Your teeth are consistently exposed to foods and drinks that stain them. Though your teeth may be perfectly healthy, they can appear discolored. Fortunately, if you have deep stains or want to achieve a brighter smile quickly, Park West Dental in Idaho Falls ID offers teeth whitening options that can help you acquire a beautiful, youthful-looking, bright smile.
Types of Tooth Stains
Tooth stains fall into two categories: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic stains are the yellow and brown stains that occur on the surface of your teeth. Intrinsic stains occur inside your teeth, making them appear gray or blue. Some surface stains can be removed with whitening toothpastes and over-the-counter teeth whitening kits. However, these approaches are limited and can be painful or can cause tooth and gum sensitivities. Professional-grade products are needed to remove deeper extrinsic and intrinsic stains and to treat individuals with sensitive teeth and gums.
Professional Teeth-Whitening Options
There are several approaches to teeth bleaching that Drs. Drake and Jacobson can use to help you whiten your smile by eight to 14 shades in a short amount of time.
In-office teeth bleaching: During your office visit, dentists Dr. Drake and Dr. Jacobson will apply the teeth-bleaching agent, typically in the form of a gel. Standard visits last 90 minutes.
At-home teeth bleaching: We will provide you with a teeth-bleaching gel and a mouth guard that has been customized to your bite. Our team will then provide a teeth-bleaching regimen for you to follow. Results typically take a little longer than in-office teeth whitening; however, the process takes place within the comfort and convenience of your own home. It typically takes 10 to 14 days to achieve the desired results with this method.
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Our Teeth Whitening System
We use the following teeth-bleaching system to help you achieve a bright white smile:
KöR® Deep Bleaching
This treatment will give you your brightest smile. Using custom-fit, specially fabricated whitening trays that seal in the bleaching agent, Drs. Drake and Jacobson can complete your treatment in just two visits. The trays are designed to protect your gum area so that there is no irritation.
- Beautiful, healthy and natural looking white result
- Effective on dark stained teeth
- Little to no sensitivity
- Comfortable, easy process
- No need to give up coffee, tea, or red wine
- Permanent results- white teeth for your lifetime!
- Entirely safe for teeth and gums
- Perfect for ages 14-90
The cost of teeth whitening varies according to the type of treatment you are receiving and how deep your stains are. At Park West Dental, we will work with you to find an affordable whitening treatment that is right for you.
The longevity of your teeth-whitening results depends greatly on how you care for your teeth after the treatment, as well as on how often you indulge in food and drink that causes stains. Results can last anywhere from several months to three years.
Gums and teeth may become sensitive during your treatments.
Call 208.932.4607 today to schedule a teeth-whitening consultation with our Idaho Falls, ID dental office.