Teeth whitening breaks up stains on the surface of your teeth to give you a brighter, healthier-looking smile. While there are a host of products for teeth whitening, including specialty toothpastes and over-the-counter kits, the degree of effect, speed, and comfort they provide vary. Professional teeth whitening with Dr. Fowler stands out from these other options because it offers patients significantly whiter teeth under the care of a trained and experienced dentist.
The office-based approach that Dr. Fowler uses can give you noticeably whiter teeth in as little as 24 hours. You may also choose to whiten your teeth on your own schedule with the convenience of a professional-grade take-home kit. Patients who have used either of these treatments have found the experience very comfortable and are happy with the results they have achieved.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Bright, white teeth contribute to a great-looking smile. However, teeth can darken or stain over time due to several factors, including:
- Eating or drinking certain foods, such as coffee, tea, or wine.
- Improper brushing or oral hygiene.
- Lifestyle choices, such as smoking.
Each of these factors can change the color of your teeth. Stains can develop on both the surface and beneath the tooth enamel, and a traditional dental cleaning may not be enough to return them to their original white color.
A teeth whitening treatment can break up the bonds between the stains and the teeth, improving the brightness of your smile. Some patients choose to have the treatment so that they can look their best for special occasions, while other people simply want their smile to be noticeable for all of the right reasons. If your teeth look stained or darker than you would like, you may be a good candidate for whitening.
The Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Dr. Fowler offers two different options for treatment: in-office and at-home teeth whitening. Both approaches can help you achieve your desired results, but each has distinct benefits:
The in-office option takes about two hours. After this visit, your treatment is complete, and you should see the full effect within 24 hours of your appointment. This approach is ideal if you want whiter teeth in a short amount of time and greater certainty that you will see a difference.
The at-home option is a kit that Dr. Fowler and his staff prepare for you to use on your own over a period of about two weeks. Rather than committing two hours to an office visit, you can employ the kit as part of your daily hygienic routine, though it is important that you keep up with treatment to get the same benefits as the in-office approach.
Dr. Fowler can also customize treatment to your needs. For example, he can perform in-office whitening and provide you with an at-home kit so that you can maintain the improvement over time.
Your Experience with Teeth Whitening
Begin by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Fowler. As a patient, you can expect personal and attentive care; while we maintain an efficient and professional dental office, Dr. Fowler’s priority is to give patients the time they need for comfortable, effective treatment.
Dr. Fowler will conduct an examination to determine the level of whitening that you require. He will then prepare your teeth, apply a whitening gel, and use a special light that will accelerate the process. The entire treatment should take only a couple of hours.
Dr. Fowler will prepare whitening trays for you to use at home. Depending on the level of whitening you require, you can expect to wear the trays anywhere from 15 minutes a day to an entire nighttime. Typically, patients use at-home treatment for about two weeks to get the same benefits as the in-office approach.
Both in-office and at-home options should provide you with noticeably whiter and brighter teeth. The duration of the improvement you see will depend on the same factors that may have led to treatment in the first place—the food and drinks you eat, whether you smoke, and so on—but patients typically enjoy the benefits for six months or more before they decide to retreat.
Get a brighter, whiter smile in as little as 24 hours. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Fowler online or by phone at (817) 731-6386.