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Teeth Whitening

Shining smiles are our specialty

Are over-the-counter whitening strips not doing the trick? Are your teeth stain magnets? Tear away years of discoloration with custom whitening trays from Dreier Family Dental!

How it Works

Our staff will create a custom-molded tray that fits your teeth exactly. This customization prevents slipping and oozing, keeping the whitening formula on your teeth and off your gums. Once the trays have been processed, you’ll be ready to start your treatment. Just squeeze the whitening formula into the trays and wear them for the proper amount of time. Your teeth will be noticeably whiter in just a few days. And it can all be done in the comfort of your own home.

Why Whiten Your Teeth?

Many of us drink coffee, tea, wine—drinks that tend to leave a lasting impression on our teeth. Continuous exposure to these tannin-filled beverages cause staining and yellowing. But you don’t have to feel insecure about your smile.

Though there are many over-the-counter options for teeth whitening, a professional whitening treatment from Dreier Family Dental will provide a more comprehensive and long-term solution.

Our practice offers Opalescence Go, a powerful take-home whitening option. Simple, affordable and effective, it’s one of the best teeth whitening products on the market, and can restore your smile and your confidence!

Does Teeth Whitening Have Any Side Effects?

The most common side effect of teeth whitening is minor tooth sensitivity. After you’ve had your teeth whitened, you may find that your teeth are more sensitive to hot and cold air, beverages, and foods. This usually lasts only a few days after your whitening treatment has been completed. An anti-sensitivity toothpaste such as Sensodyne can help treat sensitive teeth and provide you relief from sensitivity to heat and cold.

More rarely, your gums may become irritated if they come into contact with whitening compounds. This is not a concern with professional take-home whitening kits, as they do not contact the gums. However, some over-the-counter kits may cause peroxide to come into contact with your gums, causing irritation. 

Over-the-Counter Whitening Kits vs. Professional Whitening

There are many different whitening kits available for purchase. Why shouldn’t you just use an over-the-counter (OTC) whitening kit instead of using a professional take-home whitening kit?

It’s true that OTC whitening usually costs less than professional-grade whitening, but there are good reasons for this.

First, ADA-approved whitening products like Crest Whitestrips, usually have very weak concentrations of whitening agents to ensure that you do not accidentally over-whiten and damage your teeth. 

Teeth whitening kits that are not ADA-approved, on the other hand, often use a very high concentration of whitening agents, which can increase your risk of over-whitening your teeth, causing them to look translucent and become very sensitive. With these kits, you can accidentally cause long-term damage to your teeth.

Even OTC whitening kits that are safe to use will not provide you with the same high-quality results as a professional-grade kit. With take-home whitening from Dreier Family Dental, you’ll get a set of custom-made whitening trays which whiten each of your teeth, and a custom-picked set of whitening agents that are chosen to ensure that you get a perfectly white, bright smile.

In contrast, OTC whitening kits don’t use custom-fit trays. It will take a much longer time to whiten your teeth, and the cost of purchasing multiple OTC whitening kits can add up more quickly than you might think.

For all of these reasons, it’s typically a better idea to have your teeth whitened professionally, rather than trying to treat yourself with OTC whitening kits.

Avoid Harmful Over-the-Counter “Whitening” Tools and Products

OTC whitening kits are generally harmless when used properly. But that’s not the case when it comes to some other “whitening” tools and products that are on the market.

One of the most dangerous offenders is charcoal toothpaste, which contains a high concentration of abrasive charcoal. This toothpaste does not actually whiten your teeth. Instead, the highly-abrasive charcoal scrubs away some of the enamel on the outside of your teeth. This may remove some tooth stains, but it can also result in permanent, irreversible damage to your teeth. 

Do not fall for trends like charcoal toothpaste. Before you try any new whitening product, ask a dentist like Dr. Dreier or Dr. Larson to make sure that it’s safe and will not damage your teeth.

The Benefits Of Teeth Whitening

Not sure if teeth whitening from Dreier Family Dental is right for you? Here are just a few benefits of this treatment.

  • Restores your self-confidence – If your teeth are severely stained or discolored, you may not feel comfortable smiling, laughing, speaking, and even eating among other people. But with a newly-whitened smile from Dr. Dreier, you can take pride in your appearance once again, and feel more confident.
  • Provides a more youthful appearance – Teeth stains and aging can make you look older than you really are. With teeth whitening in Janesville from Dr. Dreier, you can restore your smile and get a more youthful appearance.
  • Encourages better oral hygiene & health – Once your teeth are whitened, you’ll feel proud of your smile, and you may be more inclined to brush and floss properly, and maintain a higher standard of oral health to help prevent future stains and other oral health issues.
  • Affordable treatment – Professional teeth whitening is very affordable, so it’s a good way to get started with cosmetic dentistry, even if you’re on a tight budget. 
  • Works well with other cosmetic procedures – Teeth whitening is often recommended to restore your smile along with other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental bonding and porcelain veneers. If you’re interested in these other treatments, teeth whitening is a good way to get started.

Aftercare To Keep Your Teeth Healthy & Bright

Immediately after your teeth are whitened, you may experience some tooth sensitivity. This will fade within a few days or a few weeks, depending on your case. During this time, you can brush with a fluoridated anti sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne to help with sensitivity. 

If you want to keep your teeth bright for a long time, you need to make sure to brush at least twice a day and floss once per day. You can use a whitening toothpaste with peroxide to help prevent the buildup of stains and keep your teeth white. 

You should also see one of our doctors every six months for a teeth cleaning and oral exam at Dreier Family Dental. During your teeth cleaning, your hygienist will scrape away plaque and tartar that can cause surface stains on your teeth, so this helps keep your smile looking its best. Tartar can’t be removed safely at home, so this is an essential step.

In addition to this, you may want to consider cutting back on your consumption of staining drinks like cola, coffee, tea, and wine, which are major culprits when it comes to stains. Drinking these beverages through a straw can also help reduce contact with the teeth and minimize the risk of stains. 

To prolong your whitening treatment, you also should cease smoking and all oral tobacco use. Tobacco will quickly stain your teeth and ruin your smile again, reversing the benefits of your whitening treatment. It’s also terrible for your oral health, and contributes to gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer risk. This is a great opportunity to stop smoking or using tobacco! 

 

 

 

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