Having a stained or yellowed smile can sometimes take a toll on your appearance and fortunately, these problems can easily be solved with help from our professional teeth whitening services. At Chesterfield Family Dentistry, we work to help our patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. It’s because of this that we offer a variety of preventive treatments as well as cosmetic. Once your smile is healthy, you can then explore our different cosmetic options out there. Find out if professional teeth whitening in Springfield is the right solution for you.
What is Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is teeth whitening done by a professional, like our dentist. Whether you want to have your treatment done in the office or in the convenience of your home, this professional kit cannot be sold in stores. Since it’s administered by a professional, you reap professional results. This means you won’t have spotty white teeth like you would with an over the counter treatment. Professional teeth whitening uses a high percentage bleaching formula that only dentists can use. This formula works faster and more effectively than the products you can find in stores.
Why Not Use Over-The-Counter Whitening Treatments?
A lot of our patients ask us why we don’t recommend the use of over the counter treatments. There are a lot of reasons for this answer. For example, over the counter whitening will not provide you with the same results as professional whitening. This is because it is not as strong and your treatment isn’t being monitored by a dentist. In addition, over the counter products do not guarantee a certain level of whiteness. In most cases, the whitening solution will only lighten your teeth up by a shade or two. With professional whitening, we can whiten your teeth to the level of whiteness you’re trying to achieve.
Another reason to avoid the over the counter whitening products is that not all of them are safe. The charcoal whitening kits, for example, whiten your teeth by destroying your enamel. If you leave whitening strips on too long, you also face damaging your enamel as well as experiencing severe tooth sensitivity. It’s best to leave this treatment for the professionals so that you can achieve beautiful and long-lasting results.
KöR whitening is a deep bleaching method that uses a bleaching gel that is powerful and penetrates into your teeth destroys deep stains and to improve the oxygen-absorbing capability of your teeth. This allows even older teeth to be brightened up and years of staining covered up. This method is quite effective and we recommend it for patients with very deep and old stains. The procedure consists of our dentist creating custom-fitted whitening trays by taking impressions to fit your mouth exactly. We then fill these trays with the bleaching solution and leave them on your teeth for our recommended amount of time. No bleach leaks out of the tray so you don’t have to worry about hurting your gums or about the bleaching agent from falling out of your mouth.
We complete one of your whitening treatments in the office to show you how it works and then give you a selected number of trays and bleaching solution to complete your treatment at home. For your final treatment, you will return to our office so we can ensure you have the results you want.
Zoom!® Teeth Whitening
The other whitening solution we have available is the Zoom! Professional Whitening System. Zoom! also uses gel-filled trays, although these trays are not custom fitting. We do look for trays that fit your mouth well. Once we find the perfect fit for you, we will fill the trays with the whitening gel and let you relax in our chair while the whitening gel goes to work. Also following your in-office treatment, we will give you trays and gel to take home to complete your treatment. After completing your at-home treatment, your teeth can be up to 7 shades lighter! If you’re not happy with your results, you can return to our Springfield cosmetic dentist for additional whitening treatments. Your whitening treatment should last for at least a year with proper care. Following that, we can give you more take-home trays to maintain your white smile over time.
Another professional whitening product we offer in our office is GLO whitening. What makes GLO unique is the warming heat and high concentration light that activates the whitening gel on your teeth. This award-winning device is worn in your mouth for the duration of your whitening treatment. Patients can choose to use this treatment in our office for a brighter smile in just under an hour or they can take it home to use in their own time. Patients can also opt for a dual treatment that combines in-office whitening with a take-home kit for long-lasting whitening results. If you want a whiter smile that looks professional and lasts long, GLO whitening might be the right choice for you.
Benefits of Professional Whitening
Of course with professional teeth whitening comes many benefits. One of the top benefits our patients experience with professional whitening is an increase in self-confidence. This increase in self-confidence allows our patients to smile proudly and even be more assertive in life. Once you love your smile, you will want nothing more than to show it off.
Another benefit of professional whitening is increased dental hygiene. Once you have the perfect white smile you have always desired, you will find that you take better care of your oral health in order to maintain this smile. This means our patients are brushing at least twice daily, flossing and visiting us for every dental cleaning. All of these steps not only help you maintain your white smile, but they give you a healthier mouth.
Lastly, with professional whitening, you can expect your newly whitening smile to last you quite a while. Unlike over the counter treatments, our professional whitening systems are designed to give you professional results. This means your whitening treatment can last over a year without any additional treatments. Enjoy a whiter smile for longer with our Springfield teeth whitening solutions.
Ready for a Whiter Smile?
Now that you know all about our professional teeth whitening services at Chesterfield Family Dental, it’s time to experience a whiter smile for yourself. Pick up the phone and give our Springfield cosmetic dentist a call today to schedule your teeth whitening appointment. You can also fill out our online form for any questions you might have for us.