Professional Teeth Whitening in Fayetteville, AR
You have probably noticed that your teeth are not quite as white as they used to be. Gradually darkening teeth are a natural part of the aging process. Even if you don’t drink coffee or use tobacco, your teeth will acquire stains from the foods and beverages you consume. Over time, those stains build up and cause your teeth to look yellow or dark compared to the smile of your youth.
Teeth whitening, or teeth bleaching, is a simple, conservative, and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile. Professional teeth whitening is both affordable and safe for most patients under the supervision of an experienced dentist.
Over-the-counter products are just not as effective as professional teeth whitening and provide mixed results. Because over-the-counter teeth whitening products often contain abrasives and are not customized for you, they can cause more sensitivity and discomfort, and can even potentially damage your teeth and gums.
At Scott J. Stephens Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer two types of whitening systems to improve the appearance of our patients’ smiles.
Custom Take-Home Teeth Whitening System
Our most popular whitening system is our professional take-home whitening trays. We take impressions of your teeth to make your custom whitening trays. They will fit your teeth perfectly and hold the professional strength whitening gel on the surface of your teeth where it belongs. Typically, you will wear your whitening trays for several hours to overnight with each use. You will see dramatic results within a couple of weeks.
You can hold onto your custom trays so that you can touch up your teeth in the future.
Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening
If you want fast results for a special occasion such as a wedding, class reunion, or special holiday, you can achieve the fastest result by having in-office whitening. At our Fayetteville, AR dental office, we use Zoom! Brand in-office whitening to get the best results for our patients.
We will cover your teeth in a highly concentrated whitening gel and repeat the process several times until you achieve a whiter shade. You will also receive the same take-home whitening trays to continue your treatment at home. Our in-office whitening is a head start on the process you will continue at home until you reach your desired level of brightness.
Common Side Effects of Teeth Whitening
Many patients can whiten their teeth without experiencing any side effects, but some patients may experience sensitivity or tenderness of their gums. These side effects are always temporary. If you experience side effects, call our office and we can help you achieve a whiter smile comfortably.
Call Our Office to Schedule a Whitening Consultation
If you want a whiter, younger looking smile, contact our Fayetteville, AR dental office and schedule a consultation. We will help you decide which whitening system is right for you.