Our patients find that teeth whitening to be absolutely the easiest thing they can do to improve your smile quickly and of relatively limited cost. There are several comfortable options that we offer at The Center for Implant and General Dentistry both in office and in prescribed take home kits. Our patients love the ease, speed, and significant impact that teeth whitening can provide. We can help you achieve a look that will remarkably give you an appearance of being healthier, brighter and even younger. In a competitive professional world, we can give you a smile that will lighten up a room, increasing your self-confidence and giving you a reason to want to smile.
There are various whitening options, some store-bought options in washes, gels, gum, and paste. All of these options will offer some level of limited whitening, but none will be as effective and fast as the whitening options that we can provide. Dr. Clay Keith and Dr. Paul Denson are able to offer a much higher dosage of the active whitening ingredient, peroxide, then can be offered over the counter due to it’s strong effect. Peroxide used in high levels can cause burning on the soft tissue of your gums, done under our watchful eye and direction is best.
Should I whiten before having restoration work done?
Many patients find that before having restoration work done to be the ideal time to have their teeth whitened. This is because we match the color of your restorative prosthesis, whether it’s a crown, a bridge, your veneer, or denture device to the enamel of the neighboring teeth. If you then later choose to whiten your teeth, the peroxide will not be able to alter the color of your prosthetic, it will remain the same, causing it to then no longer match your freshly whitened teeth. On the other hand, starting off with fresh white teeth, having your prosthetic shaded to match, will merely require a whitening touch up once a year or so to maintain a constant color match. Our team at The Center for Implant and General Dentistry can help.
Why are my teeth so yellow?
Teeth yellow and stain from use and age. Our teeth are in constant use, from eating to drinking, to even breathing the air around us, we are exposed to bacteria and residue all the time. Yellowed teeth often promote a feeling of being used, of being older, and of being unclean. We can change that. We can whiten your teeth, giving you a fresher, whiter and cleaner look. An average smile can go unnoticed, but a beautiful smile can gain the attention of everyone around you. We can help.
We offer both in office and at home prescribed kits to whiten your teeth. Whatever your preference, Dr. Clay Keith and Dr. Paul Denson can make recommendations that best suit your lifestyle and needs. Our in-office treatments are performed in about one hour using a high dosage of peroxide and careful monitoring. Our at home kits are less expensive, will take one to two weeks, and use less peroxide then in office but higher than can be purchased at the store. We are happy to work with your needs.