Teeth Whitening

What is Teeth Whitening?

stock20Teeth whitening is a procedure that helps lighten and remove stains from your teeth. Over a two-week period, you can see a substantial difference in the clarity of your teeth. Are you looking for a whiter, brighter smile? Then this is a great option!

For best results, your whitening should be supervised by a dental professional. For that reason, both in-office and self-care procedures will have a treatment plan and scheduled follow-up visits.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

A bright smile can do so much for your life! Here are some ways that teeth whitening makes a difference:

Look Great and Feel Great | A bright, beautiful smile can affect the way you feel about yourself. When you feel good about the look of your smile, you like yourself more.

Perception | People with whiter teeth are often perceived as healthier by others. This can have a good effect on your professional and personal life while helping you feel more confident and self-assured.

Safe | A dentist-supervised procedure means we check that your gums are not irritated by the procedure and that your teeth are getting the correct amount of solution.

Convenient | Most teeth whitening procedures can be done from the comfort of your own home. Self-care means fewer office visits and more control over your results.

What’s the Process?

The process for teeth whitening is fairly straightforward. Teeth whitening starts with an initial visit. This dental visit will include a diagnosis of the cause behind your discoloration to make sure you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening. We’ll tell you about your options and create a custom mouthpiece for your treatment.

After this initial visit, your care differs depending on the option you choose:

  1. Self-care | You will take a whitening solution home with you. It’s important that you follow the instructions, use the right amount of solution, and show up for your follow-up appointments. Instructions may vary, depending on your specific needs, but don’t worry! We’ll tell you what your treatment plan requires and help you carry them out.
  2. In-office | If you need a stronger solution than a self-care kit can provide, your whitening procedure may need to be done in our office. In-office treatments may include the use of a light or heat source to activate the solution. You can rest easily in our office while your teeth brighten to your desired shade!

Throughout your whitening treatment, River Dental is here to help you. Whichever option you choose, we want to make sure the process is going well and that you’re not experiencing any irritation or sensitivity.

One Simple Call…

… and you’re on your way to a whiter smile! River Dental is ready to set your appointment today!