Teeth Whitening Overview

Your perfectly healthy teeth and gums remain hidden behind your hand or your closed lips because they are discolored. If this sounds familiar, it is time to consider the use of cosmetic dentistry to improve the situation. Fortunately, at Trail Ridge Dental in Longmont, CO there is a ready solution at hand – teeth whitening.

Patients of Dr. Visger can come to our offices to discuss their needs for teeth whitening or other cosmetic dentistry. If you have no general dentistry issues, such as cavities or gum disease and any restorative work has been done, then he will provide you with options for teeth whitening. Often, this treatment can provide the ideal solution to your cosmetic needs.

We offer in-office treatments as well as at-home kits. The only substantial differences between them are cost and speed. For the patients who want a rapid result, we suggest the in-office treatments. This sort of teeth whitening is best done by a professional because we do use more potent whitening agents. Usually it is a matter of just one or two visits for your teeth to become many shades whiter.

If you want to reduce costs and you don’t mind a longer timeline, the at home teeth whitening can do the trick. This may take up to two weeks and may use a less powerful whitening agent, but it will still provide teeth whitening that is measurably stronger than anything you might obtain over the counter.

Patients will also use our teeth whitening when they are finishing up different kinds of cosmetic dentistry. It is the perfect finishing touch to an array of treatments. For example, someone who has been undergoing everything from the replacement of fillings to the application of porcelain veneers will want to ensure that all of their teeth are equally sparkling white. This is possible when teeth whitening is done at the end of the treatments.

Whether you get it done at once or do it at home over a few weeks, you will also want to schedule a touch up teeth whitening session once or twice per year. Cutting back on things like coffee, tea, wine and smoking can also go a long way in preserving and lengthening the time that your whitening lasts.

As a way to improve your smile, take years from your appearance and complete a smile makeover, teeth whitening is hard to beat. If you have questions about it, give us a call at 303-772-6960. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.


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