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Teeth Whitening
Dentist Ann Arbor

Teeth Whitening

Do you feel confident and self-assured when you show your smile to the world? For millions of people, the answer is, unfortunately, no. Unattractive stains and discolorations are a major concern for many people, and many more are struggling to remedy this cosmetic concern to little or no avail. Yellowed and dingy teeth can start to take their toll on your self-esteem, which is why we here at Greashaber Dentistry are pleased to offer professional dental whitening in our office, giving you the chance to look and feel your best when you share your stunning smile with the world.

What Causes Stains on Your Teeth?

Did you know that your teeth are ratting out your diet and lifestyle choices? Even if you try to keep your eating habits and other personal habits a secret, everything you choose to eat and drink will eventually make an appearance on your teeth. Even certain habits that you may have, such as your morning cup of coffee or that cigarette you smoked on your break, can lead to stains on your teeth.

The fact is, many things can cause your teeth to become severely stained. Common things that can affect the appearance of your teeth include highly pigmented foods and drinks, including coffee and red wine. Cigarettes can also stain your teeth, leading to an ugly, yellow appearance. (If you smoke, we strongly advise that you quit, not only for the appearance of your smile but also for your oral and general health!) Certain medications can also stain your teeth, as can the natural erosion of your dental enamel.

Why You Need Your Teeth Professionally Whitened

When you come to us for a professional whitening procedure, you can count on getting the highest quality of care using only professional-grade materials. Over-the-counter teeth whitening kits are iffy at best and can permanently harm your dental enamel and damage your gums. We have the skill and the knowledge to ensure that your teeth will get the results you desire, and we will go out of our way to make sure you are comfortable and happy with your results.

During your appointment with us, we will carefully inspect your teeth to make sure you are a good candidate for this procedure. We will then fit you with custom trays, which will help make sure that your teeth are getting the best results from the whitening gel that we will dispense to you. You will need to come in for a follow-up appointment to confirm that your trays fit properly. We will also educate you on how to properly wear them and use the whitening product on your teeth.

Aftercare for Your Teeth

It is important to remember that a professional teeth whitening procedure is not permanent, but it will give you long-lasting and beautiful results. To maintain the bright appearance of your teeth, please continue to brush and floss your teeth regularly. Avoid foods and drinks that may lead to stains, and make sure you schedule regular dental exams at our office for routine cleanings. We recommend that you visit us every six months for a checkup and a cleaning to help keep your teeth their healthiest and brightest.

Nobody should have to feel held back or less than worthy due to stained or unattractive spots of discoloration on their teeth. If you would like to learn more about professional teeth whitening here with us at Greashaber Dentistry, or you are ready to schedule an appointment with us, please give us a call today at (734) 662-1113!

Frequently Asked Questions

How does teeth whitening work?

For those seeking rapid results and professional oversight, in-office whitening treatments are the ideal choice. Under the expert guidance of a qualified teeth whitening dentist, high-concentration bleaching agents are employed to swiftly eliminate stains and discoloration. Through advanced dental technology and specialized techniques, treatment intensity and duration are customized to ensure optimal results while safeguarding oral health.

Custom tray whitening provides a convenient and comfortable at-home solution for teeth whitening. This method involves crafting personalized trays that snugly fit over your teeth, allowing for precise application of professional-grade bleaching gel. Unlike generic over-the-counter kits, custom tray whitening ensures uniform distribution of the whitening agent, minimizing the risk of gum irritation or sensitivity.

In some cases, a combination of therapies is employed to address specific concerns and optimize results. This comprehensive approach may involve in-office treatments followed by at-home maintenance or additional procedures such as dental cleaning or enamel strengthening. By tailoring treatment plans to your individual needs and goals, our dental experts provide holistic whitening solutions for a vibrant, long-lasting smile.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Our dental specialists prioritize safety during professional treatments, conducting thorough oral evaluations and employing protective measures to prevent sensitivity and irritation, resulting in a comfortable and stress-free experience.

Safety is paramount in teeth whitening, as improper use of whitening agents can lead to adverse effects such as tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. Dental specialists take meticulous precautions to safeguard oral tissues during professional treatments, whereas over-the-counter products may lack personalized guidance, increasing the risk of misuse and potential harm.

How long does teeth whitening last?

The longevity of whitening results depends on the method employed and individual habits. Professional treatments typically yield more durable results with proper maintenance, while over-the-counter products often offer temporary effects that fade over time. By seeking professional guidance, you can ensure lasting brightness and minimize the need for frequent reapplication.

Professional teeth whitening results can last anywhere from several months to up to three years, depending on various factors such as oral hygiene practices, dietary habits, and lifestyle choices like smoking. Touch-up treatments may be needed periodically to maintain the brightness of the teeth over time.

Are there any side effects of teeth whitening?

Some common side effects of teeth whitening include tooth sensitivity, gum irritation, and occasional mild discomfort. These side effects are usually temporary and can be managed with proper dental care products or by consulting with our dentist.

Over-the-counter whitening products typically contain lower concentrations of bleaching agents compared to professional treatments, resulting in less dramatic and slower results.

Professional teeth whitening treatments are tailored to your specific needs and oral conditions, allowing for customized intensity and duration based on individual sensitivities and desired outcomes. In contrast, over-the-counter products offer a one-size-fits-all approach, limiting options for personalization and potentially leading to dissatisfaction.

Can anyone undergo teeth whitening?

Generally, most people can undergo teeth whitening, but it's important to consult with our dentist first to ensure it's safe and appropriate for your dental health. Individuals with certain dental conditions or allergies may not be suitable candidates for teeth whitening, so a professional assessment is necessary to determine eligibility and the most suitable whitening method.
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