What is the Best Teeth Whitening Method?

May 30, 2024 - toothbar - 0 comments woman pointing at her smile

Teeth whitening is highly popular among cosmetic dentists, especially before milestones such as weddings. Most people agree that a lovely smile never goes out of style, which is why the demand for whitening continues to rise. In fact, a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry shows that about 99.7% of adults consider a smile as an essential social asset.

With so much focus on a healthy, gorgeous smile, whitening your teeth at Toothbar can give you the confidence boost you need.

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Whitening of teeth refers to lightening tooth color by eliminating discoloration and stains. Bleaching is a common method, where dental professionals use carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide to destroy the molecules that lead to staining.

Other whitening methods are such as:
Laser whitening- This process uses an intense pulsed light to remove stains
Physical abrasion- This process involves washing the teeth thoroughly with a gritty material.

Types Of Teeth Whitening

Whitening your teeth is an excellent way to boost your self-esteem and confidence. The various types of whitening treatments are:

– Professional in-office whitening treatments
– DIY/ at-home kits
– Over-the-counter products

At-Home/DIY Kits

Some people prefer natural, DIY whitening products, like baking soda, activated charcoal, and coconut oil pulling. The problem with such treatments is the possibility of hurting your teeth and gums.

Over-the-counter Products

You can find different whitening solutions like mouthwashes, strips, and gels at your local drugstore. Although they are easily accessible, they can hurt your gums if used incorrectly.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Having discolored teeth can make you self-conscious about your smile. Luckily, professional whitening near me provides a lasting solution. The treatments are highly effective against common stains like those caused by tobacco products, age, and tannins from food.

On average, a whitening session takes between 60 and 90 minutes. It achieves noticeable results, as one session can lighten your teeth by eight shades.

An Austin Cosmetic Dentist can whiten teeth in two ways:

The Gel Method
When you visit us in Downtown Austin, we provide a customized mouth tray that contains a whitening gel, which you bite on and keep for about 90 minutes. This tray ensures your teeth remain evenly coated with the whitening product while protecting gum tissue.

Laser Whitening
Laser whitening treatments occur in-office and often don’t require a mouth tray. Instead of a whitening gel, our professionals apply a whitening paste and a gel to protect your gums. We use a laser to activate the bleaching agent’s whitening properties and fasten the process.

Restore Your Bold Smile

Having stained or discolored often chips away at your self-confidence. You need an effective whitening process that brings back the boldness in your smile.

At Toothbar, we take pride in delivering reliable, safe, and efficient teeth-whitening solutions. Our dental professionals have extensive experience to ensure your gums and teeth remain protected.
Contact us today and start your journey towards whiter, brighter, and healthier teeth.

Dr. Kimberley Barclay

Co-founder and owner Dr. Kimberley Barclay is actively involved in local and national dental societies, including the Capital Area Dental Society and Spear Education courses on cosmetic dentistry. She is also a member of the Seattle Study Club, one of the most advanced education groups for dental professionals.

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This content was fact-checked by Dr. Kimberley Barclay and Dr. Lauren Jacobsen following editorial guidelines. Dr. Kimberley Barclay is actively involved in local and national dental societies, including the Capital Area Dental Society and Spear Education courses on Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Lauren Jacobsen is an active member of the dental community and engages in further education and training through membership with a local chapter of the Seattle Study Club and Spear Education courses.

Schedule Your Visit Now

Our team is ready to book your appointment. The proper Dental Care can make the difference in years to come. We don't just improve the aesthetics of your smile, we make sure your dental health is set for the long run.

Schedule your visit now