Whitening, otherwise known as bleaching, is the procedure of making teeth whiter and more visually appealing. Nowadays, having a bright, white smile is even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they desire with our simple in-office teeth whitening procedure. It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin teeth whitening. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much of each shows when you talk and smile. At Arvada Dental Center, we offer two options: Philips Zoom In-Office Professional Whitening and Philips Zoom DayWhite (HP formulation) and NiteWhite (CP formulation) take-home whitening treatments. Philips Zoom In-Office Professional Whitening uses power bleach and is performed entirely in the office in under one hour. The main difference between the two take-home systems is that the HP formula is highly potent and ideal for short periods of time (a few hours during the day), and the CP format is mixed with urea to extend the effectiveness of the product over a longer wear (overnight).
If you prefer whitening your teeth immediately, rather than over time, Philips Zoom In-Office Professional Whitening is our top recommendation. Using an advanced LED light-activated technology, this in-office whitening has been shown to whiten teeth by up to eight shades in just one procedure. In-office whitening is quick and easy, and a very popular treatment option to improve one’s smile.
If you would rather whiten your teeth at home, we offer Philips Zoom DayWhite (HP formulation) and NiteWhite (CP formulation) take-home whitening treatments.You will be fitted for custom whitening trays, which you will use at home with a whitening gel solution. Wear during the day or at night, and gradually get a whiter smile. When your teeth reach the brightness you want, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile.
Teeth whitening can be used to correct many tooth discolorations. These discolorations may have been caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful, “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice. However, because of the low cost of whitening treatments, whitening is nearly always worth a try.