Whitening in Cedar Park, TX
In modern dentistry, there are multiple alternatives to make your smile whiter and brighter. However, each whitening method has its advantages and disadvantages. A massive load of misinformation on the Internet creates myths about the effectiveness of hydrogen peroxide purchased from a pharmacy, soda, activated carbon, and other simple methods. Going on about such dubious advice is meaningless and filled with dangerous consequences - burns to the oral cavity, damage to the enamel, and increased teeth sensitivity. There are only two types of professional whitening - in-office and at-home.

In-Office Whitening

In dentistry, this term means the whitening of the dentition under the dentist's supervision using gels based hydrogen peroxide or carbamide and catalysts in the form of ultraviolet radiation or a laser beam. The chemical composition affects only 20% of organic substances in hard dental tissue (dentin) and does not cause much harm to the teeth. The final result of the procedure depends on the initial shade of the teeth. In most cases, teeth can become 5 to 12 tones whiter.

Take-Home Whitening Trays

The method is suitable for those who want to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home and significantly save money. As a Cedar Park Dental Wellness patient, you can always request a complimentary consultation with Dr.Yunusov on using the whitening at-home systems. These discussions help to avoid mistakes when choosing the right product and its application techniques.
After the consultation, you can purchase a set of individual mouth trays with whitening gel syringes and detailed instructions on using them at home. Due to the low concentration of active ingredients in the gel, teeth are brightened only by 5 - 8 shades.

Over-the-counter Whitening

  • Whitening Strips
The devices contain a gel with a low content of hydrogen peroxide. The strips are applied to the teeth for about 30 minutes for a month. They can make your teeth whiter by 3 - 5 shades.

  • Whitening Gels and Varnishes
The whitening agent with remineralizing components applied over the teeth using a brush. Typically, the solution does not require rinsing and is applied regularly for two weeks. The teeth become whiter by 1 - 2 shades.

  • Whitening Toothpaste
Whitening kinds of toothpaste, rinses, brushes, and floss do not yield great whitening results. In rare cases, you can increase whiteness by up to 1 shade. Some experts recommend using such products to maintain the effect of professional whitening.