatments are safe and effective when performed under the supervision of a qualified dentist. Dental professionals use high-quality whitening agents to minimize sensitivity and protect the gums and other oral tissues.
Teeth whitening is a transformative dental procedure that offers many benefits, from enhancing aesthetics and boosting confidence to improving social interactions and overall quality of life. If you are considering teeth whitening, contact Wayne T. Yee, DDS, at 3125 Coffee Rd # 1, Modesto, CA 95355, or call (209) 529-2726.