What is professional teeth whitening?
In just one visit to Riley Dental, Dr. Luke Riley can help eliminate years of stains and brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening treatments. When smoking, tobacco products, and dark-colored liquids cause embarrassing stains on your teeth, professional whitening treatments deliver beautiful results, even for people with sensitive teeth. Our treatments do not require tooth impressions or trays to work.
Whiten your teeth up to eight shades in less than an hour. Allow us to create the confident smile you desire! Call a member of our oral health team today in Haslet, TX, so we can make a personalized treatment program for you.
What Are The Benefits Of Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening in Haslet, TX at Riley Dental offers a number of great benefits to help you achieve a brighter, whiter smile, including:
- Creating dramatic results in often only one visit
- Achieving up to eight shades of whiter teeth
- Reducing surface stains to severe discoloration
- Treatments are quick and easy
- Safe for people with sensitive teeth
- Results can be long-lasting
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Who is a candidate for PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING?
Professional teeth whitening is a great solution for men and women who want to reduce years of discoloration and dark stains from their teeth for a whiter smile. Before you undergo professional teeth whitening, Dr. Riley will perform a quick exam to make sure your teeth are strong enough to handle the procedure. We also discuss your concerns and goals. Unlike store-bought teeth whitening products, your procedure at Riley Dental will be personalized to your needs and requirements.
What happens during Professional teeth whitening
Professional teeth whitening doesn't require anesthesia or any form of sedation. Before beginning light-activated whitening, a member of our dental team will clean and dry your teeth. We then place a protective barrier over your gums to prevent gingival irritation. Your eyes will also be shielded using special glasses. Once this is completed, Dr. Riley will paint a professional-strength gel on your teeth and then expose them to blue wave light.
Based on your current enamel shade and desired results, this process may be repeated 2 – 3 more times until the desired results are achieved. As soon as your procedure is done, the rest of the gel and gums will be cleaned before your teeth are rinsed. Riley Dental may provide an at-home maintenance kit to ensure you maintain your desired shade long-term.
How long is recovery from professional teeth whitening?
Most patients are cleared to return to their usual activities immediately after their appointment. However, it's best to stay away from products that will stain your teeth (like coffee and tobacco products) for at least two days. This ensures that the whitening agent has time to penetrate your enamel to the fullest extent possible. For the first 24 hours, you may encounter mild sensitivity to cold and heat, but this resolves in 3 – 5 days. Feel free to take acetaminophen for mild sensitivity. A calcium-infused topical ointment (called MI Paste) can also help.
To maintain your results, brush your teeth after consuming staining food and drinks. Stick with a daily oral hygiene regimen, including regular brushing and flossing, to avoid the accumulation of new stains. Professional cleanings twice per year at Riley Dental can also help eliminate darker stains as they come up. Should you want to renew your results, you can schedule a second procedure or ask Dr. Riley about future in-office sessions.
Does insurance cover whitening?
Cosmetic procedures are not usually covered by insurance. Dental whitening is considered cosmetic, and as a result, the cost of light-activated whitening in Haslet, TX, will need to be out-of-pocket. During your initial consultation, a knowledgeable member of our staff can give you a quote and review payment options. Riley Dental can assist you in finding third-party financing to make your procedure affordable. We can also provide information about financing via CareCredit®.
PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING FAQs
Is teeth whitening for everyone?
Not all people are candidates for teeth whitening. Before moving forward with treatment, Dr. Riley will check for signs of cavities, gum disease, and other conditions related to your teeth and gums. If your oral health is in top shape, we can provide you with a whiter, brighter smile you'll love showing off!
How long does teeth whitening last
Teeth whitening can last for years as long as you take good care of your teeth. Brush twice a day, floss once a day, and use a fluoride rinse after brushing to prevent stains from returning. Attending regular cleanings at Riley Dental is another way to catch stains early before they become noticeable.
What about at-home teeth whitening kits?
Some people prefer to whiten their teeth at home because it's convenient and discreet. However, these treatments are not always personalized to meet your cosmetic needs and goals. The good news is our office in Haslet, TX, can provide an at-home maintenance kit after your teeth whitening session.
Can professional teeth whitening cause damage to the enamel?
Professional teeth whitening performed at Riley Dental is a safe procedure that does not harm the enamel. The whitening agents used are specially formulated to effectively brighten teeth without causing structural damage. During your consultation, Dr. Riley will assess the condition of your teeth and customize the treatment to suit your specific needs, ensuring that your teeth remain healthy and strong.
How does professional teeth whitening differ from over-the-counter products?
While over-the-counter products can offer some whitening, the results often vary, and the process may take longer. Professional teeth whitening provides you with immediate, dramatic results that are tailored to your unique needs. Dr. Riley uses high-quality, professional-strength whitening agents not available in store-bought kits, resulting in a brighter smile that can be achieved in just one visit. Additionally, professional teeth whitening ensures the safety and health of your gums, as a protective barrier is applied to prevent any irritation.
What should I do if I experience significant sensitivity after teeth whitening?
It's not uncommon to experience mild sensitivity to cold and heat after professional teeth whitening, but this usually resolves within 3 – 5 days. If the sensitivity persists or becomes significant, feel free to reach out to Dr. Riley and his team in Haslet, TX. They may recommend specific products like calcium-infused topical ointment (MI Paste) or over-the-counter pain relievers to alleviate discomfort. Following the aftercare instructions and maintaining good oral hygiene practices will also help in minimizing sensitivity.
Brighten your smile
In-office professional teeth whitening at Riley Dental can easily remove years of discoloration and bothersome stains. Even people with sensitive teeth and dental restoration can participate in light-activated whitening. Dr. Riley is proud to personalize your treatment to fulfill your needs and goals. Speak to our team in Haslet, TX, for more information and to schedule your appointment.
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