TEETH WHITENING IN TIGARD
WE OFFER THREE DIFFERENT WHITENING OPTIONS AT OUR TIGARD DENTAL OFFICE
Custom whitening trays so you can whiten when and where you want.
Includes 2 syringes of professional-strength whitening gel.
Takes 2 visits. One 30 minute appointment, and one 10-minute appointment a few days later.
Combination of in-office and at-home whitening to maximize your results.
Ideal results with minimal sensitivity by whitening in our office and at home.
Involves 2 appointments. Two 45 minute appointments spread 2 weeks apart.
HOW CAN TEETH WHITENING IMPROVE MY SMILE?
Teeth whitening can brighten your smile several shades, erasing years of stains and yellowing in as little as one appointment or in just a few weeks with take-home whitening.
Whiter teeth tend to make patients look younger and feel more confident about their smiles. A simple teeth whitening treatment at our Tigard office may be all you need to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.
DID YOU KNOW…
Your teeth have pores, just like a sponge, which causes them to absorb stains.
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How at-home teeth whitening works
At your consultation, you’ll discuss your needs with Dr. Henderson. If teeth whitening isn’t right for your situation, your Tigard dentist can provide alternatives for you.
But if teeth whitening is the best option, they will provide a treatment plan that allows you to achieve your desired level of brightness.
IMPRESSIONS FOR CUSTOM TRAYS
To start your at-home teeth whitening treatment, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth using dental trays and putty. These impressions will be sent to a dental lab, where a set of reusable, durable custom whitening trays will be built for your teeth.
INSTRUCTIONS & APPLICATION
Once your custom trays have been built, you’ll come back into our Tigard office to get your trays from your dentist, as well as a set of whitening products and instructions on how to use your whitening trays. Then, you’ll simply follow these instructions and whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home.
TYPES OF WHITENING TREATMENTS
In take-home whitening, you can treat your teeth stains and discoloration in the comfort of your own home with a set of reusable trays and professional whitening products. Choosing take-home whitening has a number of different benefits. You can avoid spending too much time in the dentist’s office, and you will be able to whiten your teeth on your own schedule.
In addition, take-home whitening is more gradual and gentle, which makes it a good option if you have sensitive teeth and want to make sure you do not experience any discomfort. Because it offers more gradual results, it’s also less obvious that you have had your teeth whitened, which some patients prefer.
In-office whitening is done in a dental office by your Tigard dentist, and provides fast, professional-grade results. It’s typically recommended if you want to whiten your teeth quickly for a special occasion, such as a wedding, presentation, or event.
In the procedure, your dentist will apply an extra-strength whitening gel to your teeth for 15-20 minutes. This process may be repeated several times to achieve your desired level of whiteness.
UV (ultraviolet) whitening is used as part of the in-office whitening procedure, and involves the use of an ultraviolet light that is supposed to help activate and excite the peroxide molecules used in teeth whitening products. By doing so, they claim UV or laser whitening helps speed up the process of whitening and provides you with a brighter smile.
All independent research indicates that UV lights or lasers don’t improve whitening results, or decrease sensitivity. For this reason, we don’t utilize a laser, and use UV lights to function as a timer, rather than something to “enhance” whitening results.
All commonly-used and approved teeth whitening products use chemical whitening agents known as “peroxides.” The two most frequently used chemical compounds are carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide.
These chemicals whiten your teeth by penetrating the outer layer of tooth structure to whiten teeth from the inside. By whitening the inner layer we get nice white teeth that will last much longer than just focusing on superficial discoloration.