Unlock Your Brightest Smile Yet
At Larson Dental, we know a beautiful, healthy smile is a key component of overall health and wellness. Whether you’re looking to whiten your teeth for a special occasion, or simply want to boost your self-confidence, teeth whitening can be a great option. That’s why we offer a range of cosmetic dental services, including teeth whitening, to help our patients achieve the smile of their dreams.
Why Our Patients Choose Teeth Whitening
One of the main reasons our patients choose teeth whitening is to improve their appearance. A bright, white smile can boost your confidence and make you feel better about yourself. It’s also a great way to make a good first impression, whether you’re going on a job interview, meeting new people, or going on a date.
Another reason our patients choose teeth whitening is that it’s a relatively quick and easy process. In just one visit to our office or a few sessions with our take-home whitening kit, you can achieve a noticeable difference in the brightness of your teeth.
Types of Teeth Whitening
Our in-office whitening treatment is a great option for patients who want immediate results. During the appointment, your Prescott Valley, AZ dentist will apply a high-concentration bleaching gel to your teeth and use a special light to activate the gel. This process typically takes about an hour, and you’ll leave our office with a brighter, whiter smile.
If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, we also offer a take-home whitening kit. Our highly skilled dentist will create custom-made trays that fit your teeth perfectly, and you’ll fill the trays with a lower-concentration bleaching gel. You’ll wear the trays for a specified amount of time each day, usually for a few weeks, until you achieve your desired level of whiteness.
How To Tell It’s Time for Teeth Whitening
If you’re not sure whether it’s time for teeth whitening, there are a few signs you can look out for.
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes, teeth whitening is a safe and effective cosmetic dental procedure when performed by a qualified dentist like your dentist. We use professional-grade whitening agents that are carefully applied to your teeth and gums.
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.
Will teeth whitening make my teeth sensitive?
Some patients may experience temporary sensitivity after teeth whitening, but it’s usually mild and goes away within a few days. Your dentist can recommend toothpaste and other products to help minimize sensitivity.
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.
How long does teeth whitening last?
The longevity of teeth whitening varies from person to person and depends on factors such as diet and oral hygiene habits. However, most patients can expect their results to last up to a year or longer with proper care.
Can anyone get their teeth whitened?
Most patients are good candidates for teeth whitening, but there are some exceptions. Teeth whitening is not recommended for children under 13 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women. Additionally, if you have dental restorations such as crowns or veneers, they will not be affected by teeth whitening and may need to be replaced to match your newly whitened teeth.
Don’t Wait Another Day for a Beautiful Smile
Don’t let stained or yellow teeth hold you back from living your best life. You deserve to feel confident and proud of your smile. Contact Dr. Larson’s dental practice in Prescott Valley, AZ at (928) 772-8128 to schedule your teeth whitening appointment today. We’re here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams and feel more confident than ever before. Take the first step towards a brighter future and call us now.