Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing dull and yellow teeth? Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental service in the United States. Everybody experiences yellow teeth at some point in their life. Your teeth can become yellow and dulled from diet, age, illnesses, and other lifestyle factors, and it can feel disheartening. After all, whiter smiles are attributed to health, happiness, confidence, and success.
Teeth whitening is the perfect treatment for patients with healthy teeth and gums wanting to improve the color of their smile. At Kent Burnett, DDS in Corvallis, OR, we can renew your smile with our state-of-the-art teeth whitening services.
Reasons Your Teeth Are Yellow
Even with daily brushing and routine trips to the dentist, your teeth are still susceptible to staining. A lot of food and drinks have stain-causing qualities, even healthy foods. Staining tends to occur more often in patients who eat and drink foods that are rich in tannins, a natural coloring property.
Coffee, tea, and red-wine are common culprits of dental staining that are full of tannins. Smoking, tobacco products, and nicotine can also destroy the color of your smile. Beyond consuming stain-causing substances, staining can be caused by antibiotics, exposure to high levels of fluoride, tooth decay, and aging.
Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that provides a range of convenience and benefits. Even if you brush and floss routinely, yellow teeth can be embarrassing, making it look like you don’t take care of your dental hygiene. Whitening your teeth can improve your self-confidence and mood, while making you want to smile more often.
There are a lot of different teeth whitening products on the market with promises of blindingly white teeth. Unfortunately, many over-the-counter products are not as effective as professional teeth whitening, and when administered incorrectly, they can cause damage to your enamel and cause sensitive teeth. At Kent Burnett, DDS, we only use the highest-quality teeth whitening technologies, providing safe and effective services with enduring results.
Not to mention, before we administer teeth whitening, we will assess your smile, making sure that your teeth are healthy enough to receive whitening. We will also provide tips and insights on how to preserve the whiteness of your teeth. Having your teeth whitened professionally can help you get the most out of your whitening.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
When administered by a skilled and knowledgeable dentist, teeth whitening is one of the safest dental treatments. Before immediately jumping into a teeth whitening treatment, it’s important that a professional examines your teeth and gum health for decay and infection. The best candidates for teeth whitening already have healthy teeth and gums. For a few hours after undergoing teeth whitening, you should avoid acidic drinks, like soda and red wine, to protect your enamel. You might experience some short-lived sensitivity after whitening your teeth.
Who is Not a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Women who are pregnant or nursing should avoid teeth whitening until it is safe. If you have porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers, whitening will not lighten restorations, which can cause your smile to be unevenly colored afterwards. If you have dental restorations, we will advise you on whether you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening.
It’s also important to have realistic expectations about your teeth whitening treatments. If your teeth are particularly yellow, it may take more time of spaced out treatments to whiten your teeth in a safe manner. It is also good to know when your teeth are white enough. Over whitening can cause sensitive and damaged teeth. Generally, following a month-to-month routine is your safest bet for white and healthy teeth. Whitening more than once a month can put you at risk for enamel damage.
Is Teeth Whitening Covered by Dental Insurance?
Teeth whitening treatments are elective and considered a cosmetic treatment, which are not usually covered by dental insurance. At the same time, teeth whitening is one of the least expensive cosmetic services, and one of the easiest ways to renovate your smile.
Choosing Kent Burnett, DDS For Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening provides a safe and instantly gratifying way to whiter teeth. At Kent Burnett, DDS, it’s our goal to help you achieve the smile of your dreams by offering the highest quality whitening services. Oftentimes, teeth whitening treatments take a “one-size-fits-all” approach. At our professional dental practice, you can expect to receive a teeth whitening treatment specifically tailored to your unique dental conditions. Call us today to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening at 541-588-1100.
Initial Visit & Forms
As a convenience to our patients, all the necessary forms are available to be downloaded, filled out either as a fillable PDF or printed and completed by hand. Either way you will save time at your initial visit by bringing the completed forms to your initial visit, along with a list of any medications you are currently taking.