Teeth Whitening In Arlington, TX

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Teeth Whitening in Arlington, TX

Wishing for pearl white teeth that will brighten up your beauty and personality when you smile? You are at the right place. Oak Dentistry offers expert teeth whitening procedures at Arlington, TX. Give us a call at (817) 375-0400 for more details.

With the trend of teeth whitening growing, many questions are arising too. Like, does it work? Or how effective is it? And is it safe?

What is Teeth Whitening?

Whitening your teeth involves bleaching them to make them lighter. It cannot make your teeth ivory white, but it can significantly brighten their existing shade by many folds, giving a much more attractive look.

Is Teeth Whitening a Specialized Form of Dentistry?

Dentists, dental hygienists, or medical therapists can perform the whitening of teeth as part of their duties in dentistry, especially only after receiving a prescription or referral from a dentist.

If your dental professional is not present, it is illegal to do teeth whitening in a beauty salon, which may jeopardize your oral health. Alternatively, you can also purchase DIY teeth whitening kits, but these also pose many risks.

What Happens During the Teeth Whitening Process?

To have your teeth whitened, you will have to schedule several appointments with dental surgery.

To bleach your teeth, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and give you a mouthguard. You then wear the mouthguard regularly for two to four weeks, applying the gel every day.

It is possible to bleach your teeth for 8 hours or longer while applying whitening gel, which can shorten the treatment period down to one week.

An additional method of teeth whitening provided by a dentist is laser whitening, which involves painting bleach on your teeth and using a laser beam to activate the reaction. It takes about an hour for laser whitening to work.

Are All Dentists Qualified to Perform Teeth Whitening?

No, teeth can be whitened by either a dentist or dental therapist only if registered with the General Dental Council.

An authorized dental hygienist or dental therapist can also perform it with a dentist's prescription.

How About Kits Sold by Beauty Salons and Home Kits?

Dentists are the only professionals you should go to for teeth whitening as whitening by people without certification is illegal. Home kits are also risky.

Which is Better - Home Kits or Professional Teeth Whitening - in Terms of Safety and Effectiveness?

Some of the whitening products in home kits are insufficient to provide noticeable results.

The mouthguard provided by a dentist may not fit properly if there aren't professional whitening services, so some of the bleaching gel may leak from the mouthguard onto your gums, causing blisters and sensitivity.

The untrained beauty salon staff is prohibited from offering you teeth whitening services. The employee who performs the procedure may not be able to assist you if the procedure goes wrong, resulting in long-term adverse health effects.

Oak Dentistry, Arlington, TX, offers emergency dentistry services by our experienced team led by Dr. Daniel Lim and Dr. Alex Lee. For more details and appointments, call us at (817) 375-0400. You can also book online or visit us at 7416 S Cooper St STE 100, Arlington, TX 76001.

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