White teeth are often a good indicator of excellent health and oral hygiene. Besides showcasing a person’s health, having a bright and beautiful smile does wonders to ones confidence. The first thing you usually notice about someone is their face, so having white teeth will make a good first impression on everyone.
At Hiebert Smith Dental Group of Saint Helens, we offer two effective teeth whitening treatments. This ensures you will get the brightest smile possible. You can have your teeth whitened in our dental office or at home with an at-home teeth whitening kit. Many people have heard of teeth whitening, but are unsure what the procedure actually entails.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening services can whiten teeth and remove stains over time from food, tobacco use, age or injury. This process of teeth whitening is not a one-time procedure, as you continue to live your life, your teeth will become discolored and stained. Keeping your smile bright will require maintenance. Our teeth whitening options include the following:
- In-office teeth whitening
- At-home teeth whitening trays
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office whitening begins with a professional cleaning followed by the application of a whitening gel activated with a tooth-safe dental light. The treatment takes about a half-hour and the usual results are a brightening of one to two shades. To keep their smiles continually bright, many of our patients choose to include this treatment at each of their Hygiene Recare visits. Get your whitening treatment done with Dr. David Hiebert and Dr. Keri Smith, who are passionate about educating her patients and ensuring their happiness.
What Are Custom At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits?
Custom teeth whitening kits are an alternative to in-office whitening. You can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home. These kits come with the whitening gel and custom-fit trays that match the contour of your mouth and teeth. The trays need to be worn for 30 minutes each day, so we suggest using them at night. It can take two to four weeks to achieve the desired results.
The Advantages of Teeth Whitening
One of the greatest advantages of teeth whitening is how easy it’s to achieve a beautiful smile. In a short period of time, your teeth and appearance will be drastically improved. Whitening your own teeth may cost less, but you don’t have professional results. Only a dental professional can give you the perfect treatment in the safety of their office.
Advantages of teeth whitening include:
- Thorough whitening treatment
- Supervision from a professional
- Personalized treatment for you