In Office Whitening
If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now, Dr. Freeman has your answer with an In-Office Whitening. Laser whitening systems use technology to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades* in a little over an hour while you relax at Lone Tree Family Dentistry. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. Come in today and you’ll walkout with a whole new smile.
What is tooth whitening?
Whitening is a bleaching process that lightens the discoloration of enamel and dentin.
What can cause tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Dr. Freeman can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
Is tooth whitening becoming more popular?
Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. And in office whitening makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Is tooth whitening safe?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, whitening is not recommended for children under 13 years of age, and pregnant or lactating women.
Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily and occasional touch-ups using at home our at home whitening trays and whitening gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through Lone Tree Family Dentistry.
Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and In Office Whitening
Yes! Consulting Dr. Freeman is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes can take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. However, in office whitening is clinically proven to whiten your teeth faster in as little as one hour.
How does the In-Office System work?
In-office laser whitening works through light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged.The light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
Is the In-office procedure painful?
No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch a movie through our patient eye wear or listen to music. Many fall asleep. Some patients experience mild sensitivity.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment can complete the procedure (we recommend a cleaning prior to the Whitening session).
How long does Take-Home Whitening take?
The take-home gel is designed to be worn a minimum of 30 minutes. Based on individual sensitivity some patients can wear the gel for over 4 hours. Dr. Freeman will advise you on how long you should wear each application. A recent study showed that you can achieve an average improvement of six shades* after just three nights of use. Dr. Freeman will help you determine how many applications are right for you.
How is the Take-Home System different from the In-Office System?
The main difference between the two systems is that you use the Take-Home System in the convenience of your own home over a few nights. In-Office System is performed entirely in the office.