Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth whitening is a simple procedure that can improve the appearance of your teeth. If you struggle with stained or discolored teeth, teeth whitening may be right for you. Teeth whitening is a simple procedure. A whitening gel is applied to the teeth, and a special light is used to activate the gel.

This process breaks up the stains and brightens your teeth by several shades.There are many options for teeth whitening. Your dentist can work with you to discuss the best options for you.


What’s the deal with DIY teeth whitening?

DIY teeth whitening products can be tempting to buy, but they aren’t backed by science. In other words, there is no proof that they work. In fact, some DIY teeth whitening products can actually make your teeth look worse! There is also evidence that DIY teeth whitening products could damage your tooth enamel and erode your teeth.


Laser teeth whitening

Laser teeth whitening is the fastest, most effective way to lighten your teeth. Your dentist will apply a special gel to your teeth and then shine a laser on them to activate the whitening solution. The gel and laser work together to remove stains and make your teeth up to eight shades lighter.Laser teeth whitening is also the safest option. Your dentist will administer a numbing gel to your gums and lips, and you’ll wear a protective bib to shield your clothing.


In-Office teeth whitening

Whitening teeth in a dental office is a fast, simple procedure. Whitening teeth takes about one hour from the time a patient enters their dentist’s office until they leave. Teeth whitening is a multi-step process. First, your dentist will create custom-fit bleaching trays for your teeth. The trays are made out of clear plastic so that the dentist can see them. The dentist then takes impressions of your teeth. These impressions are used to create your custom bleaching trays. 


Take-home whitening kits

Whitening kits can be bought from your dentist’s office or over-the-counter at your local pharmacy. These kits contain bleaching gel. The gel is usually applied to the teeth using custom-made trays. Each whitening kit includes a syringe of gel. The gel is inserted into the syringe and squirted into the tray. The patient then inserts the loaded tray into their mouth and wears it for a specific amount of time.


Food and drink to avoid after whitening

Patients should avoid foods and drink after teeth whitening that can cause discoloration or staining of the teeth. These include red wine, coffee, and tobacco products. Fortunately, these foods and drinks can be consumed in moderation after teeth whitening. Additionally, patients should also avoid chewing gum and using mouthwash that contains alcohol. These substances can speed up the development of stains on the teeth.


To find out more about the dental services offered at Cochise Caring Dentistry, call (520)-458-1989 or schedule an online consultation. You can Visit us at  66 North Garden Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 

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