Oregon City Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a dental procedure aimed at lightening the color of the teeth and removing stains and discoloration.

Dangers of At Home Teeth Whitening

It might not seem very risky – after all, teeth whitening is incredibly common nowadays. Look to recent news items, however, and you find quite the contrary story.

Hydrogen peroxide is the most common and effective teeth whitening compound, but it has to be carefully controlled to make sure it’s safe. Whitening supplies that have more potent levels of hydrogen peroxide can be dangerous in a number of ways, including loss of tooth enamel and severe gum irritation.

On the other hand, commercial whitening kits have to be safe for everyone to use. Oftentimes that is made possible by having a lower than useful levels of hydrogen peroxide. The results of using some of these kits is, well, underwhelming.

Pioneer Dental addresses these issues in two ways. Firstly, we have the ability to dial in the intensity of our whitening solution to fit your situation while still remaining safe. Secondly, we use custom made whitening trays that keep the solution where it needs to be, on your teeth for maximum results.

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Teeth whitening at Pioneer Dental

Teeth Whitening Process At Pioneer Dental

Pioneer Dental teeth whitening is typically performed in a dental office by a dentist or a dental assistant. The procedure involves the following steps:

  1. Evaluation: The dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and will assess the type and extent of tooth discoloration and whether you are a candidate for tooth whitening.

  2. Cleaning: The dentist will clean your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar.

  3. Protection: To shield your gums and oral tissues from the whitening agent, the dentist will apply a protective barrier or gel to your gums.

  4. Application of Whitening Agent: The dentist will apply the whitening agent to your teeth. These agents break down the stains and discoloration on the tooth surface, lightening the shade of your teeth.

  5. Monitoring: During the whitening process, the dentist will monitor the progress and the effect on your teeth.

  6. Multiple Sessions: Depending on the level of tooth discoloration and the desired results, multiple 30 minute whitening sessions may be required.

Is Teeth Whitening for You?

Teeth whitening is a dental procedure aimed at lightening the color of the teeth and removing stains and discoloration. Professional teeth whitening treatments, when performed under the guidance of a qualified dentist are generally safe and effective.

Teeth whitening is a non-invasive treatment. It offers many dental patients a positive impact on the aesthetics of their smile, and with it a big boost in self confidence in social and professional settings. Compared to other dental procedures, teeth whiten is less expensive, relatively quick, painless and requires minimum recovery time.

Because professional teeth whitening is a customizable treatment, it can be tailored to your specific needs, like levels of tooth discoloration and desired results. Ideally the result should be a brighter, but natural look.

While the duration of teeth whitening results can vary depending on individual factors such as oral hygiene practices and lifestyle choices, professional teeth whitening treatments can generally provide long-lasting results. By maintaining good oral hygiene habits, avoiding stain-causing substances, and receiving periodic touch-up treatments as recommended by your dentist, you can prolong the effects of teeth whitening.

It’s important to note that teeth whitening may not be suitable for everyone. Our dentists and dental assistants are happy to discuss whether teeth whitening fits your situation,.

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Teeth Whitening Recommendations

“The dental staff are professional, ease your nerves and want to get to know you. The dentists explain things very well and offer up-to-date options.”

  • Mary S

“Super friendly, and excellent at their jobs! Explained all options for my care clearly, and did not pressure at all. Let me go at my own pace. Very satisfied.”

  • Clark M

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