Teeth Whitening Specialist

Wellness Dental

Implant & General Dentists located in Phoenix, AZ & Chandler, AZ

If you’re looking to whiten and brighten your smile, we have solutions. In-office teeth whitening procedures are effective and long-lasting solutions for undesirable teeth discoloration and stains. Our Wellness Dental team has a wealth of experience, and we make sure to walk our patients through their teeth whitening options at any of our four offices in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, and Peoria, Arizona. To find out more about the next step on your path to a beautiful, white smile, call or book your appointment online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What are my teeth whitening options?

The long list of teeth whitening systems and products includes:

  • Over-the-counter gels
  • Whitening toothpastes
  • In-office whitening treatments
  • Whitening strips and take-home kits

In-office whitening is more effective than those options because the whitening product is applied directly to your teeth. For more dramatic results with in-office procedures, you might need multiple visits.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening is a simple process. The teeth whitening products usually contain one of two tooth-bleaching chemicals: hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

The bleaches work by breaking the stains into smaller pieces, which disperses the particles and the color, making it less concentrated, and making your teeth several shades brighter. The bleaches can break up deep-set intrinsic stains but are best used in-office at higher concentrations for shorter time periods.

The layer under the enamel of your tooth is called dentin and naturally becomes more yellow as you age. In-office teeth whitening is especially proficient at removing deep-set stains on the dentin.

You might experience temporary tooth sensitivity, but aside from that, there aren’t any side effects or risks to teeth whitening.

Are professional treatments better than over-the-counter kits?

When choosing a teeth whitening treatment, you should keep in mind:

The strength of the bleaching agent

Over-the-counter products and take-home kits usually contain a lower-strength bleaching agent that won’t be able to produce the same results. In-office bleaching agents can contain a hydrogen peroxide concentration more than three times as high as take-home kits.

Mouthpiece trays

At Wellness Dental, we’ll provide you with a custom-made mouthpiece tray that provides the most comfort and allows maximum contact between the whitening gel and your teeth.

The custom-made trays you’ll receive in-office also minimize contact between your gums and the bleaching gel.

With so many options out there, it’s best to speak to one of our Wellness Dental team members so they can help you identify the best option for getting those pearly whites of your dreams. Call or book your appointment online.