If you are looking for a quick and effective treatment to improve your smile, teeth whitening might be for you! Our dentists and team provide professional in-office and take-home whitening treatments to quickly brighten your smile and enhance the appearance of your teeth. Give us a call today at 956-661-1000 to learn more about teeth whitening in McAllen, Texas, and to set up your appointment with Dr. Damien Garcia and Dr. Lisa Gortari at Oasis Family Dental.
Dental bleaching, also known as tooth whitening, is a common procedure in general dentistry. According to the FDA, whitening restores natural tooth color and bleaching whitens beyond the natural color. There are many methods available, such as brushing, bleaching strips, bleaching pens, bleaching gel, and laser bleaching. Teeth whitening has become the most requested procedure in cosmetic dentistry today. More than 100 million Americans whiten their teeth one way or another.
Bleaching methods use carbamide peroxide, which reacts with water to form hydrogen peroxide. Carbamide peroxide has about a third of the strength of hydrogen peroxide. This means that a 15% solution of carbamide peroxide is the rough equivalent of a 5% solution of hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide oxidizing agent penetrates the porosities in the rod-like crystal structure of enamel, and breaks down stain deposits in the dentin. Another bleaching agent is 6-phthalimido peroxy hexanoic acid (PAP).
If you have any questions about teeth whitening, or to schedule an appointment with our caring dentists and team, please contact our office today.