If you could improve anything about your smile, what would it be?
A few years ago, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry surveyed a group of adults and asked them that question. The most common response was “whiter and brighter teeth.”
But if you weren’t born with pearly white teeth, or your teeth have yellowed or darkened over time, teeth whitening with Spokane cosmetic dentist Jason Keefe can help. Professional teeth whitening is a quick and cost-effective way to reclaim a more beautiful smile.
What Teeth Whitening Can Fix
Teeth whitening treatment can lighten and brighten teeth that have developed discoloration or stains due to consuming certain foods and beverages (e.g., coffee, tea, wine), smoking, antibiotics, genetics and aging.
Although over-the-counter whitening products like strips and toothpastes are popular, they aren’t quite as effective as professional teeth whitening. Dr. Keefe can use stronger and higher quality bleaching agents to attain more transformative results. He can also take measures to reduce the chances of discomfort and sensitivity, which can be common with unsupervised OTC whitening.
With any cosmetic dentistry treatment, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Dr. Keefe will consult with you to find the approach and formulation most likely to give you the results you want.
What to Expect during Chairside Teeth Whitening Treatment
During a professional “chairside” whitening session, your teeth will first be checked for any signs of decay or damage that could jeopardize the whitening treatment. Moving forward, a special rubber shield will be placed over your gums to protect them from the bleaching agent. A powerful whitening gel will be applied to your teeth, where it will sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Depending on the specific brand we use, the gel may be activated with a special light or laser. The gel will be wiped off and the entire process will be repeated two to three times. In approximately one hour, your teeth will look noticeably whiter.
After your chairside treatment, we can provide professional whitening kits to wear at home to maintain your stunning new smile.
Schedule a Teeth Whitening Treatment
If you would like to learn more about professional teeth whitening with Dr. Keefe, we invite you to call or email 5 Mile Smiles today.