Teeth Whitening Treatments
Visit Dr. White your family dentist to brighten your smile. Our whitening treatments can give you a youthful, attractive, natural-looking smile! Are your teeth stained by drinking tea or coffee, medication or aging? Have you tried over-the-counter whiteners that just don’t work? Dr. White and his family dentist team can enhance your smile with our professional whitening treatments that are only available at your family dentist.
With our whitening treatments, your smile can once again be dazzling making you feel more confident about smiling and speaking! With just one treatment, you will realize an amazing difference. Dr. White, a family dentist, can treat the entire family. To schedule a consultation, contact Dr. White today. Our family dentist team has several options available to brighten your smile.
Before the Whitening - Prepping the Teeth
Before the cleaning Dr. White’s family dentist staff may professionally clean your teeth to clear away plaque and debris that have collected on the surface and between the teeth. Dr. White will then perform a dental exam to check for potential problems such as severe tooth decay, cracks and gum disease. As bleaches can cause varying degrees of irritation if these conditions are present, a family dentist will likely delay the procedure until such problems have been corrected. Photos may be taken of your teeth, and their color measured on a shade guide providing a benchmark for assessing your whitening progress.
The In-Office Whitening Procedure
Before the application of the whitening agent, Dr. White’s family dental staff will insert a cheek retractor is into your mouth, exposing all the teeth that will be treated. The gums are then covered with a liquid hardening resin to protect against any irritation that may be caused by the bleaching gel.
A bleaching gel containing hydrogen peroxide is applied to your teeth and kept on for approximately 15 to 30 minutes. A second application may be needed. If so, the first application of bleaching gel is suctioned or washed off, and fresh gel is applied for one or more additional periods of 15 to 30 minutes. Some whitening treatments incorporate an intense light that is focused on the teeth to activate or enhance the bleaching process. Between gel applications, the teeth are checked to see how well they have whitened, and whether more bleach needs to be applied.
After the final gel application, the cheek retractors are removed, and the gel can be rinsed off. The whitening change is measured. Dr. White, family dentist, may schedule additional treatments if a satisfactory level of whitening hasn't been achieved.