Brighten your smile this Valentine’s Day.

Ahhh…Valentine’s Day. The season of love, romance, and the finer things in life. Valentine’s Day means different things to people, but it is a good reminder to prioritize you—yes, you.

If you are looking to give yourself a little pick-me-up this Valentine’s Day, look no further than Allred Family Dentistry to treat yourself to a professional teeth whitening session. The use of teeth whitening kits has increased over the years, and over 35 million Americans reported using a tooth whitening kit in 2020. The boost of confidence a whiter smile can give a person can make anyone’s Valentine’s Day a bit brighter. The team at Allred Family Dentistry is ready to help our patients step out with a sparkling smile.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is the process of whitening a person’s teeth through the use of chemical agents. There are two types of methods to whiten teeth: over-the-counter or professionally.

An over-the-counter at-home teeth whitening kit is one that is available at most grocery stores or pharmacies. These tooth whitening kits usually consist of strips that have a whitening solution embedded into them. A person takes the strip and sticks it to their teeth, and in about an hour, the strip is removed. There are also at-home kits that involve a tray that a person puts a whitening solution in, and then wears the tray for about an hour. These at-home whitening kits don’t have significant results, but if you are looking for a quick and temporary whitening, you may see a bit of brightness after the use of these at-home kits.

The preferred method of whitening teeth is through a professional tooth whitening kit available from your dentist at Allred Family Dentistry. Our office uses the Opalescence tooth whitening system that allows our patients to whiten their teeth at home, on their own time, with professional results.

What is Opalescence?

The Opalescence system starts with the Allred Family Dentistry team fitting you with custom trays that will hold the whitening solution. These trays will fit snugly over your teeth, unlike generic at-home whitening kits. Your dentist will prescribe a prescription-strength, powerful whitening gel that is inserted into the trays before you put them on. Following the instructions your dentist gives you, you’ll wear the trays for a designated amount of time, so the gel doesn’t migrate to the gums and cause damage. Depending on the results you are looking to achieve, the Opalescence system may be worn anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes a day for five to 10 days. Many times, users will see results after just one night of using Opalescence, and dramatic results after one week.

What to expect during tooth whitening treatments.

If you and your dentist agree to use a tooth whitening treatment to brighten your smile, you shouldn’t expect dramatic results overnight. Tooth whitening treatments take time to work because, over time, the chemicals in the whitening solutions work to break down the stains on your teeth. The darker the stains, the longer it will take the whitening solutions to work.

Because the tooth whitening agent can take time to break down the stains on your teeth, you might not be satisfied with the immediate results. But over time, with consistent use as prescribed, you’ll achieve the dazzling smile of your dreams. Remember that you also need to keep up with your normal oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing at least twice a day for two minutes at a time to keep your teeth healthy and bright white after your whitening treatment.

Celebrate yourself this Valentine’s Day!

If you are looking for a way to celebrate yourself, consider a professional tooth whitening kit from Allred Family Dentistry. A bright and refreshed smile can boost your confidence and self-esteem. It can also promote more smiling, which can lead to happiness. A bright smile can also help increase a person’s career track and encourage more success.

Schedule a consultation with Allred Family Dentistry, today.

If you are considering a professional tooth whitening treatment for Valentine’s Day, visit the team at Allred Family Dentistry for a consultation. Our dentists will evaluate your smile and after determining how white you want your smile, you will be prescribed the Opalescence teeth whitening treatment system, customized to specifically help you achieve the brighter smile you want. Just follow the instructions your dentist provides, and you could be showing off a brighter, whiter smile in just a week. So forget the flowers, candies, chocolates, and cards, and treat yourself to a professional tooth whitening treatment this Valentine’s Day!