Teeth aren’t naturally the bright white color that you see when a celebrity walks down the red carpet. In fact, the normal color of teeth is off-white or even a tad on the yellow side. Our everyday activities, such as drinking wine and eating berries, can make our smiles even darker . Fortunately, though, modern dentistry has allowed us to change the way our teeth look by blasting away stains for a smile that truly dazzles. In our practice, we offer both take-home and in-office Zoom! and Opalescence teeth whitening so you can choose the option that best fits your needs.
Once you learn that professional teeth whitening is an option, you may not want to wait to begin treatment. The first step to achieving a more radiant smile is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nelson . During this appointment, he will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to make sure you exhibit good oral health. He’ll also likely discuss your current oral hygiene routine as well as your lifestyle habits (i.e., do you smoke, do you tend to bite your fingernails, etc.).
After going over your smile goals and determining which method of treatment is right for you, he will formulate a personalized plan.
You should know that if you have any restorations (i.e., dental fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, etc.), they will not change in color should you choose to pursue teeth whitening.
Dr. Nelson uses trusted, proven teeth whitening methods, like Zoom!, Opalescence Boost, and Opalescence take-home kits, to offer patients the best possible results.
You can use our take-home whitening kits as a way to maintain the results of your in-office treatment, but you can also use them as a standalone way to brighten your teeth. We’ll help you put together an Opalescence kit that will have customized whitening trays and a bleaching solution in a concentration that is right for your circumstances. We’ll coach you on how to use your kit to get the dramatic results you want in a way that is safe for your teeth.
When arriving for your in-office treatment, Dr. Nelson will begin by cleaning your teeth before covering your lips and gums, so they are not exposed to the bleaching agent. Leaving only your teeth exposed, he will apply the whitening gel that consists of hydrogen peroxide. Combined with a specialized light, the two components work together to penetrate the tooth enamel and break up any intrinsic and extrinsic stains.
Applying the gel in 15-minute increments, you will notice a dramatic difference in the shade of your teeth by the end of your appointment. Taking only one full hour to complete, this method of treatment makes it quick and easy for patients to enjoy a brighter smile that can last a long time.
Apart from the in-house treatment provided, Dr. Nelson will also provide a touch-up kit you can use at home, should you need to re-apply the whitening gel to give your smile an added boost.
Being mindful of what foods and beverages you consume following your treatment can help your results last longer. To get the most out of your newly whitened grin, we recommend following these helpful tips:
When it comes to receiving professional teeth whitening treatment, you will discover there are an endless number of benefits that make it a worthwhile investment, including: