Has Your Smile Lost its Luster?
Smiling isn’t as easy when you feel self-conscious about your teeth. Over time, teeth often grow darker or discolored for a lot of different reasons. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be permanent. Professional teeth whitening can restore your dazzling white smile and boost your confidence in as little as one dental visit.
Here at Larson Dental, our Prescott Valley Dentists, Dr. Seth Larson and Dr. Zack Larson, provide professional teeth whitening to patients who love their results. Read on to learn more about how this easy cosmetic procedure can enhance your smile instantly.
Why Our Patients Choose Teeth Whitening
No matter how diligent you are about brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist twice a year, your teeth will become stained and discolored naturally over time. Exposure to certain foods and beverages, some medications, alcohol and tobacco, and even the normal aging process can result in yellowed teeth that can negatively affect your confidence.
A recent cross-sectional study of 235 people showed that the majority of adults are not happy with the color of their teeth. Professional teeth whitening has an extremely high rate of patient satisfaction, so most adults can benefit from it.
Types of Teeth Whitening
At Larson Dental we offer both in-office whitening and take-home whitening solutions to help you reach your goals of a brighter smile. In fact, professional whitening methods are able to get you the best results possible by using high-concentration bleaching gels that are not available at your local drugstore.
- In-Office Whitening: Our in-office whitening treatment is the most powerful solution and will give you results immediately. The treatment consists of our Prescott Valley dentists applying a professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel on the teeth, leaving it on for about an hour. Once treatment is complete, you’ll leave our office with a bright, stunning smile.
- Take-Home Whitening: Another effective method of bleaching is the take-home whitening treatment. In order to provide maximum results, our Prescott Valley dentists will create a mold of your teeth as well as customize two flexible mouth trays for you to use during treatment. You’ll be advised to fill the trays with whitening gel and wear for about an hour at a time for best results.
When you schedule your consultation with our Prescott Valley team, we’ll help you decide which teeth whitening method is right for you.
How To Tell It’s Time for Teeth Whitening
Have you been wondering if you would benefit from professional teeth whitening? Since you see your own smile every day, it can be tough to tell. Here are some reasons to call us for a consultation about whitening your teeth:
- You are a heavy smoker or drinker (or you were until recently)
- You have fluorosis, discoloration from too much exposure to fluoride
- You have stained teeth from your medication
- You drink a lot of coffee, red wine, or soda
- You eat teeth-staining foods like berries, curry, and balsamic vinegar
- You’re noticing your teeth are discolored from normal wear and tear
Whatever your reasons, you deserve a bright white smile. Contacting your Prescott Valley dentists for more information will help you decide if professional teeth whitening is right for you.
Teeth Whitening at Larson Dental
Here at Larson Dental, our Prescott Valley dentists help patients in Prescott, Flagstaff, Sedona, Sun City, and all over Prescott Valley. Thanks to our professional teeth whitening services, you can enjoy all the benefits of a stunning, flawless smile after a single one-hour appointment. Call our office today at (928) 772-8128 to schedule your consultation with our trusted team.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is professional teeth whitening the best option?
While there are many over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, most of them are ineffective. Since they’re not customized to your teeth, the trays often don’t fit properly, making them uncomfortable and unreliable. The bleaching gel can also vary significantly in strength, sometimes taking weeks or months to show results, if at all.
When you visit our office for a professional teeth whitening treatment, we can brighten your smile by several shades in just one hour. You won’t have to worry about fitting in time to wear your trays every day or wait to see the results. Instead, you can enjoy all the benefits of a sparkling smile from the moment you leave our office.
How long will my teeth stay white?
The amount of time your results last after a teeth whitening treatment mostly depends on you. Make sure to practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing regularly. It’s also crucial to visit us for regular checkups every six months so we can monitor any developing issues in your teeth.
Finally, try to limit your consumption of foods and beverages that stain your teeth if you want your new smile to last. Known teeth stainers include coffee, tea, wine, soda, candy, berries, pomegranates, tomato sauce, and curry. You can avoid stains from these items by drinking through a straw and brushing your teeth thoroughly after consuming them.
Is teeth whitening painful?
Our professional teeth whitening treatment is totally pain-free. We’ll numb your teeth and gums before the procedure to ensure you don’t feel any discomfort. On the other hand, over-the-counter whitening products can be painful if the trays don’t fit right or if the bleaching gel isn’t administered correctly. That’s why we strongly recommend getting your teeth whitened at a dentist’s office.
Is teeth whitening safe?
When performed by a dentist, teeth whitening is a totally safe procedure that poses no risk to your health. Over-the-counter whitening products are a different story, since their strength and effectiveness can vary significantly. Though it may seem convenient to avoid visiting the dentist, professional teeth whitening is the only way to ensure your treatment is safe and delivers the results you expect.
In addition, whitening your teeth at our office will allow you to brighten your smile in just an hour, far faster than any over-the-counter product can achieve.