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How Does Tooth Whitening Work?

Teeth Whitening

Are you in search of solutions for a whiter, brighter smile? If so, you are not alone. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), tooth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures chosen by dental patients. Murphy Dental Home is proud to offer professional whitening with dazzling results. We invite you to experience cosmetic dentistry at its best!

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

The simple and painless procedure involves applying a peroxide-based gel or paste to the surfaces of your teeth. The bleach works to break up stains into smaller pieces, making the color appear less concentrated, and resulting in whiter, brighter teeth.

Not all tooth discoloration responds to teeth whitening in the same manner. Yellow teeth bleach well, while brown and gray teeth will likely not show adequate whitening results. Whitening will not lift staining off dental restorations such as fillings and crowns and is not effective if the tooth discoloration is due to the use of medications or trauma.

Is Tooth Whitening Safe?

Tooth whitening has been shown to be safe when conducted under the care and supervision of a dental professional. You may experience temporary side effects such as tooth sensitivity, which should soon subside.

Professional Tooth Whitening

At Murphy Dental Home, tooth whitening is performed under the supervision of Dr. Gandhi and her exceptional team of dental professionals. The procedure will brighten the appearance of your smile by as many as 5-10 shades in just one session. If you would prefer whitening your teeth at home, we can provide you with a take-home kit, including custom-made trays and whitening gel.

Over-the-Counter Tooth Whitening Products

There are various over-the-counter products available for in-home whitening. Peroxide-based gels or strips work to lift stains when placed directly against the surfaces of your teeth. There are also whitening toothpastes which contain mild abrasives that remove some surface stains.

While over-counter whitening products deliver some results, they will not be as dramatic as professional whitening treatments and may not be as safe. You are much better off achieving your white, bright smile under professional supervision.

Tooth Whitening in Murphy, TX

Contact Murphy Dental Home to learn more about tooth whitening and how it can enhance your smile. Dr. Gandhi and her team are committed to providing the best and safest treatments available. Also, we provide lifetime teeth whitening at Murphy Dental Home. Please call our office on 972-532-6506 for more details. Contact us and schedule your appointment today!