Instant Teeth Whitening Results with BriteSmile
By Dr. David Wyse on June 24, 2020
When it comes to cosmetic dental treatments, professional teeth whitening is one of the most common. This procedure offers a noticeably brighter, whiter smile and can enhance your appearance quickly, often in just one office visit.
Drs. Jay W. Chrisman and David D. Wyse give our patients instant teeth whitening teeth results with BriteSmile® at our Bloomington, IL, practice. Here, we will compare BriteSmile to other teeth whitening products on the market and explain why it is one of the safest options available.
BriteSmile: A Brief Overview
BriteSmile is an in-office teeth whitening system that can brighten the teeth by up to 14 shades in one hour. To perform the treatment, your dentist applies a hydrogen peroxide-based bleaching gel to the teeth surfaces, then uses a blue light to activate the whitening properties. After about 15 or 20 minutes, the gel is rinsed off of the teeth and the process is repeated. This cycle may be completed three or four times in one appointment, depending on the desired results.
BriteSmile vs. Other Teeth Whitening Systems
BriteSmile uses a 15 percent whitening gel, while many others use 25 percent. As a result, treatment is gentler, thereby reducing the risk of post-whitening sensitivity. This gel contains glycerin and water to prevent tooth dehydration. It is also pH balanced and totally compatible with natural dental enamel.
Many patients fear that a lower-strength whitening gel will not provide the results they desire. However, the BriteSmile system uses a gas plasma light, which produces incredibly dramatic results in a very short amount of time. The light operates in the blue-green spectrum, which is low-level and safe for patients.
Compared to store-bought teeth whitening products, BriteSmile is faster, safer, and more effective. Many over-the-counter whitening systems contain harsh abrasives, which can damage the tooth enamel over time. Dentist-supervised whitening also offers more consistent, longer-lasting results. Furthermore, most store-bought products require multiple sessions. BriteSmile can achieve the desired results in just one hour.
How Long Do Results Last?
On average, results after BriteSmile treatment can last up to two years. There are plenty of ways that our Bloomington patients can maintain their dazzling new smile:
- Brush at least twice a day, preferably after every meal.
- Floss once daily.
- Reduce consumption of dark-colored foods and beverages, such as teas, coffees, fruit juices, sodas, berries, and more.
- Visit your dentist regularly for routine exams and cleanings.
- Consider touching up your smile with at-home whitening treatments, as directed by your dentist.
Virtually anyone who desires a whiter, brighter smile can benefit from this treatment. It is important to note, however, that patients should be in good oral health and free from gum disease, tooth decay, and other serious dental issues. If these problems are present, restorative treatments must be completed first. Teeth whitening can then be performed once your smile is healthy.
Learn More about Teeth Whitening with BriteSmile
Even straight, beautiful teeth can appear unhealthy if they are yellowed or stained. Professional teeth whitening with BriteSmile can enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. To learn more or to schedule a consultation at our Bloomington practice, call us at (309) 663-6393 or contact us online anytime.
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“I love my "new teeth." I feel so much better about my smile. The staff at Dr. Chrisman's office was very friendly and professional. I would recommend them to anyone looking for excellent dental care.” Jennifer B