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We know how whiter teeth can improve your day-to-day interactions with people. You’ll have more self-confidence and smile more often. You will also appear younger and healthier with whiter teeth. We’re committed to helping as many patients as possible achieve a sparkling white smile with an affordable teeth bleaching treatment in our comfortable office.
Why Should I Choose a Teeth Bleaching Dentist for a Teeth Whitening Treatment?
When you choose in-office teeth whitening, you’ll have a dental exam first, Our dentist will look for issues, such as gum disease, decay or a fractured tooth, which could cause you pain during the whitening process. You will have to have these taken care of before going ahead with a whitening treatment. We want to make sure you will have a good experience.
Teeth whitening works best on yellowish stains from tobacco and food and beverages. Unfortunately, crowns and veneers won’t change color after a teeth whitening treatment. If you have gray stains deep inside your teeth from faulty fillings, previous trauma and certain medications, whitening will not remove these stains. Your dentist may suggest veneers for teeth with stains that can’t be whitened with a bleaching treatment.
If you’re interested in learning if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening, please call our office to request a consultation.
Can a Dentist Give Me a Teeth Whitening Kit to Use at Home?
If you come in for an examination, our dentist will assess your mouth and make sure teeth whitening is right for you. He or she may suggest a teeth cleaning before you whiten. A dental lab will make custom whitening trays for you and you’ll come back to get them and your specially prepared, professional-grade bleaching agent. Normally, you’ll use the trays an hour each night for two weeks, but follow your dentist’s instructions. By the end of the two weeks, you should see significant improvement.
How Much Will Whitening My Teeth Cost?
We calculate your teeth bleaching cost on the whitening system your dentist decides is right for you, how many treatments you’ll need to reach your desired whiteness and if your dentist needs to even out the color because of restorations. Call our office and request a teeth whitening consultation. Our dentist will examine your teeth and gums and them give you an estimate of your total cost. Our teeth bleaching treatments offer an affordable, fast smile makeover.
Do Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products Work?
Whitening strips, trays and gels work to a limited extent. Your teeth will lighten by a shade or two if you use the product for weeks. Compare this to an in-office teeth whitening treatment, which can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in about an hour. It’s impossible for OTC products to offer the same dramatic results as chairside whitening since they contain a weaker concentration of the professional bleaching solution you can only get at a dental office. In-office whitening by a teeth bleaching dentist is safe; incorrect use of OTC whitening products can cause gum irritation and tooth sensitivity. If you decide to have whitening at our dental office, you can choose the degree of whiteness you want to achieve.
If you’re only looking to brighten your teeth a little bit, OTC products may help you achieve your goal. If you’re looking for significant results that people will notice, call to schedule an appointment with our dentist.
What Happens During a Teeth Whitening Procedure?
The following steps are performed by your dentist or under your dentist’s supervision:
- You’ll start with an exam and a teeth cleaning. Having your teeth cleaned first will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, ensuring consistent results.
- Your dentist may photograph your teeth or determine their whiteness on a shade guide so he or she can assess the final results.
- We will put a cheek retractor in your mouth to expose your teeth and to keep your lips and cheeks from accidentally touching the bleaching solution.
- We will place a shielding gel on your gums.
- We will apply the bleaching agent, leave it on for 10 or 15 minutes and then remove it. This step will be repeated until your teeth reach the level of whiteness you desire. Some whitening systems use a special light to activate the bleaching agent.
- Our dentist will gauge the whiteness to see if you may need a follow-up treatment or a whitening kit to take home.
You can expect the results to last for at least a year, typically longer, if you follow your dentist’s instructions for maintaining the results. If you’re a smoker, refraining from tobacco use will keep your teeth whiter longer.