Teeth Whitening

Ask About Our Whitening Options:
WhiteningBeforeAfter There are several ways to whiten your teeth either at home or in our office. Probably the fastest, most effective way to whiten your teeth is our in-office specialized treatment. This allows us to use a more powerful whitening gel. Many people see great results with just one session of in-office whitening, however, you may find you need more than one session. The number will depend on how severe your stains are, how your teeth respond and how white you want your teeth to be.

In-office whitening has just a few simple steps. First, we apply Vitamin E Oil to protect your lips. Next, we position the pre-loaded whitening trays over your teeth. Then we use a special light to shine on your teeth which activates the whitening gel. The whole procedure takes about 30 minutes. We suggest that you continue bleaching at home for a few days or weeks, and we’ll give you a whitening solution to take with you.

For in-home whitening, we will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth to fit you with custom trays. These need to fit well to help the whitening agent remain in contact with your teeth. At home, you fill each tray with a special whitening gel. Follow our instructions on when and how long to wear the trays. Many people achieve the amount of whitening they want withinteeth whitening a week or two, but some teeth take four weeks or longer.

There are also many choices for over the counter whitening systems. They contain a weaker whitening agent than our products so whitening may take longer. The whitening agent is applied as a gel placed in a mouthpiece or as a strip that sticks to your teeth. Whitening toothpastes are available as well. They contain abrasives that remove stains on the enamel. They do not actually change the overall color of your teeth.

Follow-Up
If you find that your gums become white or sore, contact us. Whitening is not a permanent solution. The stains will come back if you smoke or consume a lot of staining foods or drinks so bleaching can be done periodically as needed.

If you have any questions please contact our office and your Aspen Creek dentists will be happy to assist you.

Dr Brent Adams

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