At Dougherty Dental we totally understand how important a great looking smile is. It’s the face of every first impression you ever make, and you want it to be brilliant. That’s why we offer a wide variety of cosmetic dental options that can revitalize and rejuvenate your smile to give your first impressions the effect you so desire. When our patients ask us which cosmetic procedure will make the biggest difference, we always suggest teeth whitening.
Why Tooth Whitening is Fantastic
Not only is having whiter teeth the number one aesthetic concern of most dental patients in America today, it’s one of the easiest ways to make a big difference in your smile. It works on your natural teeth and doesn’t require us to add anything to them. It doesn’t require reshaping or physical alteration of any kind and it takes so little time, effort, and money to accomplish, yet it yields the most impressive results.
What Tooth Whitening can do for You
We can clear up a wide variety of staining and coloration issues for you with professional teeth whitening. Some of the issues we can fix with our whitening procedures include:
||Yellow or brown stained teeth
||Teeth stained by medications
||Normal wear, when teeth lose enamel they begin to appear dull
||Fluorosis, better known as white marks on teeth
||Staining due to coffee, tea, and wine
Don’t Be Taken by Over-The-Counter Solutions
Are all OTC teeth whitening products bad? No. Do they even come close to comparing with the speed, cost-effectiveness, and quality of professional whitening by Dougherty Dental? No! Anytime you pick up an OTC whitening product it’s a roll of the dice as far as how long it might take and how much it will whiten your teeth. We offer results fast, and more importantly, we stand behind the safety of our procedures.
Different Types of Professional Tooth Whitening
We offer a few treatment options when it comes to your pearly whites.In-office whitening is the fastest treatment method we offer. It’s a single visit to our office that usually lasts around an hour before you are done. ZOOM!® in-office whitening uses a gel that we apply to your teeth and is activated by a special light wand that we shine on the gel. The process minimizes the tenderness that often follows teeth whitening procedures.
When one of our patients have teeth that need an extra bit of attention we turn to the KoR® in-office whitening system that can treat teeth with issues like fluorosis and tetracycline staining.
If a more measured approach is one that you feel suits your smile better, we also offer take-home whitening trays. We give you trays that are custom molded to your teeth and whitening gel that is placed within the trays. You leave the trays in your mouth
for up to an hour once or twice a day and can monitor your progress as your teeth are whitened.
To find out more about teeth whitening or to schedule your appointment, please give us a call at (503) 455-4517