For most of us, a white, healthy smile is a pretty important part of our lives. We take great pride in knowing that our teeth are healthy and that they look good.
Unfortunately, certain foods that we eat, combined with poor oral hygiene habits, can lead to unhealthy looking teeth. For those unattractive stains, teeth whitening can be an excellent option to restore your smile to its natural beauty.
The process begins when Dr. Stewart or Dr. Buffington evaluates your teeth and determines if teeth whitening is right for you. The first step is to create a custom set of whitening trays that conform perfectly to your teeth.
Using your trays as a foundation, you place a small amount of whitening solution inside each and wear them for 30 to 60 minutes at a time. The amount of time you wear the trays depends on the desired results, but usually no more than a couple of weeks is required. Within a few short days, you will immediately notice brighter and whiter teeth.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Teeth are whitened through a chemical reaction using carbamide peroxide. The peroxide will pass through the porous enamel and reach the next layer of tooth. which is referred to as dentin. The chemical will react with the stains in the dentin and effectively brighten your teeth!
While teeth whitening is an excellent treatment option for some, certain conditions might preclude you from starting the process immediately. Some of these conditions include:
- White spots on the teeth
- Cavities (tooth decay)
- Periodontal disease
- Sensitive teeth
At Norco Family Dental in Greeley, if you find that one or more of these conditions is stopping you from the smile you deserve, we will work hard to stabilize your oral health so that your teeth can be as bright as ever!
A Dental Experience Like No Other
What makes us different from most dentists in Greeley? For starters, we have a modern facility with state-of-the-art technology that we use to perform our dentistry. Our building was designed from the ground up to maximize the patient experience from start to finish. But it’s not just our facility that makes us different:
- We offer expanded hours so you can find a convenient time after work to visit us.
- We accept most insurances and will always submit your claims on your behalf.
- Dr. Stewart and Dr. Buffington have been best friends since they were 13 years old. The strength of their relationship is contagious, and if you’re not smiling within a few minutes of meeting them, you will be within the next few!
But most importantly, our staff cares. Our doctors care. We built our practice around caring.
Please call our Greeley, CO dental office to arrange your teeth whitening consultation and experience dentistry unlike any you have experienced before!