Teeth Whitening in Littleton, CO
What Is Teeth Whitening?
It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.
If you have ever wished that your smile were whiter and brighter, it might be right for you. Through professional whitening, we can lighten staining and discoloration caused by various factors, such as:
- Natural aging process
- Poor dental hygiene habits
- Consumption of certain drinks and foods, including tea, wine, coffee, and soda
- Smoking and other forms of tobacco use
- Illness and other medical conditions
- Certain medications
In-Office and Take Home Teeth Whitening
How is Teeth Whitening Done?
Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.
An impression is taken to make a specialized “mouthguard” or “stent” to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each day or night for about 30 minutes to a few hours depending on the chosen gel. After a week or two, significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate.
What Are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?
Any cosmetic procedure has the capability of enhancing the beauty of your appearance. Teeth whitening can create the confidence that comes with having a beautiful, natural looking smile. The procedure is non-invasive and only requires touch-ups every several months to maintain your beautiful new smile.
Would I Benefit From Teeth Whitening?
Almost everyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening treatment. Individuals who may want to strongly consider teeth whitening treatment is anyone who has stained or yellowing teeth, or if the natural wearing of your teeth is becoming noticeable.
Home & After Care
Whether you use an at-home whitening system, or opt for treatment in our office, you can help maintain the results by brushing, flossing, and rinsing daily. It's also recommended to avoid acidic and tannin-rich foods and beverages such as:
- Certain drinks including wine, teas, and coffee
- Carbonated beverages (dark and light-colored sodas)
- Berries and other strongly-colored foods
- Sauces that can stain (soy sauce, tomato, curries)
These foods and beverages aren't always avoidable, so you can try rinsing with water in between or after drinks and meals if you're not able to brush.
Teeth Whitening Appointments In Littleton
To find out which teeth whitening option is right for you, call our Littleton dental office today for an appointment.