One of the most important parts of a great smile is the brightness of the teeth. Unfortunately, not everyone has flawlessly white teeth. No worries – S&G Family Dentistry can brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening and our whitening for life program.
Professional Teeth Whitening Vs. Store-Bought Teeth WhiteningRead Transcript
Well we have 2 options. You can do an in office whitening and that is for really really stubborn dark teeth. You know, some of the ones that you just apply on from the drugstore they do okay but they only last for a couple of months. When you've got a really dark deep seeded stain you need a little more intense bleaching. It will bring that shade up oh 5, 6 shades in almost immediately. If we do a take home bleach, which I really believe is probably the better for most patients, they have a little tray, they put the bleaching material in, they wear it for an hour, 2 hours a day. Within a week or 2 their teeth get lighter and lighter and lighter. I think it's easier on their nerves of their teeth in general, I think they get time to process the teeth getting whiter as well.
You can do 1 arch or both, so you can whiten your upper teeth and you can notice the difference from the lower teeth or you can do them both at the same time and just get them nice and white. Usually it will work, there are some people who I don't care what we bleach we can't get them Chiclet white and we're not always going to get them Chiclet white but we are going to get them about 5 shades more. That you're not going to get from a bleach strip.
A common question we hear from patients is why should they pay more for professional whitening when they can get the same thing from the grocery store. The answer is that what you are getting from the store is not the same as professional dental whitening from S&G Family Dentistry. The FDA regulates how potent the whitening element in over-the-counter options can be. That concentration falls between 5 and 15 percent. The reason for this regulation is so that consumers do not injure their mouths by using high-potency whitening treatments incorrectly. Professional whitening is much more concentrated and therefore more effective, and our cosmetic dentists are able to make sure your whitening gel is properly applied. We will keep your mouth safe from pain or lingering sensitivity as your teeth are bleached to the color they were meant to be.
What Type of Dental Whitening Does S&G Offer?
I don't think those drug store options are necessarily all that bad. I think the materials that are used are very similar. What I noticed though is with time is that people want something a little bit better. The trays, we do the traditional tray bleaching that you probably have heard about. Most people have heard about. What's nice about those trays is they custom fit your teeth, it holds the material really close to the teeth and it holds there for a longer period of time. The material we use is just a little bit better, too, than you can get over the counter at the drug store. I tell people all the time if you want to try the over the counter stuff, go right ahead. It may be all you need, but if you want to take that next step and make something a little bit better, fits a little bit better and works a little bit more, then that's where we would do that for you.
What Is the Whitening Process?
Your dental whitening experience will begin with a consultation with one of our dentists. They will sit down with you and discuss what your goals for your smile are. Once you have decided on a desired shade for your smile, we will take dental impressions to use in creating your custom whitening trays. These trays are made to fit your smile and deliver the most whitening solution possible directly to your teeth without affecting your gums. After your trays are made, you will start your first teeth whitening treatment in the office or at home.
How Can I Get White Teeth for the Rest of My Life?
S&G Family Dentistry is proud to announce that you can keep your teeth white for the rest of your life through our teeth whitening for life program. For a $99 enrollment fee, you will receive custom trays and a whitening solution to use at home. All you have to do is come in every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam, and you will leave with another six-month supply of teeth whitening solution. Ask us for more information about how you can have a brilliantly whiter smile for life.