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If you have stained or discolored teeth, a simple teeth whitening procedure can greatly improve your smile. Lewis Family & Implant Dentistry provide multiple teeth whitening options from which you can choose the one that suits you best.
To determine the best teeth whitening option for you, schedule a consultation with us! Although we have several options to choose from, your own unique situation and dental health will determine the best course of action. Here are just some of the teeth whitening services we offer.
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At-home whitening trays will provide minor results within a few days, but the full effect will take 2-3 weeks to emerge. You can purchase this teeth whitening option over the counter, but we always recommend getting it from a dentist’s office. OTC options are less effective, and it will take longer to see results. If you choose trays from Lewis Family & Implant Dentistry, we can create a customized tray to maximize your results. This tray that will hold the whitening gel contains carbamide peroxide as the primary whitening ingredient.
While the process and time invested is similar to whitening trays, results from whitening strips are typically a bit faster. These are plastic strips that are directly applied to the teeth, with specialized strips for the top teeth and bottom teeth. For best results you can apply twice a day for approximately 30 minutes each time. After two weeks of diligent application, your desired results should be achieved. These strips can cause some gum irritation or tooth sensitivity.
For whitening toothpastes, several weeks to several months of use are required to see results, depending on the quality and frequency of use. Often times, these toothpastes are harsh on the teeth and can damage your gums too. Success is not guaranteed, but these pastes are effective for some. We recommend asking your dentist if a whitening toothpaste is safe, as some OTC toothpastes can damage tooth enamel.
To find out what teeth whitening can do for your smile, contact Lewis Family & Implant Dentistry today. You don’t have to wait to have the bright smile you’ve always wanted–we’re ready to help!Back to Cosmetic Dentistry