Though the economic recovery has remained sluggish for most Americans, one field where there has been remarkable growth in cosmetic surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that Americans spent more than $7 billion on surgical procedures and another $5 billion on nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2013. While many of these procedures can be expensive and involve significant risks and lengthy recovery, teeth whitening is a simple, less expensive way to experience a remarkable, youthful aesthetic boost. Teeth whitening at Woodland Hills-based facilities like West Hills Smiles have proven that the procedure can go a long way toward enhancing one’s appearance. Better yet, there are now more effective options than ever before. Common teeth whitening choices include:
1. In-Office Whitening Treatment
For years, in-office whitening treatments had garnered a reputation for being inconsistent and unpredictable, particularly for those with darker teeth or staining caused by tetracycline – an antibiotic that’s used to treat bacterial infections. However, state-of-the-art in-office whitening at facilities like West Hills Smiles allows dental professionals to penetrate deeper into the tooth and break up larger stain-causing molecules in only two one-hour sessions. Their power whitening system is considered to be the most intense, fastest way to whiten teeth.
2. Take-Home Trays
While in-office whitening is the fastest way to a terrifically white, brightened smile, some people would prefer to whiten their teeth on their own schedule. That’s why West Hills Smiles offers a take-home whitening system that allows their patients to garner professional-grade results from the comfort of their own homes. While tray-whitening may not provide the immediate results found with in-office whitening, it still provides excellent results in as little as two weeks.
At West Hills Smiles, a dedicated dental professional will create custom-made trays that are designed to perfectly fit each individual patient’s mouth. They will then illustrate to each patient how to insert the whitening gel in the tray for consistent, impressive whitening on each tooth.
3. Over the Counter Whitening Products
For those who have reservations about undergoing whitening treatment at an accredited dental facility, a number of over-the-counter whitening products are offered. However, the consensus among experts in cosmetic dentistry is that many of these over-the-counter whitening treatments are not truly whitening the root, producing results that are inconsistent and minimal at best. Perhaps the most effective option among OTC products are whitening strips, but unlike the proven options at West Hills Smiles, they aren’t custom-tailored to each patient’s smile, and the chemicals used aren’t as potent.
In Brighter smile family dentistry, Dr. Darwish is committed to providing his patients with the highest quality dental care, using the latest technology and modern procedures. Whether you’re looking for teeth whitening or any other number of dental or cosmetic dental treatments from Brighter smile, you can count on your team to deliver truly great results. To make an appointment at Brighter smile or to get a free initial consultation with their expert dental team