Do you ever feel self-conscious that your teeth may be yellowed or discolored? Are whitening toothpastes not quite doing the trick? Are you ready for an instant confidence boost? Experience the confidence of a dazzling smile with teeth whitening treatments. Brighten your teeth by several shades, boost your self-esteem, and make a lasting impression. With our in-office expertise or convenient at-home kits, enjoy a radiant smile that reflects your inner glow. Read today about the process of a teeth whitening appointment!

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Types of Teeth Whitening Appointments

Ready to get rid of your discolored smile? It may be time to explore teeth whitening. There are two ways to get your teeth whitened with us. Step by step, here’s how each one works:

In-Office Treatment

In a single appointment and usually within one hour, our dental team will expertly whiten your smile. This path is ideal if you want a higher concentration of whitening hydrogen peroxide. Here are the steps we will take:

  1. You will be reclined in the dental chair just as you would be for a routine cleaning. In fact, we may do a very light cleaning to remove any plaque or buildup that might interfere with whitening.
  2. A protective resin will be gently painted onto your gums to ensure the whitening agent will be applied only to your teeth, preventing any irritation. Then a hydrogen-peroxide-based whitening gel will be applied to the teeth. You will relax for about 15 minutes while the gel does its work. Just as with your cleaning, your mouth will be rinsed and suctioned, in this case removing all the whitening gel.
  3. This process will be repeated one to two times: gel application, relax, rinse. Throughout the process, we may apply a high-intensity light to your teeth to further enhance whitening.
  4. You will enjoy immediate whitening effects by several shades upon leaving the office, and brighter color may continue to emerge in the days following your treatment.

At-Home Whitening

If you are less concerned about your smile and would prefer to whiten your teeth gradually over time, we can set you up with an at-home whitening kit. Remember that this option offers a lower concentration of whitening hydrogen peroxide, although it is higher than over-the-counter options. Here are the steps:

  1. After your regular cleaning, you will receive your at-home whitening kit from our team. The kit will include the hydrogen-peroxide-based whitening gel and dental trays custom made for your teeth.
  2. Closely follow the enclosed instructions to whiten your teeth once daily preferably before going to sleep and after consuming your last meal and beverage of the evening. You will achieve whitening effects over the course of several days and weeks.

Whether you opt for in-office or at-home whitening, to prolong effects after treatment, avoid foods and beverages that cause yellowing, like coffee, red wine, acidic flavors or sugary treats. Know that regular dental checkups and cleanings every six months are still needed. And remember that keeping up with whitening every six months to three years is the best way to continue to sport those beautiful pearly whites.

To learn more about a teeth whitening appointment and how it can quickly and easily revitalize your smile, contact Redding Dental Arts. We are a family-values-inspired dental practice committed to the art of dentistry. Give us a call at (530) 222–0920 or book an appointment online today!

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