Grafton Teeth Whitening
A flawless, bright white smile is something almost every patient wants. In fact, the majority of people who visit us asking about a whiter smile have already tried one or more store bought teeth whitening products without achieving their desired results. If you truly want to attain a smile up to ten shades brighter, it’s time to call Kern Family Dentistry of Grafton to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation. During this appointment, we’ll evaluate your smile and help you to develop a personalized treatment plan to deliver flawless white smiles.
Causes of Dental Staining
Before we start your teeth whitening plan, we’ll work with you to determine the initial cause of your dental discoloration. Some of the common reasons patients’ smiles become stained include:
- Consumption of darkly-colored foods and drinks
- Use of tobacco
- Wearing down of tooth enamel leading to exposure of the yellow dentin layers of teeth
- Naturally darker colored tooth enamel
- Overconsumption of fluoride as teeth develop leading to fluorosis (brighter white spots)
- Taking tetracycline medications during dental development leads to dark staining
Opalescence Boost In-Office Teeth Whitening
If you want a predictable method of brightening your smile up to ten shades, Opalescence Boost in-office teeth whitening makes it possible for our team to deliver smiles up to ten shades whiter in just about an hour. The process is simple. We protect gums and soft tissue using shields. Then, we apply a layer of teeth whitening gel to the surfaces of your smile. Once in place, we allow the whitener to work for about 20 minutes at a time. After the application, we check your progress and reapply as necessary. Most patients see the results they’re after in just two or three applications.
Opalescence Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits
For those patients who want to bright their smiles more gradually or who want to touch up the results of their in-office teeth whitening, we offer Opalescence at-home smile brightening kits. These take-home kits use the same professional grade teeth whitening gel we utilize during in-office treatments to ensure effective whitening in the comfort of your own home. Rather than the ill-fitting application trays used in store-bought kits, professional take-home teeth whitening uses custom crafted trays that ensure the whitening gel stays in place over teeth. They also keep out the neutralizing saliva, allowing the smile brightening agent to work longer. To achieve the same results possible with in-office whitening, patients will need to apply the whitening gel for about 30 minutes at a day for 10 to 14 days. To touch up the results of in-office whitening, patients usually just need to complete two to three thirty minute applications every four to six months.
Benefits of Professional Whitening
When you brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening services in our office, you can expect to experience a number of benefits, including:
- Predictable results up to ten shades brighter
- Safer treatment under the supervision of your dentist
- Less likely to experience dental sensitivity
- Improved confidence to share your smile in every situation