Teeth whitening is a cosmetic service offered to help lighten and brighten teeth. The teeth whitening process helps to remove discoloration or stains from drinks, food, tobacco, or medications. Our whitening process is an accelerated whitening system that produces quick results, and does not damage the teeth or gums. The whitening gel contains an active ingredient, and this breaks down during the whitening process to allow oxygen to reach the enamel of the teeth. As a result, the teeth become brighter and lighter in color. Professional teeth whitening can whiten teeth up to 10 shades lighter. Most patients see results instantly, or only after a few treatments. Having bright white teeth is important and builds confidence for patients of all ages. We want our patients to be proud of their smile, and our team is here to help our patients achieve the smile they have always wanted.
There are a few options that we offer to our patients for teeth whitening. For patients that prefer whitening their teeth in our office, we have a chairside whitening process. This treatment uses a light to activate whitening gel. This process removes stains from food and beverages, and patients can see results instantly. The chairside whitening process provides quick and effective results for patients seeking that bright white smile. Another option we offer is an at home whitening kit. This option allows patients to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home. Custom trays are made in our office that are used alongside the whitening gel kit we send home. Patients place the whitening gel in their custom trays, and wear them for a specified amount of time. This method also produces amazing results, and patients can notice whiter teeth after just a few treatments. After whitening patients may experience some sensitivity, but this should subside after a few days. If needed, patients can use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth to help alleviate any sensitivity after whitening. Overall the process is simple, and works quickly to give patients a beautiful white smile.
To find out more about our teeth whitening options, and how we can help you achieve a bright white smile, contact Dr. Calkins to schedule your appointment.