Are you counting down the days until your summer vacation, either because of exciting plans to head out of town, or simply to spend those days soaking up the summer sun with your family? This year, make sure you are ready for whatever your summer holds, by getting sure your smile ready to shine brightly. Professional teeth whitening is designed to provide fast and noticeable results, making it possible for you to start this new season smiling confidently!

What Makes Professional Whitening Different?

There are numerous products available over-the-counter that claim to whiten teeth. From chewing gums to toothpastes, you might be surprised just how many OTC dental care products there are on the supermarket shelves, claiming whitening capabilities. Unfortunately, many of these products only whiten teeth slightly, and over extended periods of time.

Professional whitening, on the other hand, uses prescription-grade products that have been proven both safe and effective at lightening teeth by several shades. In fact, many professional options can lighten teeth by eight to ten shades, for many patients.

Many cosmetic dentists offer two kinds of treatment, in-office or at-home. In-office can create dramatic results in a few hours, while at-home allows patients to whiten in the comfort of their own homes, over a longer period of time (usually a few weeks). Both can create similar results.

When Is Whitening Not an Option?

Though professional whitening is designed to address even deeply set stains, it doesn’t mean it can fix all discoloration issues. If your staining is permanent or intrinsic, professional whitening may not be an effective treatment option. That said, there are other options available through your cosmetic dentist. Porcelain veneers, for instance, can be used to help hide permanent staining effectively, in addition to helping correct other cosmetic issues such as inconsistencies in the size or shape of your teeth.

ABOUT YOUR WACO, TX, DENTIST:

We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Corbet Locke, DDS, contact our Waco, TX, dental office today by calling 254-776-4888. Our office welcomes patients in and around Waco, TX, including Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and the surrounding Central Texas communities.