If you want a whiter, brighter smile, Abra Dental has the professional teeth whitening services for you.
Show Off Your Pearly Whites
Healthy teeth cleaning habits can go a long way in keeping your smile beautiful and preventing plaque buildup, cavities, and gum disease. However, sometimes teeth staining is inevitable.
Either due to the aging process or dietary habits, stains and yellowing are bound to occur at some point. If you want a whiter, brighter smile, Abra Dental (formerly ChildSmiles•FamilySmiles) provides professional teeth whitening services.
Who is a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
The best candidates for teeth whitening have a healthy gum line and healthy teeth without fillings or restorations. Those who have teeth with yellow tones may respond the best to treatment. Patients who have active cavities or gum disease may be turned away for a whitening service until those complications are addressed.
Who is Not a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Some patients may not be the best candidates for teeth whitening services. Your dentist will be able to provide you with more information regarding your specific case. Patients with the following conditions or circumstances may not be the best candidates for teeth whitening:
- Patients with restorations: Fillings, crowns, bridges, and other inorganic restorations are immune to the effects of tooth whitening. That means that your natural teeth and restored teeth may not match after the service.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- Children under 16
- Patients with gum disease, tooth decay, cavities, or exposed roots
- Patients allergic to teeth bleaching agents, such as peroxide
- Patients with sensitive teeth
What are the Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening?
Patients can get rid of yellow tones and other staining from foods, drinks, smoke, and age to reveal a whiter, healthier-looking smile. Professional teeth whitening tends to yield more visible results than at-home kits while being safer and less abrasive.
All teeth whitening options at Abra Dental are:
- Yield immediate results
How are the Teeth Prepared for a Whitening Service?
Your oral healthcare provider will likely need to prepare your teeth for your whitening service to ensure they are clean and ready!
To begin, your teeth will need a prophylactic cleaning to remove any plaque or debris that may have collected on the surface of your teeth and between them. During your cleaning, your provider will perform a quick dental exam to check for any potential problems, including decay, cracks, and cavities.
If any complications are found, you will likely have to delay your treatment until such problems have been corrected.
We will take photos of your teeth to measure their current color against the result. Assessing progress is important so you can be sure you are getting the best possible results!
How is Professional Teeth Whitening Administered?
A bleaching solution is applied to the teeth and held in place with specially designed trays. These trays are made from the patient’s unique dental impressions, fabricated to match their exact tooth position. This helps ensure that the trays hug the natural shape of teeth, enabling consistent and complete whitening of the enamel.
Tips for Maintaining Your Whiter Smile
After your teeth whitening service, you can help keep your teeth white, shiny, and bright by:
- Avoiding smoking or chewing products with nicotine
- Reducing coffee, tea, and red wine consumption
- Drinking sodas or dyed beverages through a straw
- Reducing consumption of dark foods, such as berries and sauces
- Rinsing with water after eating or drinking