Brighter Smiles Through Teeth Whitening
Of all the things that can affect your smile’s appearance, stains and discoloration are the most common. Appropriately, professional teeth whitening is the most-frequently requested cosmetic dentistry treatment. Teeth whitening helps improve your smile’s appearance by erasing stains and brightening your teeth, and the procedure is simple enough to be completed at home, on your own time. For quicker results, we can also perform the treatment in our office, in as little as an hour!
When Teeth Whitening Works Best
Before recommending teeth whitening, Dr. Nielsen will first examine your teeth stains to determine their nature and severity. Professional whitening consists of a potent peroxide-based compound that is applied to the surfaces of your teeth. The bleaching agent systemically breaks up the stains located on the outer layer of tooth enamel – known as extrinsic stains. In addition to stain removal, professional teeth bleaching also brightens the main structure, or dentin, underneath enamel for a brighter, more youthful glow.
A Bleaching System that Fits You
Our custom take-home teeth whitening kit is designed for you to apply the high-grade bleaching agent to your teeth safely and evenly from the comfort of your own home. The trays fit comfortably over your teeth and should be worn for a prescribed amount of time every day. In 10-14 days, your teeth stains will have disappeared and your smile can be up to 8 shades brighter!
If your smile needs an immediate touch up, then ask us about our in-office treatment, which only requires a single visit and lasts about an hour. During your visit, Dr. Nielsen will place tissue guards to protect your lips, tongue, gums, and cheeks, then carefully apply the whitening gel to your teeth. A special light stimulates the gel for a few minutes at a time, and the stimulation can be repeated several times until your teeth are bright and blemish-free again.