The Power of a Smile
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. It also has the power to boost your mood and increase positivity around you. So if you’re hiding your smile because you’re ashamed of its color, you could be depriving yourself of these benefits.
Having a discolored smile can put a damper on your self-confidence. That’s why we offer two convenient teeth whitening options for you. You don’t have to feel down about your smile — our Oak Harbor dentists can make you proud of the way your teeth look.
Causes of Yellow Teeth
Though many people believe yellow teeth are only caused by poor oral hygiene, that’s not true. Some cases of yellow or stained teeth are due to a lack of brushing and flossing, but many aren’t.
Some of the other causes of discolored teeth include:
- Foods like coffee, wine, tea, and berries
- Age-related color changes
- Dental Trauma
Our Teeth Whitening Methods
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our advanced in-office whitening system can brighten your smile noticeably in just one visit. We can schedule an appointment that fits into your schedule, and the procedure itself doesn’t take very long, so you can get back to your daily activities afterward.
Your dentist will apply a professional bleaching gel to your teeth, then use a specialized light to activate the whitening compound. We’ll make sure your teeth are evenly whitened for a beautiful, bright smile.
We also offer convenient take-home whitening kits so you can brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home.
First, you’ll come into our office so we can take impressions of your smile in order to create your custom whitening trays. Once they’re ready, you can take the trays and professional whitening gel home with you. We’ll also provide you with instructions for the best whitening results.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, it’s not bad to get your teeth whitened and our in-office whitening treatments are completely safe, fast, and effective. There is a risk of irritation, pain, or damage if not done correctly. Dr. Wirth has the knowledge and experience to provide you with a noticeably whiter, brighter smile in as little as one appointment!
There are a number of factors that can stain your teeth and turn them yellow over time, including aging and genetics. Fortunately, it’s possible to whiten your teeth several shades brighter with an in-office whitening treatment. To maintain your ideal shade, we suggest scheduling teeth whitening treatments every few weeks and avoid rich-colored foods and beverages.
After whitening treatment, it’s important to take care of your smile to prevent additional staining and possibly damaging your teeth. Use a soft-bristled brush with lukewarm water when cleaning your teeth, and avoid hot/cold foods for at least a day. We recommend increasing the time between treatments, lowering the time spent whitening, and reducing the level of concentration used.
Our in-office whitening solution is safe, effective, and shows results immediately after a single treatment. With proper care and scheduling regular whitening treatments, the effects of a brighter smile can last up to three years. This means coming in every few weeks, maintaining good oral hygiene, and avoiding certain foods and beverages.