Whitening And Brightening Your Smile At AlignBar
November 1, 2022
Considering teeth whitening? Having your smile whitening is safe and non-invasive, making it a conservative cosmetic enhancement when you want to look your best. Anyone with healthy teeth and gums can whiten their teeth, with a few exceptions (such as no young children or if you’re pregnant.)
If you have an important event coming up, whitening your teeth is an affordable investment you can make to help set the perfect first impression. Whether it’s for professional or personal reasons, you’ll love the results that you can get from a teeth whitening treatment at AlignBar in Downtown San Diego.
How Much Whiter Can You Make Your Teeth?
Commercial teeth bleaching kits usually only whiten your teeth up to 3-4 shades in most cases. But when you have your teeth whitened by a dentist with professional-grade products, you can easily see an improvement of at least 7-8 shades.
Plus, professional treatments are easy to maintain. Simply touch up as needed—which is usually after your routine six-month checkups—to keep your teeth bright in the years ahead.
In-Chair vs. At-Home Whitening
Professional teeth whitening treatments come in two different options: in-chair and at-home. Here’s what you should know about each one:
In-Chair Whitening: Also called “same-day” whitening or “laser” whitening, this in-office procedure requires just one appointment about an hour to an hour and a half to complete. All you have to do is sit back and relax; we’ll do the rest.
During an in-office whitening procedure, we polish away the surface stains on your teeth and then apply a concentrated bleaching gel. Most of these gels are activated by a special light to trigger stain oxidation, which is what lightens your teeth. Then we rinse away the gel and repeat the process another 2-3 times, depending on the severity of your tooth stain.
You’ll walk out of the office with drastically brighter teeth than before you came in that day. The difference is significant, and you’ll be able to tell how much of a change there was thanks to our special color measuring device.
At-Home Whitening: If you’re not in a rush and want more control over your whitening, an at-home custom bleaching kit is a great option. This approach uses custom molded whitening trays that are fitted to your own unique smile. Simply apply a small amount of bleaching gel inside of the trays and then press them down over your teeth.
Most at-home whitening kits need to be worn once a day for 10-14 days, and you can see the same level of whitening as having your teeth treated in our office. However, you have the option of wearing the trays every other day to help reduce any irritation or sensitivity. Plus, you’ll always have your whitening kit on hand when you need to touch up before important social events.
Teeth Whitening In Downtown San Diego
When you decide to whiten your teeth, it’s important to always work with a professional. Choosing to have a dental team brighten your smile will give you better results than purchasing products online or visiting a spa.
At AlignBar, we use only the safest products to remove deep-set stains and natural tooth discoloration. Whether you want in-office whitening or a take-home kit, we can get you started as soon as you’re ready.
Most cosmetic dentists recommend whitening your teeth before any other smile makeover treatments so that restorations can be made to match your naturally bright smile. So, if you need a boost of confidence or just want to look better in the mirror, teeth whitening is the first place to start.
Want Brighter Teeth in Downtown San Diego?
If so, you’ve come to the right place! AlignBar in San Diego offers everything you need for whiter teeth this holiday season. From routine cleanings and polishing away dental stains to professional-grade teeth whitening treatments, we have you covered. You can even give teeth whitening as a gift (if it’s to yourself, that’s fine too!) Contact our office in Downtown San Diego today to reserve a no-fuss teeth whitening consultation.
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