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Teeth whitening is one of the most popular services we offer our patients. It is single-handedly the most affordable and effective way to transform someone’s smile.
Dental Solutions Teeth Whitening options
We have many different whitening options available to fit your specific needs. If you want amazing immediate results, we offer in-office KoR and Boost whitening systems. These systems can give you whiter, brighter teeth in as little as two hours. If you are not looking for major or fast changes, our Whitening for Life program may be the choice for you. Whitening for Life allows our patients who value their dental care to get complimentary custom whitening trays and a complimentary tube of whitening gel at every six-month checkup.
Unfortunately, there are some limitations to tooth whitening people sometimes overlook. If you have crowns or bonded fillings in the front that show in your smile, they will not whiten as your natural teeth do. There are some products that advertise the ability to whiten crowns and fillings, but these claims are untrue. People with deep internally stained teeth from tetracycline or other medicines or minerals are also unable to whiten effectively. If you are in one of these situations and would like white, bright teeth, then we have great cosmetic dental options like porcelain veneers and cosmetic crowns that can give you the results you want.
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If you would like a whiter, brighter smile, ask our team at your next appointment what option is best for you.
Everyone wants a bright smile that reflects the way they feel about themselves. Healthy teeth are obviously important, but having sparkling teeth brings out the best in your smile.
Teeth whitening is our most popular cosmetic treatment, and with good reason. There are no other procedures that can change your whole appearance in such a short amount of time.
At Dental Solutions, we offer very effective teeth whitening treatments, and we’ll help you choose the one that is most appropriate for you. KöR Teeth Whitening and Deep Bleaching is a fairly new product, but has quickly become very popular because it produces such dramatic results. It not only brightens teeth It is completely safe and usually does not create any sensitivity like other teeth whitening methods. KöR is permanent, and it’s also the only product that will remove tetracycline stains.
We recommend a professional cleaning before any teeth whitening procedure. This ensures that your teeth are clean and free of plaque, maximizing your whitening results.
Please contact our office if you would like more information about KöR teeth whitening, or to schedule your pre-treatment dental cleaning. We can help you obtain brilliant results that make you want to smile!
Appearance is important to everyone, and an attractive smile can speak volumes before you say a word. Cosmetic dentistry and its treatments are the way we address the imperfections you would like to correct.
What does cosmetic dentistry consist of?
Cosmetic dentistry can be considered as any treatment that corrects aesthetic flaws in your smile. At Dental Solutions, we can use a variety of these treatments to give you a healthy, beautiful smile.
There are a number of procedures that are obviously cosmetic in nature. Teeth whitening is the most requested treatment because it can transform your appearance in just one visit. We use KöR and Opalescence, two of the most effective whitening products available. Porcelain veneers are another well-known cosmetic treatment that can correct many types of problems, from slight misalignment to uneven spaces between your teeth.
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Other restorative treatments like crowns, bridges, and dental bonding can also be used to correct cosmetic problems. Whatever your concern, we will work with you to find the solution that best fits your needs and lifestyle. In many cases, we can use a combination of these treatments to provide a dramatic smile makeover.
Please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options.
The History of Teeth Whitening
Tooth whitening, or teeth bleaching, is a dental procedure much older than most people think. 4,000 years ago, Egyptians were mixing pumice and vinegar paste to whiten their teeth as a sign of prosperity. In the 1800s, barbers would file and apply acid to teeth of their clients to whiten their teeth along with a haircut or minor surgery. Fortunately for us, tooth whitening has come a long way, and now, it's a very popular, predictable and safe dental procedure.
Find What Works for Your Smile
Who doesn’t want a whiter smile? There is no doubt that the first impression of a person can be absolutely affected by the toothy grin they show you when you first meet. Of all of the cosmetic dental procedures available, tooth whitening is by far the easiest and least invasive. There are many different ways to effectively whiten your teeth. Let’s discuss the options and find out which is best for you.
In-Office Professional Whitening
Opalescence Boost is the immediate gratification tooth whitening option. If you are getting married next week, or just don’t have the patience to wait for results, in-office tooth whitening with Opalescence Boost can provide you with dramatic whitening results in less than two hours. There is no way to get a faster, whiter smile than professional strength Boost. Along with the in-office whitening, you will receive a custom at-home tray to maintain the bright white smile.
Custom At-Home Whitening Trays
If you aren’t looking for high-powered and right-now white, at-home trays are a great way to achieve the result you are looking for on your timeline. Custom trays are filled with a professional strength whitening gel and worn at home for 15-30 minutes per session.
To create a tray designed for you, we take models of your mouth and make trays that fit as close as possible to your teeth. This creates a closer contact of the whitening gel and a quicker and more effective result than over the counter boil and bite trays. Within a week or two, you will see impressive results.
For our patients at Dental Solutions, we offer a whitening for life program. We make the trays at no cost and provide ongoing maintenance of whitening gel at follow up check-up visits. Call us or ask about the program at your next appointment to learn more.
The Best Offense is a Good Defense
When it comes to having a bright white smile, it is much easier to avoid major staining that it is to reverse it. First and foremost, do not smoke. Nothing stains teeth darker faster than regular cigarette or cigar smoking. After smoking, the best rule of thumb is anything you would regret getting on a white shirt will stain your teeth with repeated exposure. Coffee, red wine, many herbal teas, dark fruit juices, the list goes on and on. Avoiding large quantities of these will help keep your teeth pearly white, especially if you are actively using whitening products.
We Want to Help You Brighten Your Smile
We absolutely want you to achieve the stunning result you are looking for when whitening your teeth. It is important to be aware that if you become extremely sensitive to cold or air, you should discontinue whitening immediately and contact your dentist. If you have any other questions about tooth whitening, feel free to contact our Jonesboro, AR dental office to schedule your consultation today.