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Brighter Smiles with Teeth Whitening

Your smile is one of the first things people see upon meeting you, and it can make or break that initial impression. Whether on a first date or a job interview, you want to be able to show off this token of delight, but when your teeth have unsightly stains, you may find yourself less willing to do so.

At Dowden Family Dentistry, we offer at-home and in-office Opalescence teeth whitening treatments for patients at our friendly Fishers practice. Contact us today to feel pride in your pearly-whites again!

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Top 3 FAQs About Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is perhaps the most popular cosmetic dental procedure there is. Learn more about teeth whitening with these three common questions!

Is Professional Teeth Whitening Safe?

Professional teeth whitening is the only whitening method that is distributed and performed by licensed professionals. Therefore, they are often much safer than over-the-counter options. Professional teeth whitening also uses whitening solutions that are specially formulated to provide quick results that are safe and effective.

Due to everyday use, teeth will not stay at their whitest forever without continuous treatments. However, there are things you can do throughout your daily life that can help your whitening results last longer.

Limit or avoid dark drinks such as red wine, tea, and soda. Foods to limit or avoid include dark berries, tomato sauces, and curry. You can help keep your teeth pearly white by visiting us for regular dental cleanings. Another thing you can do is quit smoking and using tobacco products.

Tooth discoloration can result from many factors. These often include:

  • Dark foods and drinks
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Genetics
  • Excessive use of fluoride
  • Age
  • Taking certain medications
  • Trauma from accident or injury

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Our teeth have pores, just like a sponge or skin. These pores allow tiny particles of food and drink to pass through the enamel, staining it. These stains come from a multitude of sources, from coffee and red wine to berries and pasta sauce.

Whitening gels are able to seep into these pores, breaking down the chemical bonds of the stains and gently extruding them, leaving you with a whiter smile.

Whiter Teeth in Just One Visit

In-office whitening treatments are the quickest and most effective way to renew your smile’s radiance. It is best to start your appointment with a cleaning to ensure that your teeth are free of plaque and tartar that might hinder the brightening process.

You are prepared for the procedure with a gingival barrier to protect your gums and soft oral tissue while the treatment takes place. Opalescence whitening gel is then applied to your teeth. After some time, usually about an hour, the gel is removed, and your teeth are noticeably whiter.

At-Home Whitening

If you have a busy schedule that makes it difficult to make extra appointments, you can still get the whitening treatment you need with Opalescence take-home whitening kits. Dowden Family Dentistry supplies you with a set of dental trays custom-made to fit the shape and contour of your teeth.

The whitening gel comes in varying levels of strength, and fun flavors like mint and melon! These trays empower you to control the level and timing of your treatments, whether worn overnight or at your desk.

Bring a Little Luster to Your Life

Since 1995, Dowden Family Dentistry has helped the people of Fishers get the most out of their smiles. Contact us today to schedule your visit with Dr. Dowden.

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