Tooth Whitening An Overview
Most patients want to achieve a whiter brighter smile, but don’t know where to start. Professional teeth whitening can help eliminate stains caused by coffee, tea, tobacco, aging, and other external factors that cause discoloration.
Destrehan cosmetic dentist Dr. Melanie Andrews offers both in-office and take-home professional teeth whitening at Plantation Road Dental Care. With the help of professional teeth whitening, patients can brighten their smile multiple shades. Professional teeth whitening is one of the safest, most effective ways to transform a discolored or stained smile.
Over the counter teeth whitening products can lead to inconsistent results and may even damage your teeth in the long run. Our professional teeth whitening systems offer consistent, high quality, and long-lasting results. Patients can achieve the smile they’ve always wanted with our professional teeth whitening system.
Tooth Whitening What to Expect
Professional teeth whitening offers several key benefits over over-the-counter teeth whitening products, including:
- More consistent results
- Longer lasting results
- Lower risk of sensitivity and irritation
- Fast results
- Performed under the supervision of a highly trained cosmetic dentist
Dr. Andrews will evaluate the teeth, gums, and surrounding structure to ensure you are an ideal candidate for professional teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening should only be performed on structurally healthy teeth. Dr. Andrews will address any oral health concerns before performing any cosmetic procedure.
Types of Teeth Whitening Options
In Office Teeth Whitening: Once the teeth are cleaned, a protective covering is placed over the clothes and eyes to limit exposure. The gums are also protected to reduce the risk of irritation and sensitivity. The whitening gel is applied to the teeth and activated using a LED light; this process is performed multiple times during one session to achieve the desired results.
Dr. Andrews may need to take molds of the teeth to create custom teeth whitening trays that fit securely over the teeth. The teeth whitening trays can be worn at home or during your free time to maintain your results after your initial in-office visit.
Take Home Teeth Whitening: Take-home teeth whitening may be ideal for patients on the go, or patients who don’t mind whitening their teeth over a longer period of time. Dr. Andrews can create custom teeth whitening trays that patients may use at their convenience. Patients will fill their teeth whitening trays with the provided bleaching agent and wear their trays for a few hours a day to reach their desired results. Dr. Andrews will create a treatment plan that will help you gradually reach your desired aesthetic.
Take home teeth whitening is ideal for patients with healthy teeth who want to gradually transform their smile. Plantation Road Dental Care offers a variety of teeth whitening solutions to help brighten your smile.
Schedule An Appointment
Dr. Andrews understands that most patients desire a bright, luminous smile. At Plantation Road Dental Care, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry solution to enhance the appearance of your natural smile. For patients who are considering professional teeth whitening, our team at Plantation Road Dental Care can work with you to transform your smile and determine if teeth whitening is right for you. To schedule an appointment, call (985) 231-2770 or request an appointment online.