Teeth whitening is a professional treatment performed in a dental office. It utilizes a specialized whitening gel and an activating light to achieve significant teeth-whitening results. Our professional teeth whitening treatment is a revolutionary way to brighten your smile in just one visit! With custom-fitted trays, the gel containing 45% hydrogen peroxide is applied to your teeth for an effective and safe treatment. The bleaching gel is well-buffered, so it doesn't cause any sensitivity. At Lutke Dental, your lips and gums will be covered for protection from the whitening agent before applying the gel. We will then apply the gel to your teeth and use a specialized light to activate the gel and remove stains from your teeth.
Avoid dark foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, wine, soda, and dark berries to keep your smile bright. We also recommend limiting smoking, as tobacco can stain teeth. These can cause surface stains to return if consumed frequently or in large amounts.
Before the whitening treatment begins, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy and suitable for the procedure. They may also clean your teeth to remove any surface stains and plaque. Your dentist will protect your lips, gums, and tongue by applying a barrier or a protective gel. This helps prevent the whitening gel from contacting sensitive soft tissues. The dentist will apply a high-concentration hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel to the surfaces of your teeth. The gel contains a unique formula that helps break down stains and discoloration on the tooth enamel.
The whitening gel penetrates the enamel and break up the stains. The whitening gel will be left on your teeth for a certain amount, typically around 15 minutes. During this time, the gel may be reapplied one or more times to enhance the whitening effect. After achieving the desired whitening level, the dentist will rinse off the gel from your teeth. They will evaluate the results and compare them to the initial shade of your teeth. You will see an immediate improvement in the brightness of your smile.
In-office teeth whitening can provide noticeable results in a single dental visit. The treatment is designed to effectively lighten the shade of your teeth in a short amount of time.
The professional-strength whitening gel helps maximize the whitening effect, breaking down stubborn stains and discoloration.
Your dentist can tailor the treatment to your specific needs and desired level of whitening. They will consider factors such as the current shade of your teeth and your desired outcome to achieve optimal results.
At our dental practice, we also offer at-home gel teeth whitening. By utilizing this cutting-edge technique, we aim to transform your smile from the comfort of your own home. The process begins with a comprehensive consultation where one of our experienced dentists will assess your tooth shade and discuss your desired results. Following this personalized assessment, you will be provided with a custom-fitted tray along with professional-grade whitening gel tubes tailored precisely to fit your unique needs. Our team of experts will guide you through the application process, ensuring that you achieve optimal results while maintaining maximum comfort throughout each session.
Get in touch with Lutke Dental at 5045 Lorimar Dr #110, Plano, TX 75093, or call (972) 378-4141 to consult with our dentist to determine if teeth whitening is the right option to enhance your desired smile.