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Whiten Your Teeth Before School Starts Up Again!

By Sweet Tooth Dental
September 11, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Teeth WhiteningGet a brighter smile that will be sure to turn heads this school year.

Always wanted to get teeth up to 10 shades whiter in just one hour? Then ditch those over-the-counter products from your drugstore and head on over to your Kona dentist Dr. Garrett B.K. Oka, who can give you a visibly brighter smile in just one visit. How’s that for fast? It might seem too good to be true, but professional in-office whitening has become one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments in the US, and there’s a reason.

How Professional Teeth Whitening Works

Before we talk about our whitening system it’s important to know a little about teeth. Your teeth are made up of an inner layer (dentin) and an outer layer (enamel) that helps to protect your teeth. Unfortunately, food, smoking, drinks and even natural aging can form another layer on your beautiful enamel. Because enamel is porous, if this grimy film is left on teeth, it can actually seep in. This means that you now have stains in layers of your teeth that you can’t brush or clean away. While these stains aren’t harmful, they aren’t the most attractive.

This is where your Kona dentist’s whitening system comes in. The whiteners we use contain strong chemicals like carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide, which penetrate enamel and break down the stains through oxidation. This leaves you with a smile that is brighter and stain-free.

The Teeth Whitening Process

While you can also opt for at-home whitening treatments, if you are looking to get results before the school year or a special event, then time is of the essence. This is when you should opt for in-office whitening.

Before your treatment, your Kona dentist will clean your teeth and check to make sure there are no cavities or signs of gum disease. What makes our system so effective is that it uses a high-grade hydrogen peroxide gel (between 15 to 35 percent). Couple this with a high-intensity light beam, and you have the quickest way to a whiter smile.

After cleaning your teeth we will apply a protective coating over your gums to reduce sensitivity to the bleaching gel. Then the hydrogen peroxide gel will be painted on the teeth and left for several minutes, rinsed off and then reapplied multiple times. On average, most patients get smiles that are four to six shades whiter after only 45 minutes, but a lot will depend on the severity of your stains.

Ready to get a more radiant smile before the new school year? Then call your Kona dentist with Sweet Tooth Dental and don’t be afraid to flash those pearly whites.