Whether it is a result of genetics, staining, chemicals, or aging, teeth can become discolored over time. If you have a stained or discolored smile, it can be embarrassing, and prevent you from smiling the way you would like.
Removing or correcting staining and discoloration requires the whitening of tooth enamel. Teeth whitening can either be accomplished here, at Dr. Alhadef’s Dallas, Texas cosmetic dentistry studio, or in the comfort of your own home, using a custom designed tooth whitening treatment prescribed by Dr. Alhadef.
In-Office Tooth Whitening
During an in-office tooth whitening procedure, a special tooth whitening gel is applied to your teeth. Once applied, a special, high-intensity light is applied to the gel, activating the tooth whitening process, and providing dramatic results.
Crystals contained within the tooth whitening gel absorb the lights energy, allowing the enamel to better absorb them, eliminating stains and discoloration.
In-office tooth whitening is usually completed in a short visit over one or two hours, depending on the amount of whitening being done, and the results can be seen immediately.
At-Home Tooth Whitening
Tooth whitening can also be completed in the comfort of your own home. To do this, Dr. Alhadef will create trays, custom designed for your teeth, and he will provide you with prescription strength tooth whitening gel.
The bleaching gel is placed within the trays and the trays are then worn over the teeth for a small amount of time each day, or while you sleep at night. Tooth whitening performed at home is a more gradual process that usually takes about two weeks to complete.
Although teeth whitening is a safe, and relatively easy procedure, only a qualified cosmetic dentist can produce the natural looking results you desire.
Frequently Asked Tooth Whitening Questions
If you live in the Dallas, Irving, Plano, or Fort Worth, Texas area and would like to brighten your smile, contact cosmetic dentist Dr. Alhadef today to schedule your initial teeth whitening consultation.
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Dallas Cosmetic Dentist
Gary E. Alhadef, DDS
8226 Douglas Ave Suite 753
Dallas, Tx 75225