If you are like most people, you probably enjoy at least one of the following products on a daily basis: coffee, tea, wine or soft drinks. While most of us regularly consume these products, they can stain our pearly whites. Other products that have the same effect include tobacco and some medications. Couple these factors with normal aging, and you have just a handful of the culprits that cause serious discoloring and stains on your teeth. While this can be embarrassing, most of us don’t want to give up our daily dose of caffeine. Thankfully, your problems can be washed away with the help of Dental Health Associates.
Our teeth whitening services allow you to enjoy your daily indulgence, while making your smile more attractive!
Cosmetic dentistry has become so advanced that you can now have whiter teeth with minimal effort in the privacy of your own home. There are now advanced teeth whitening products that are effective, attractive, and affordable. A dazzling smile isn’t just for celebrities anymore; it’s for YOU, because you’re worth it! Our dental team can work with you to get the effect you’re after and the “Hollywood Smile” you have always wanted.
In-office professional teeth whitening treatment is quick, convenient and effective. Teeth can look up to eight shades lighter in a single appointment. Another advantage of professional bleaching is that the dentist can control the concentration of the bleaching agent and supervise treatment to prevent any tooth sensitivity.
Prior to beginning treatment, the teeth are cleaned and examined for any areas of decay or disease. If any decay, cracks or gum disease is detected, the whitening treatment may be delayed until the situation has been addressed (whitening can irritate these conditions). Photographs may be taken of the teeth and the tooth color measured on a special guide to provide a benchmark to assess the whitening progress.
A protective shield is placed over the gums. The bleaching gel (containing hydrogen peroxide) is applied to the teeth; it penetrates the surface of the enamel to break up deep-set stains and discoloration. Depending on the specific system used, the bleaching agent may be activated with a special blue light. After the gel has sat on the teeth for about 15 minutes, it is removed. The process may be repeated once or twice with fresh gel, and the teeth checked in between each application to see how they have responded. The entire treatment usually takes less than an hour to complete.
Teeth whitening can be performed on its own for beautiful results, or it can be performed to complement a new set of porcelain veneers or to brighten newly stained teeth after Invisalign treatment. A set of take-home bleaching trays may be provided either to achieve a satisfactory level of whitening or to maintain the results.
Teeth whitening at Dental Health Associates really does work like magic! Contact our Toledo Dentists to learn more about our teeth whitening services.
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Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 1 pm