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Oklahoma City Teeth Whitening

Your smile is one of the first impressions people will have of you and says a lot about you. One of the easiest ways to transform your smile is with teeth whitening.

How Teeth Whitening Works

The take home trays used in Oklahoma City teeth whitening.

The procedure is pretty straightforward. First, you'll come in for a quick exam to make sure you don't have any leaking fillings or cavities that could be an issue. If everything is fine, we'll take an impression of your teeth in order to create a pair of custom trays that will fit snugly over your teeth. We'll also provide you with a powerful teeth bleaching gel to use in your trays for a period of time each day, generally with a minimum of 20 minutes. You continue that procedure until you achieve the level of whiteness you desire.

The trays hold the bleaching agent on your teeth, which contains peroxide. As the peroxide sinks deeply into your teeth, it oxidizes the stains out. The longer you use the bleaching gel, the whiter your teeth will become. While the old stains will be permanently removed, you can develop new stains. You can maintain your brilliant smile with good oral hygiene and occasional touch ups every couple of years.

Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products

Maybe you have tried over-the-counter teeth whitening products and were disappointed. You might be skeptical to try teeth whitening again. There is a reason many of those products are ineffective, and they will not be the same materials you get with professional whitening. For instance, while whitening toothpastes may work to remove surface stains, they are not on your teeth long enough for any significant whitening to take place. The whitening agent needs to sink deep into the tooth to lift out stains. Bleaching takes place from the inside out. There are some over-the-counter products that do stay on your teeth; however, the level of bleaching agent they are allowed to contain is significantly less than what you'd get at a dentist's office. It will work, but you may have to purchase many kits, depending on the amount of whitening needed, and use the product significantly longer.

If you'd like to know if you're a candidate for teeth whitening, you may either call our office to set an appointment or you may click here to request an appointment online. To learn how you can get your dazzling white teeth in just one appointment, you can learn more on our Zoom Whitening page.