Want to look younger than other people your age? No problem—come to Anderson Dental for teeth whitening in Anthem. Studies show that when subjects are shown pictures of people with white teeth, they consistently estimate them to be younger than their chronological age. But if that’s not enough to convince you, then consider that people with white smile are also consider to be friendlier, smarter and have more successful and exciting careers. All this because of white teeth! At Anderson Dental, we offer Opalescence in-practice and at-home professional teeth whitening treatments.
What Happened to Your White Teeth?
Look at the smile of a baby or young child and you’ll see how white your teeth used to be. Unfortunately, teeth are not exempt from the body’s aging process. But the time we reach our 20s, teeth have likely started to succumb to stains and discoloration.
The leading cause of an off-white smile is the foods and beverages you consume most often. Coffee, tea, Coca-Cola, red sauce, red wine, blueberries and chocolates—all of these can leave deposits in the micro-cracks and ridges of enamel. Similarly, the nicotine in smoking and chewing tobacco can dramatically stain your teeth. Over time, this accumulated staining changes the natural white color of teeth.
In addition, discoloration can happen below the enamel surface in the dentin layer. This can result from an injury that causes bleeding within a tooth or from the use of certain antibiotics when teeth are developing.
Removing Staining and Discoloration
To remove these stubborn stains, Anderson Dental uses Opalescence. Both the in-practice and at-home whitening systems remove surface stains as well as those within the dentin. Opalescence breaks apart these deep stains and lifts them away. If you select the in-practice treatment, then the entire process will be completed in about one hour. Gums and soft tissue are protected and the professional strength gel is applied to your teeth. At the conclusion of this treatment, your smile could be up to 10 shades whiter.
If you prefer to whiten you teeth more gradually in the privacy of your own home, then we also have the Opalescence at-home system. We’ll give you a set of custom-fitted mouth trays and the Opalescence home formula. Fill the trays and wear the application for 30 minutes to an hour every day for two weeks. The at-home treatment is equally as effective as the in-practice and the results are just as dramatic.
If you’re ready to take years off of your age, then your cosmetic dentist in Anthem to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Are you interested in brightening your smile, but still have a few questions before moving forward? We would love to help! While each smile is unique, many patients considering teeth whitening have similar questions. So, we have listed the most frequently asked ones below. If your question isn’t on this list, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment so our experienced team can provide you with the information you need one-on-one!
What Can I Expect from the Teeth Whitening Process?
For your convenience, we offer both in-practice and at-home teeth whitening solutions! If you choose to brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home, we will provide you with a custom mouth tray and special whitening gel to use for 30 to 60 minutes every day for two weeks. However, if you want to lift stubborn stains and unpleasant discoloration at our office, the entire process will take about an hour. We will apply a safe, powerful brightening gel (while protecting your gums and soft tissue) to make your smile up to 10 shades whiter!
Will Teeth Whitening Hurt?
From routine dental work to smile enhancements, many patients have one question on their mind: Will it hurt? Fortunately, many patients report only experiencing minor sensitivity following their treatment, while others report no side effects at all! If you are prone to tooth sensitivity, we have a number of ways to help. Not only can we suggest a special toothpaste to use before and after, but we can also adjust the time and strength of the bleaching agent to ensure you are comfortable throughout the process.
What Are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?
Improving your smile is a mental, emotional, and physical transformation. In addition to boosting your self-esteem, a brighter smile can improve your first impression, progress your love life, and help your professional success. In fact, a recent study found that job applicants who underwent teeth whitening before their interview were more likely to be hired! Plus, subsequent studies have found that a whiter smile can take 10 years off your appearance. So, it’s safe to say a brighter smile can positively impact virtually every area of your life.
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
When it comes to the cost, it can vary depending on a number of factors, including how many treatments you need. To ensure you get the exact price, without paying for anything you don’t need, you should schedule an appointment with our friendly, knowledgeable cosmetic dentist in Anthem! After discussing your cosmetic concerns and smile goals, we will provide you with an estimate based on our conversation. That way, you get an accurate answer tailored to your unique smile. So, don’t hesitate to give us a call!