There are very few people who would not like to enhance their smile by brightening the color of their teeth or removing signs of surface stains. When porous tooth enamel is exposed to deeply colored foods and beverages such as coffee, soda, wine, berries, tomato sauce, etc. or habits such as smoking, surface stains will develop or the teeth will become yellow or gray in color. For our patients from Ammon, Blackfoot, Rexburg, Shelley, and Idaho Falls, teeth whitening is the cosmetic solution for discolored teeth. Our professional teeth whitening, which is free for life for those patients who undergo dental exams and cleanings at our office, can significantly brighten the teeth.
Teeth whitening is considered a very safe cosmetic dental procedure. Just about any of our patients who are dissatisfied with the color of the teeth or who have surface stains that they would like to treat are possible candidates for teeth whitening at our cosmetic dental practice. However, because teeth whitening treatment is most effective for patients who have healthy teeth and gums, we do recommend that patients first undergo any restorative dentistry procedures that may be necessary. We will also often combine teeth whitening treatment with other dental procedures, such as cleanings, so that patients can avoid the need to schedule an additional dental appointment.
Of all the types of teeth whitening available, Dr. Tall can provide the fastest, safest, and most effective results. All of our teeth whitening options are of professional quality and can whiten the teeth up to twelve shades. Because we understand that our patients have busy schedules, we offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening options.
With the wide variety of over the counter teeth whitening products available, some may question the need for professional teeth whitening. The fact is that teeth whitening that is supervised by a dental professional is both safer and more effective than over the counter alternatives. Professional teeth whitening brightens the teeth more effectively in a shorter amount of time and with longer lasting results. The fact that professional teeth whitening is supervised by an experienced dentist means that the treatment will be done correctly and will be far less likely to damage sensitive oral tissue. Professional teeth whitening can also be combined with other cosmetic dentistry procedures to enhance the aesthetic results of treatment.
Many of the teeth whitening products we use are designed to reduce teeth sensitivity following teeth whitening. However, many patients do report feeling a slightly increased sensitivity in the first several days following teeth whitening treatment. This is a temporary side effect that should resolve within a week. We can provide our patients with toothpaste and other products designed for sensitive teeth to help patients avoid any discomfort.
To learn more about our teeth whitening options and determine which treatment is best suited for your unique needs, contact us at Sandcreek Dental at your earliest convenience. Dr. Tall and his staff look forward to meeting you!