Do you have a big moment coming up and you need to look your best? Maybe you’re about to walk down the aisle at your storybook wedding? Or maybe you’re finally being noticed by the bigwigs at work for that promotion after years of hard work? Maybe you have an interview scheduled for your dream job? But maybe your pearly whites aren’t so pearly or white anymore. Maybe you need a confidence booster? If that’s the case, professional teeth whitening treatments may be just what you need to smile like you mean it!
How to Whiten Teeth
Even though you may have faithfully cared for your teeth, natural discoloration of your teeth will still occur over time. This process can also be helped along by other factors such as smoking or chewing tobacco or daily consumption of coffee, tea, cola or red wine. Even the use of certain prescription medications can contribute to this discoloration.
Following your Integrated Dental dentist’s recommendation of brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily can slow this process down and help your smile stay brighter and healthier longer. However, it cannot reverse this process.
Greeley dentist Dr. Melvin Benson offers patients the option of in office or take home teeth whitening by Opalescence. Both treatments can erase years of stains and restore a more youthful look. A fresh, white smile can boost your sense of confidence.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our fastest method of teeth whitening takes a little over an hour and can produce results up to ten shades lighter. Results will depend on the severity and source of stains on the teeth, with certain stains being more difficult to remove completely. Dr. Benson will discuss expected results after an examination prior to your treatment.
First, we apply a protective barrier to your gums. Next, we brush on a layer of maximum strength bleaching gel and activate the ingredients with a special light. We may repeat this process a couple more times until we reach the desired shade.
Opalescence products contain potassium nitrate and fluoride to reduce sensitivity and actually improve the health of your teeth.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Our most convenient method for removing enamel stains, at-home teeth whitening utilizes custom-fitted trays that Dr. Benson creates in the office and maximum strength bleaching gel. The Opalescence take home kit will provide results far superior to over the counter options.
At home, you will fill the trays with gel and fit them over your teeth for the prescribed amount of time daily. The gel will remove stains and, because it contains fluoride, it will also reduce sensitivity and strengthen your enamel. After about a week, your teeth will look dramatically whiter.
All our teeth whitening products are specially formulated to minimize tooth sensitivity and Dr. Benson carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments. These treatments provide more dramatic results in much less time than the popular over-the-counter whitening strips and toothpastes you may see advertised on TV without breaking the bank.
To discuss which teeth whitening treatment would work best for your dental hygiene goals, schedule an appointment with Dr. Benson at Integrated Dental in Greeley, CO by calling 970.351.7153 or request an appointment online.