Teeth Whitening in Anna, Texas
Teeth whitening is the single most common cosmetic dentistry treatment in the world. Each year, millions of people turn to teeth whitening for a brighter, more attractive smile. At Branches Dental, our dental team uses modern techniques and products to provide fantastic teeth whitening in Anna.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Though there are dozens of different types of whitening products available, from professional in-office treatments to at-home whitening toothpaste and trays, they all use the same basic ingredients and principles for teeth whitening.
Tooth whitening products use powerful “peroxides”, such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, to “bleach” your teeth and remove surface stains.
Both hydrogen and carbamide peroxide contain oxygen molecules. When these oxygen molecules come into contact with stains on the surface of your teeth, they react. This reaction breaks the molecular bonds of the discolorations on your teeth. In turn, these surface stains are removed from the enamel of your tooth.
What Can Teeth Whitening Treat?
Teeth whitening can treat stains on the exterior of teeth, caused by:
- Use of tobacco products
- Natural yellowing due to age
- Staining from coffee, tea, berries, and other foods/beverages
If the stain is on the exterior of the tooth, it can usually be removed with tooth whitening. However, discoloration caused by internal issues like tooth decay, amalgam fillings, or antibiotic treatments, such as tetracycline, can sometimes not be treated with teeth whitening.
At-Home Vs. In-Office Teeth Whitening – What’s The Difference?
We offer both at-home and in-office teeth whitening at Branches Dental.
In-office teeth whitening usually only requires a single 45-60 minute session. Your teeth will be cleaned, and then a powerful whitening compound gel will be applied. The gel is chemically activated so there is no light needed.
We also offer at-home teeth whitening. First, molds will be taken of your teeth, then you will get a set of custom-made trays and bleach to put in the trays. You then simply wear these trays at home, based on Dr. Nilesh Thakkar’s instructions, and you will get professional-grade results in just a few weeks!
If you’re in Anna, TX, or the surrounding areas, and looking for a professional cosmetic dentistry practice for teeth whitening, you’ve found the best choice in town! With a wide variety of at-home and in-office whitening solutions, we can provide flexible service that meets your particular needs.
Don’t wait. Get the smile of your dreams with teeth whitening. Contact Branches Dental for an appointment today at 972-924-0330, or visit our office in Anna, at 2100 West White St., Ste 100, Anna, TX 75409.