Professional Teeth Whitening in Lincoln, NE
Over time, everyone’s teeth shift from a pearly white to varying shades of yellow
It’s hard to avoid normal wear and tear on teeth. Drinking coffee, smoking, and other activities tend to stain our teeth, making professional whitening even more necessary.
We can remove almost all staining through professional teeth whitening – also known as teeth bleach – and we offer both in-office and at home options for this procedure.
Professional Teeth Whitening In-Office
We offer professional whitening, like Zoom whitening, because it is the fastest way to whiten your teeth. We offer this one-hour teeth whitening option at our office under the supervision of a whitening specialist because the bleaching solution acts quickly.
This teeth whitening system is ideal for people with sensitive teeth because we monitor the process closely, ensuring you get the whitest teeth in the shortest amount of time without increased sensitivity.
Custom Teeth Whitening At Home
When you complete the in-office teeth whitening procedure, we send you home with a custom whitening kit so you can continue keeping your teeth nice and white from home.
We provide custom whitening trays that adhere perfectly to your teeth for professional-level teeth whitening at home. You can choose how often you want to wear the teeth whitening trays, allowing you to customize your whitening from home.
These teeth whitening trays are also made custom to allow the solution to reach only your teeth, preventing gum sensitivity that is often associated with over-the-counter teeth whitening kits.
The Demand for Teeth Whitening
The demand for teeth whitening services has grown 300% in the last few years. Why might you ask? While we can come up with a few possible reasons for the rapid growth of teeth whitening services, we also know that it’s largely due to the improvements made in teeth whitening practices behind the scenes. Without going into too much detail, suffice it to say that now is a better time than ever to have teeth whitening done. The following includes some more information about teeth whitening that you might find helpful.
Commonly Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening:
What’s the best way to have your teeth whitened?
While you can find many over-the-counter teeth whitening kits at your local drug store, professional teeth whitening is a better way to go in the long run. Professional teeth whitening offers a longer lasting impact than over-the-counter whitening kits. Professional teeth whitening works better because at home whitening kits use hydrogen peroxide to achieve the desired results, while professional whitening can utilize carbamide peroxide. The carbamide peroxide is comprised partially of hydrogen peroxide, but it is a more stable compound, yielding whiter teeth and less sensitivity. Professional whitening also allows the dentist to ensure that the chemicals are only coming into contact with your teeth rather than your gums or tongue.
What things affect the process of teeth whitening?
As with many things, the results of teeth whitening will vary from person to person depending on a few of the following factors.
The shade of teeth before whitening
Teeth whitening can only offer so much since the natural shade of your teeth plays a role in how the treatment turns out. If you have a yellow hue to your teeth, the teeth whitening process will actually have a greater impact than if you have a brown or gray hue to your teeth. Both will yield results, but yellow teeth tend to produce a more obvious outcome.
The strength of teeth whitening product
The strength of a given teeth whitening product will have a great impact on the final appearance of your teeth. Any qualified Lincoln dentist will offer a more fruitful teeth whitening service than over-the-counter teeth whitening kits because dentists are allowed to use carbamide peroxide to whiten teeth.
Individual whitening potential
Although this has not been proven scientifically yet, many claims that every person has a different “whitening potential” for their teeth. This means that our teeth will only become white to a certain extent.
Should everyone have their teeth whitened?
For some, teeth whitening is not recommended. This includes the following:
- Children under the age of 13 have especially sensitive teeth.
- Pregnant and lactating women should not have their teeth whitened.
- Those with gum disease, exposed roots, broken teeth, hypersensitivity or incomplete dental work could experience adverse side effects from teeth whitening.
- Anyone going through orthodontic treatment should wait until the process is complete to have their teeth whitened.
- If you have had dental work that covers the entire front of your teeth, whitening will not work on your bridges, crowns, veneers, fillings, implants, etc.
It’s always advisable to talk with a dentist about teeth whitening options that will work best for you. Any dental treatment should be an ongoing dialogue between you and your Lincoln dentist. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about teeth whitening, so, to keep your teeth shining bright give us a call today at (402) 423-3333 or make an appointment online.
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