At Davis Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves to have a gorgeous grin that radiates beauty, health, and confidence. While many people are satisfied with the natural luster of their teeth, others believe that visiting the dentist regularly for hygienic cleanings is simply not enough. By undergoing teeth whitening treatment at our North Scottsdale dental practice, a patient can achieve a whiter, brighter, and healthier-looking smile.
Teeth whitening is a quick and inexpensive way to whiten and brighten the color of your smile. The treatment, commonly referred to as bleaching, is successful at reducing or eliminating stains and discoloration on the surfaces of your teeth and uses a powerful whitening agent to enhance the natural color of your enamel.
Because teeth whitening has grown in popularity, there have been many advancements made in how a whitening agent can be administered to the surface of your teeth and make a dramatic impact on the appearance of your smile. Some trends in teeth whitening include in-office, take-home, and over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments.
Doctor supervised in-office teeth whitening treatments – We offer the revolutionary the Boost teethwhitening system, as it is the number-one patient-requested whitening treatment. In as little as one in-office whitening treatment, your teeth can be whitened up to eight shades. During in-office treatment, a protective layer is placed over the gums and the whitening solution is strategically applied to exposed enamel. Your treatment can be customized based on your cosmetic goals.
Take-home teeth whitening treatments - We offer Opalescence for superior at-home whitening. Prior to commencing treatment, Dr. Davis will take an impression of your smile, from which a customizable, clear, silicone-like tray is crafted. It is in that tray that you will disperse the whitening solution. Once the product has been applied to the tray, you will place the tray within your mouth and wear it for a pre-determined amount of time. Typically patients can see dramatic results in the whiteness and luster of their smiles within seven to fourteen days of beginning treatment.
Most patients who have not had a lot of restorative dental work performed are ideal candidates for teeth whitening, as the whitening agent doesn’t have an effect on metal, plastic, porcelain, or other materials that are commonly used to improve the health and appearance of a tooth. Additionally, whitening treatments can be easily combined with other procedures to enhance a patient’s overall outcome after undergoing cosmetic or restorative dentistry procedures. Dr. Davis recommends that his patients whiten their smiles prior to having porcelain restorations placed, as such restorations can be designed to match your newly whitened teeth.
While Davis Dentistry, located in North Scottsdale, offers in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments to patients based on their cosmetic needs and desires, he does not recommend that patients utilize any whitening treatment purchased over-the-counter. The supervision of a dental specialist helps to maximize a patient’s whitening results while drastically minimizing potential complications.
Because the various forms of treatments that Dr. Davis uses necessitate a customized teeth whitening tray, the powerful solution targets the visible portion of a patient’s tooth and doesn’t come into contact with the gums. If your teeth and gums are overexposed to a whitening agent, irreversible damage can occur. Many over-the-counter whitening agents are ineffective; worse yet, many can actually harm your teeth.
To learn more about the cosmetic dentistry services that we offer or to schedule a teeth whitening appointment, contact our North Scottsdale office today! Conveniently located in the heart of the city, our cosmetic dentistry practice makes achieving a stunning smile easy and more affordable to patients living in Carefree, Cave Creek, Tempe, Anthem, and surrounding areas of Scottsdale.