Teeth Whitening - Phoenix

Whiter Teeth Means Greater Confidence

At AZ Family Dental, many of our patients from the Greater Phoenix, AZ, area want whiter teeth. Because of the growing trend for brighter smiles, the dentists at our practice have cutting-edge techniques for teeth whitening. Our professional whitening services offer a safe and effective alternative to at-home kits and toothpaste. Learn how we can maintain your dental health while making your smile brighter.

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The Benefits of Professional Whitening

The dentists at our office offer take-home whitening kits. These treatments let you get top-quality whitening at home with a professional’s supervision. When you receive at-home whitening from a dental professional, you benefit from:

  • Professional guidance: One of our dentists will monitor your teeth and mouth for any discomfort that happens during treatment. They can check for sensitivity as you use your tray.
  • Personalized tray design: A custom, take-home whitening tray has a shape designed for your mouth structure. The unique design keeps the whitening agent on your teeth and away from your gums.
  • Increased comfort: When a whitening agent comes in contact with your teeth, it can make them more sensitive. Our dentist will help you manage any potential sensitivity and give you advice if you already have sensitive teeth.

In addition to helping you whiten your teeth, the dentists at AZ Family Dental can provide dental treatments and regular checkups. We offer comprehensive general dentistry services for the entire family.

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AZ Family Dental Teeth Whitening in Greater Phoenix, AZ Area

When you come to us for professional whitening, you will make two visits to our office. During your first appointment, one of our dentists will take impressions of your teeth that they will use for your custom tray. When you return for your second visit, you and our dentist will check the tray’s fit. You will then take the tray and a special whitening agent home with you.

You will wear your whitening tray for a set amount of time every day. Your whitening schedule will depend on how much you want to brighten your teeth and your dental health. It can take a few days to a few weeks to reach your desired level of whiteness. Our dentist will tell you how long to maintain your whitening regimen. As you use your tray, you may experience some sensitivity that goes away after treatment. Let the dentist know if you have sensitive teeth that become uncomfortable.

Why Do Patients Whiten Their Teeth?

Our patients request teeth whitening for a variety of reasons. Some patients have staining due to food and drink such as coffee, tea, and acidic foods. In other cases, prescription medications like tetracycline cause discoloration. When certain patients have too much fluoride during tooth development, they can develop fluorosis or discolored spots on the teeth. You might have a different reason for needing whiter teeth, but our dentist will explore the best options with you.

Frequently Asked Questions for Tooth Whitening

What is the best treatment to whiten teeth?

The best treatment at home for teeth whitening is a combination of whitening toothpaste and an electric toothbrush. While this is an easy remedy for yellowing teeth, you can also obtain a custom-fit whitening gel tray to increase the effectiveness of whitening.

At-home treatments help with maintaining whiteness and gradually reversing yellow coloring. Professional treatments are much more effective for on-surface stains in a faster amount of time. Our dentists may recommend a bleaching session, which typically lasts up to an hour.

Do dentists recommend teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a safe and effective method to give your teeth a healthier, younger appearance. Especially if you have severely stained teeth, we recommend a professional teeth whitening session.

What whitens teeth really fast?

Teeth bleaching is a great way to whiten your teeth, and many patients will see a difference after one session, but for more advanced yellowing, it may take several sessions to see a substantial difference.

That said, Zoom is the most effective treatment you can receive through our dentists. This laser teeth whitening treatment uses a gel formula and UV light to make your teeth several shades lighter. It takes several treatments to receive the full effect of this treatment, and upkeep is required every one to two years. One reason you may go with teeth bleaching for laser whitening is the cost difference, with Zoom being more expensive.

Is it okay to brush your teeth with hydrogen peroxide?

Hydrogen peroxide is strong and can lead to sensitivity and pain. We recommend less intense options such as gel toothpaste or whitening strips. Strips are more effective for teeth whitening than toothpaste or mouthwash, but incorporating all three into your routine can go a long way in your teeth whitening progress.