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Bring Life to Your Smile with Cosmetic Teeth Whitening in Shelton
It is common for our teeth to accumulate stains as we get older. Our personalized teeth whitening solutions make it possible to turn back the clock and achieve a brighter smile.
Why Should I See a Teeth Bleaching Dentist?
We are proud to offer in-office power bleaching, which is also known as chairside dental whitening. Our dentist-supervised process offers several advantages over popular do-it-yourself whitening products. First, the entire process is carefully monitored to ensure that the procedure is performed safely and painlessly and you are completely satisfied with the results. The whitening gels we use are highly concentrated and much stronger than anything available over the counter, so you will see an immediate improvement in your smile. These gels also penetrate deep into the tooth enamel, so the results last longer than with DIY products.
Who Is a Candidate for Teeth Whitening in Shelton?
You may be a candidate for our teeth whitening procedure if your teeth are generally healthy but are discolored because of age, smoking, or the foods and beverages you eat and drink. During your consultation, our dentist will examine your teeth to determine the underlying cause of the discoloration and help you find the whitening solution that is best for your unique dental needs.
When Is Professional Teeth Whitening Not Recommended?
There are certain types of discolorations that cannot be corrected using our teeth whitening systems. For example, discoloration caused by tetracycline and other medications is permanent and cannot be corrected through bleaching. Bleaching also is not appropriate when there is an underlying issue involving the tooth structure, such as severe decay or a damaged filling. The materials used for dental restorations are also impervious to the bleaching process. If you have crowns or veneers, you may want to consider replacing them so that they will match your lighter teeth.
Is It Safe to Perform Teeth Whitening at Home?
In addition to our in-office power bleaching procedure, we also offer personalized teeth whitening kits that patients can use in the convenience of their own home. To create your customized kit, we will take impressions of your teeth to ensure that your whitening trays fit properly and provide you with professional-grade whitening gel. We will also make sure that you know how to use your kit safely before you leave the office. If you use the system as directed, it may be possible to brighten your teeth up to six shades within a couple of weeks. Call today to find out if one of our at-home whitening kits is right for you.
Is the Teeth Whitening Procedure Expensive?
It is true that dentist-supervised teeth whitening and professional-grade whitening products are more expensive than those found in your local retail or drug store; however, most patients find that the results are well worth the extra expense. We will provide you with an estimate of your teeth bleaching cost once we determine the most appropriate whitening system for your needs, the number of treatments required, and whether you will need additional procedures to correct other dental issues or to even out the color of your dental restorations.
Can I Get the Same Results with Do-it-Yourself Teeth Whitening Products?
The short answer is no. Over-the-counter teeth whitening gels, strips, rinses, trays, and toothpastes typically use abrasives or mild bleaching agents to remove surface stains from the teeth. You may notice some improvement, but these products lack the strength of professional-grade whitening systems. If used incorrectly, DIY whitening systems can provide inconsistent results and even cause gum irritation. Using a dentist-supervised whitening process will ensure the best possible results.
What Happens During the Teeth Whitening Procedure?
The teeth whitening procedure is simple and completely painless. The exact steps may vary slightly based on the specific whitening system used, but the basic process is as follows:
- We will examine your teeth to make sure they are healthy and perform a thorough cleaning to remove tartar, debris, and surface stains.
- We will take photos of your teeth to help us gauge the effectiveness of your treatment.
- The dentist will use a cheek retractor to help hold your mouth open and make it easier to access the teeth.
- We will apply a protective liquid to your gums so they will not become irritated by the whitening gel.
- The dentist will then paint the whitening gel onto the teeth. Most patients require several coats of the gel to achieve the desired results.
- Once the last coat of gel has been removed, the dentist will check the results and may recommend additional treatments or procedures.
How Do I Schedule an Appointment with a Teeth Bleaching Dentist?
Take the first step toward achieving the brilliant smile that you have always wanted. Call today to schedule a consultation with one of our teeth whitening experts.