If you’re looking for a cosmetic dental treatment that can instantly make you look years younger, boost your self-esteem, and motivate you to share your beautiful smile with the world, professional teeth whitening treatment may be for you. With in-office teeth whitening, you can achieve a dazzling white smile in as little as one visit to the dentist. At Walnut Creek Dental, our experienced dental team is committed to making your cosmetic teeth whitening treatment as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

 

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What is Professional Teeth Whitening?

A professional teeth whitening treatment is used to enhance the natural appearance of a person’s smile by removing stains and lightening the color of dull or discolored teeth. This is done in a dental office with the use of professional-strength whitening products that contain up to 35% hydrogen peroxide, which is highly effective at achieving a whiter smile quickly. While at-home whitening products have become more popular than ever, choosing to have your smile enhanced at the dentist is the best way to ensure your results are quick, safe, and effective.

Even for people who are meticulous about brushing and flossing their teeth every day, maintaining a perfectly white smile can be a challenge. Common factors that can contribute to stained or discolored teeth include:

  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Medication
  • Dietary choices
  • Tobacco use

Fortunately, professional teeth whitening can easily reverse the signs of aging, enhance the beauty of your smile, and improve the overall appearance of your teeth. It’s important to note, however, that while cosmetic teeth whitening is safe and effective for most people, it should only be performed on natural teeth that are otherwise healthy. Teeth whitening is not an option for dental restorations or teeth that have been discolored due to trauma or injury.

Dental Whitening Process

At Walnut Creek Dental, your safety and comfort are always our top priority. Here’s what you can expect during your teeth whitening procedure:

  • The dentist will protect your gums with a special gel.
  • Next, the dentist will apply a thin coat of whitening solution to the surface of your teeth. 
  • After the whitening solution has been applied, an LED light will be used to speed up the whitening (oxidation) process.
  • This will be repeated several times until the desired results are achieved.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Take?

The duration of your teeth whitening treatment will depend on the condition of your smile. For most people, the procedure can take anywhere from 30-40 minutes from start to finish. If you require multiple rounds of whitening, it can take up to 90 minutes. 

How to Care For Your Teeth After Teeth Whitening 
To keep your newly whitened teeth looking good for as long as possible, keep these tips in mind:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Floss and use mouth rinse once a day
  • Visit the dentist twice a year for routine exams and cleanings
  • Avoid stain-causing foods, such as red wine and black coffee

Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Cost 

The cost of your dental whitening procedure will depend on how many shades whiter you’d like to go, and how many treatments it will take to get there. An average teeth whitening treatment ranges from $500 to $1000. 

Walnut Creek Dental Can Enhance Your Smile with Cosmetic Teeth Whitening

Achieving the movie star smile you’ve always wanted is possible. The compassionate team at Walnut Creek Dental can help you enhance the natural beauty of your smile with a professional teeth whitening treatment. Give us a call today to schedule your teeth whitening consultation.