Professional Teeth Whitening in Phoenix, AZ
There are a number of teeth cleaning and whitening products available over the counter. For best results, however, you will need to visit Dr. Alison P. Schwartz for professional teeth whitening in Phoenix. This is the most reliable way to achieve noticeable results.
How does professional teeth whitening work?
Professional whitening products are much more effective and faster acting than what you will find at the drug store. There are two basic types of teeth whitening procedures:
- Tray based teeth whitening – This method uses custom trays to disperse the whitening agent evenly among your teeth. You will need to wear these trays for a specified period of time each day or night for one to two weeks, depending on the material. The length of treatment depends on the degree of discoloration and the amount of whiteness that is desired. This can usually be done at home.
- In office teeth whitening – This is considered the fastest way to get results. We will apply a whitening agent directly to the teeth while a special light is used to facilitate the whitening process. The whitening agent usually needs to be on the teeth for about 30 to 60 minutes. Although multiple office visits are at times required, noticeable results can often be seen after just one visit.
Dr. Schwartz can help you determine which method of whitening is best for you. Whitening treatments work better, however, shortly following a professional teeth cleaning.
Why is professional whitening better?
Over the counter teeth cleaning and whitening products are considered less effective for several reasons:
- The bleaching agent is not as strong.
- The trays used are not custom made and may not disperse the whitening agent evenly.
- Bleaching agents can be irritating to the gums.
- Over the counter products do not attempt to protect you from these effects.
- Over the counter treatments are generalized and are not made specifically for you.
Be sure to schedule your teeth cleaning on or shortly before your appointment for professional whitening. To learn more about the benefits of professional teeth whitening in Phoenix, AZ, contact Dr. Schwartz and schedule your consultation today!