Why would I need or want teeth whitening?
There are many reasons why you may desire whitening or bleaching of your teeth. Maybe you are unhappy with the current shade of your teeth, maybe they have been stained over time, maybe they have always been naturally darker, maybe you have a special event coming up and want to have a bright, white smile for the occasion. Whatever your reason, the dentists and dental team at Bluffton Center for Dentistry are available to consult on safe, painless, easy ways to have that beautiful whiter smile you’ve always wanted.
What can I expect from a whitening treatment?
We begin your treatment with a consultation to ensure whitening will be effective for your teeth. After that, we take a photograph of your current smile so that you can compare it to the one we will take at the end of your treatment. Next, we take full impressions of your upper and lower teeth to make custom bleaching trays for both. These trays fit your teeth perfectly; there will be no overflow of the bleaching solution, so you don’t have to worry about any gum damage. And, you will be taking these custom trays home with you; they are yours to keep. Because they are custom made to the size and shape of your teeth – no one, of course, could fit them as well as you do!
During the treatment period, you will fill the trays with the bleaching solution and wear the trays for a few hours each day. Within 7-10 days, you will see a dramatic improvement in the color of your teeth. At your next appointment, we will take the “after” photo, to show you just how much whiter and beautiful your smile has become.
We are proud to offer Phillips ZOOM whitening procedure in our office as well. This procedure uses Philips blue LED light-activated technology with the whitening solution to create outstanding results. There are customizable intensity settings that help ensure each patient receives a comfortable, positive whitening experience catered to them. In fact, 99% of patients surveyed experienced little to no sensitivity during the Philips Zoom treatment.
We also have our take home whitening pens available for purchase in our office if you are looking for a take home option. For more tips and some natural ways of whitening teeth, check out our blog article on Tips for Teeth Whitening.