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What Does Professional Teeth Whitening Feel Like?

Did you know your smile affects your brain? And researchers across the globe also have evidence that smiling is beneficial to your mental and emotional health. A great smile even makes you look younger and thinner.

These are just a few of the reasons why it can be difficult to see your teeth turn dull and discolored as you age.

Fortunately, Dr. William M. Schneider in Walnut Creek, California, is an expert in professional teeth whitening. He encourages his patients to be proactive with their oral health, and that includes keeping your smile bright.

With 25 years of experience creating customized trays and treatment plans, Dr. Schneider guarantees your comfort and satisfaction. 

Compassionate care is our highest concern, so it’s important that you have the necessary information about teeth whitening before deciding if it’s right for you.

How does professional teeth whitening work?

The effects of teeth whitening depend upon the type and amount of staining or discoloration of your teeth. Unlike drugstore remedies that only brighten teeth a few shades, professional teeth whitening treatment lets you decide the brightness of your smile. 

Teeth whitening gels work by using bleaching products like carbamide and hydrogen peroxide. These chemicals create reactions that brighten your smile. A big advantage of professional teeth whitening is the strength of the peroxide bleaching agents. 

Over-the-counter teeth whitening strips use only small amounts of peroxide to whiten your teeth. When you work with a professional like Dr. Schneider to develop your individualized teeth whitening plan, you can be confident that you’re using high-quality, medical-grade whitening gel.

Does professional teeth whitening hurt?

No. Using the whitening gel along with your customized trays doesn’t hurt, although it may be somewhat irritating if you’re not used to wearing dental appliances. 

And because teeth whitening involves a chemical reaction, you may have some slight tooth sensitivity while you wear the trays. This is temporary and goes away when you remove them. 

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), there’s a risk of temporary gum irritation using drugstore whitening kits. When you’re under the care of a specialist, this isn’t a risk you need to worry about. Professional teeth whitening methods are reliable and practical.

Learn more about professional teeth whitening

Even if you’ve never smoked or had a glass of red wine, you may still develop stained, yellowed, or dull teeth. This is partly due to genetics. Luckily, because of professional teeth whitening treatments, you don’t have to resign yourself to a lifetime of hiding your smile. 

Keep oral health a top priority by visiting our office for regular dental cleanings. Removing plaque and other surface stains during routine visits limits the need for future whitening procedures.

Are you ready to transform your smile? Call us today at 925-935-2700 to talk to Dr. Schneider about a personalized treatment plan, or use our convenient online scheduling tool to make your appointment.

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