Should You Opt for Professional Teeth Whitening?

professional lady with bright smileIf your teeth are stained or have faded and lost their appealing pearly whiteness, you have a choice; endure the unsightly blemishes, or find out which teeth whitening option can help you. A third choice involves choosing an over-the-counter option at your local grocery store or pharmacy; however, non-prescription teeth whitening products are largely useless against anything other than the most minor surface stains. Polk City cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ryan Hussong, provides professional teeth whitening in a variety of forms to suit each patient’s needs and fit neatly into any patient’s busy schedule.

Your Teeth Whitening Options

Each of our professional teeth whitening options are equally as effective, brightening patients’ smiles up to 8-10 shades by the time they complete treatment.

In-office teeth whitening

Patients who wish to brighten their smiles as soon as possible often opt for our in-office whitening technique, which can brighten teeth in just one visit that typically lasts about an hour. During the procedure, Dr. Hussong will shield the patient’s lips and gums, then carefully apply the whitening agent to the surfaces of every tooth. When stimulated with an LED light, the gel quickly and effectively penetrates underneath tooth enamel to erase stains and brighten dull teeth. Brides, grooms, and exceptionally busy professionals often choose professional in-office whitening to maintain their pearly whites while adhering to a tight schedule.

Take-home teeth whitening

Though in-office whitening is quick, convenient, and highly effective, many patients prefer to brighten their smiles on their own time, from the comfort of their homes. Our take-home teeth whitening kits consist of custom-designed whitening trays that allow you to apply a professional-strength bleaching agent evenly onto your teeth’s surfaces. By wearing the trays and whitening gel for the prescribed amount of time every day, patients typically see results after only a couple of treatments. Within two weeks, take-home teeth whitening can brighten your smile up to ten shades, and you can keep the trays to keep your smile bright with touchups as needed in the future.

About Dr. Ryan Hussong:

Dr. Ryan Hussong is a dedicated restorative, family, and cosmetic dentist who is passionate about helping patients create and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles. Whether your smile is in the grips of a dental disease, or if you merely wish to improve its appearance, Dr. Hussong has the experience to help you find joy in smiling again.  To schedule a consultation with us, call the Cornerstone Dental office today at (515) 984-6001.