Teeth Whitening in Eagle River AK
As we age, our teeth tend to pick up stains and become yellow or discolored. Stains can be caused by the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the medicines we take, and even our own genetics.
Yellowish teeth make us look older and tired. They can also make us look like we aren’t practicing good dental hygiene, even when we brush and floss regularly.
If you’re tired of seeing discolored teeth in the mirror, give us a call and let us know that you’d like to see if professional teeth whitening is an option for you.
Professional Whitening Options
At Midnight Sun Dental Center, we use Opalescence whitening products. Your health and comfort are important to us, so we’ve taken the time to select a superior product with several features that we (and our patients!) appreciate, such as:
- The manufacturer of Opalescence, Ultradent, is a pioneer in the field of teeth whitening and is a trusted name with a high-quality product.
- These products are shipped directly to our office, which means that the formulation can contain water. This protects your teeth from dehydration and reduces the chances of sensitivity after your whitening.
- Several treatment options are available, which means that we can better customize your whitening to match your needs.
- The active ingredient in Opalescence, carbamide peroxide, safely bleaches your teeth without changing the tooth structure.
- Many clinical studies have been done that prove that this product is safe.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Do you have a special event coming up and need to spruce up your smile fast? Many brides-to-be or patients who are anticipating an upcoming job interview plan an in-office whitening treatment. This treatment, which takes about an hour, can give you remarkable results and is perfect for when time is an important factor.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
If you have more time available and would like to spend less on your treatment, we also offer both customized and pre-made at-home whitening kits. These kits allow you to whiten your teeth on your schedule. They contain the same whitening ingredient as the in-office treatment in a lower dose, which means you can still get the same beautiful results; it will just take a little longer.
What About Over-the-Counter Whitening?
We often get asked about the myriad of whitening products that are available in grocery stores and drug stores these days. The truth is, we don’t recommend these products for a number of reasons.
Because these products are designed to be sold to a mass audience, there’s very little customization involved. It’s likely that you will get the whitening product on your sensitive lips and gums, which can lead to discomfort and injury. Professional products also contain desensitizing ingredients to make your whitening treatment more comfortable.
Additionally, when you whiten with us, we’ll give you a good cleaning beforehand so that your results are not marred by plaque or tartar. We can monitor your progress and make sure that you are getting the best results possible, safely and comfortably.
Some over-the-counter products use an abrasive to “scrub” off surface stains. When used too often or improperly, these products can damage your enamel and also put any restorations you have at risk. When you whiten professionally, we’ll consider your restorations so that you have a beautiful, natural look that allows your restorations to blend in.
Call for Your Appointment
Ready to learn more about teeth whitening? Call our Eagle River dental office to schedule a consultation appointment with us to discuss which type of whitening will best meet your needs.