Teeth Whitening Services Provide a Brilliant Smile
Everyday life can take a heavy toll on the color of your teeth, and no matter how diligent you are about brushing and flossing, some of those stains simply won’t go away. What’s even more frustrating is when you buy an OTC whitening product and experience less than stellar results. That’s why we offer professional teeth whitening in Grants Pass. With the help of a specialized, super strong bleaching gel, you may be able to achieve a smile that is as bright and gorgeous as your personality.
In-Office Opalescence Whitening
The Opalescence whitening system uses a very strong bleaching gel that we apply to your teeth. Since it is chemically activated, the gel doesn’t need a special light to make it work. It’s also specially formulated to strengthen teeth and reduce post-treatment sensitivity.
We always recommend that patients get a thorough teeth cleaning before their Opalescence treatment. This ensures that there is no plaque or other debris on your pearly whites that might interfere with the gel’s effectiveness.
After your teeth are nice and clean, we’ll cover your gums and lips so the bleaching gel won’t irritate them. Then, we’ll apply the Opalescence solution and leave it on your teeth for about 15 minutes. After we rinse it off, we can reapply it a few more times until we achieve the desired results. In an hour or so, your teeth can become several shades brighter!
In-office whitening is ideal for folks who want to achieve a brighter smile as soon as possible, but some people like to achieve a more lustrous smile in the comfort of their own home. Your cosmetic dentist in Grants Pass offers take-home whitening kits. Using custom trays and a strong bleaching gel, you can achieve dramatic results in only two weeks! You may start to notice results even sooner than that.
Maintaining Your Results
If you are careful to prevent new stains from settling into your smile, the results of your whitening treatment could last for years! Here are some tips to help you maintain your new glow for as long as possible:
- Avoid the use of all tobacco products.
- Enjoy coffee, wine, and other staining beverages in moderation. When you do drink them, sip them through a straw so the liquid has minimal contact with your teeth.
- Brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste twice a day. Even though these products can’t remove deeper stains, they’re great at wiping away discoloration on the surface of teeth.
- Visit your dentist for routine cleanings and checkups.
- Performing whitening touch-ups with your take-home kit when necessary.
Candidates for Teeth Whitening
Most people are good candidates for professional teeth whitening; the procedure is generally very safe and comfortable. However, if you have restorations on your front teeth, such as crowns or bonding, they won’t respond to the bleaching gel. Also, individuals with serious oral health problems should get such issues taken care of before they consider cosmetic treatments.
Are you ready for a brighter smile? Contact us today to talk about professional teeth whitening!