Professional Teeth Whitening in Independence, KY
A BLEACH PARTY
Get a whiter, brighter smile at Peter Family Dentistry in Independence, KY.
When it comes to teeth whitening, it’s tempting to want to try it yourself and leave the dentist behind. Many of us like a challenge, don’t we? Whether it’s convenience, money, or plain determination, there’s a certain pride in doing something yourself…and with all the whitening products on the market today, why not?
Well, let’s look at some of the advantages of professional teeth whitening treatments:
Mass-market teeth whiteners are one-size-fits-all products, so unless your teeth are perfectly aligned, the bleach won’t get into every stained nook and cranny. Even the flexible strips can’t reach all your gaps and crevices. You might not even know you had crevices until you see what was missed – and by then it will be too late. However, our dentist will create a custom fit dental whitening tray that molds perfectly to your teeth, ensuring you get a thorough and even result.
Convenience comes at a cost
Because over-the-counter teeth bleaching solutions are not as potent as our dentist’s formulas, the effects don’t last as long. They also require multiple applications to achieve the same results you can get from 60 minutes in the dentist’s chair. This requires you to buy the product more frequently. The costs can add up. So, you may think it’s more convenient to whiten your teeth on your own schedule, but our dentist can perform teeth bleaching treatments in about an hour, and it will last a lot longer than doing it yourself – up to one year.
Your gums on bleach
Bleach can irritate your gums. Even minor exposure can irritate your gums, and that pain can last for days or even weeks. When you use off-the-shelf whiteners, you have to be extremely careful and stop it from making contact with your gums. However, your dentist can more easily protect your gums from the bleaching solution, leaving your gums comfortable and happy.
The bleaching pain
Your gums aren’t the only part of your mouth sensitive to bleach; your teeth are as well. It’s not uncommon for people to experience painful teeth sensitivity after bleaching. However, your dentist can add a desensitizing solution to the mix to prevent such provocation. You don’t have that option when doing it yourself.
A blue hue
Over-bleaching can happen, which can result in discoloration…and this can’t be as easily corrected as recoloring your hair. You can also do permanent damage to your teeth’s enamel, causing it to prematurely erode. In contrast, your dentist will time your session, and knows just how long it should be.
Our Professional Teeth Whitening Solutions
Our teeth whitening treatments in Independence, KY have a long and safe track record, and almost everyone is a candidate. When done under the supervision of a dentist, it is extremely safe. Teeth bleaching has been proven safe for teeth. In fact, our dentist has found that it may actually have some beneficial effects beyond the obvious cosmetic benefit. Hydrogen peroxide (dental whitening gel) is antibacterial, and the use of dental whitening products in our patients is often associated with healthier teeth and gums. This may be related to the antibacterial effect of the gel itself, or it may be that once people start to notice their whiter teeth, they begin taking better care of their teeth and gums. It may be a combination of both.
At our office in Independence, KY, we don’t just offer a single option, because we know our patients have different desired outcomes, as well as time constraints and budgets. Our dentist will take the time to discuss with you all the options you have and then design a customized treatment plan to brighten your smile.
In-Office Dental Whitening Treatments
For our in-office professional teeth whitening treatments, we use a device called “lip and cheek retractors.” Our experts will use this device to help paint a protective coating over your gums. Dental whitening gel is then applied and allowed to work on your teeth in 10-15-minute increments. It is then carefully suctioned off and new gel applied until the final results are achieved.
Custom Teeth Whitening Trays
We offer custom fitted whitening trays, which you can take home with you. Our team will create a personalized tray that is molded to your teeth to give you a comprehensive and uniform teeth whitening treatment. These plastic trays can be stored and used multiple times. Our dentist will then prescribe you teeth bleaching gel, that when used with the customized tray will brighten your teeth. The higher the concentration of the gel, the better and faster the results will be.
Simple Take-Home Options
If you want a more affordable and faster teeth bleaching treatment, we offer a professional strength, simple take-home option that does not require impressions or molds to be made.
The Whitening for Life Program
At Peter Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Independence, KY, we believe in going above and beyond to keep our patients’ smiles healthy and bright. For anyone who uses our custom fitted trays or in-office dental whitening treatment options, they will get complimentary whitening gel refills at their teeth cleaning visits.
How Long Will Your Teeth Whitening Last?
How long your teeth whitening treatment lasts will vary depending on your diet and habits. Someone who smokes, drinks coffee, tea, and/or red wine regularly will probably need to whiten more. Most people will see the effects last for months and may only need a “touch-up” once every 6 months to a year. The best way to maintain a newly whitened smile is by taking excellent care of teeth and gums on a daily basis.
Ready to Brighten Your Smile?
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so shouldn’t it dazzle them. With three convenient teeth whitening options there is no excuse for you not having a truly brighter smile. Contact our office in Independence, KY online or at 859-429-1237 to schedule your professional teeth whitening appointment today!