Choose Professional Teeth Whitening to Achieve a Dazzling Smile
Don’t leave tooth sensitivity to chance! Did you know that over-the-counter teeth whitening products can actually damage your teeth and cause sensitivity? This means that your hot coffee in the morning or bite of ice cream in the evening can cause a zap of pain in your teeth if you’ve been using drugstore whitening methods. That’s why it’s always best to leave teeth whitening to the professionals, and at the offices of Thomas L. Anderson, DDS and Associates, we’d love to help you brighten your smile.
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Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening
The proof is in the results. Professional teeth whitening is instantly noticeable and effective, safe, and efficient. Many foods, drinks, and habits can contribute to dull or stained teeth, such as:
- Smoking/tobacco use
- Red wine, coffee, sodas, and other food or drink products
- Poor oral hygiene
Since over-the-counter whitening products contain a form of peroxide, they may be able to remove some of the extrinsic stains on your teeth, but only professional whitening services can remove the stubborn extrinsic stains and the unsightly intrinsic stains that cause your teeth to look discolored.
This is due to the oxygen molecules in our Opalescence Professional Whitening Gel that breaks down the bonds that hold together the discolored molecules. This means that your gums, teeth, and enamel are protected during professional whitening gel treatments. In contrast, drugstore options can cause sensitivity and even strip your teeth’s enamel.
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Opalescence Teeth Whitening Features and Benefits
What sets our Professional Opalescence Whitening treatments and trays apart from drugstore options?
- Opalescence Whitening Gels contain fluoride and potassium nitrate for optimum patient comfort and results
- Application is done at an expert level in the dental office by a trained professional
- Opalescence whitening gels are activated chemically, meaning there’s no uncomfortable LED whitening lights or lasers
- You’ll have noticeable results in about an hour
- Your smile will be noticeably brighter and whiter as soon as you leave the office
- All products are vegan and gluten free
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Remember to Schedule Your Dental Exam & Cleaning
Several factors affect whether your whitening results live up to the sparkling smile you envision. For starters, whitening substances can’t penetrate plaque and buildup. And putting a tooth with a cavity or exposed roots through a whitening procedure could lead to discomfort and sensitivity. A dental exam and professional cleaning prior to in-office whitening is a must.
Finally, your dentist can review any areas of your teeth that the whitening agent may not be able to penetrate, including:
- Areas overexposed to fluoride.
- Past dental work such as a porcelain tooth or bonded area.
- Trauma that caused the inner layer of your tooth, or dentin, to darken.
- Exposure to tetracycline antibiotics during tooth formation.
What Happens During Your Dental Exam & Cleaning?
If you are due for routine x-rays, we will begin by taking updated films. During your cleaning, the dentist or one of our expert hygienists will use a scaler (a small metal instrument with a blade-like end) to scrape off tartar above and below the gum line. Or he or she may use an ultrasonic vibrating device to shake loose plaque and tartar and then rinse it away with a stream of water. An oral cancer screening will be completed. We will then polish your teeth with a lightly abrasive paste and finish up with a flossing. The now-smooth tooth surfaces make it more difficult for plaque to accumulate before the next cleaning.
Choose Professional Teeth Whitening in Kansas City
At Thomas L. Anderson, DDS and Associates, we love helping you achieve your perfect smile … in a safe and healthy way. We know the results will boost your confidence and enhance your self-esteem. Give us a call today to schedule your whitening appointment and show off your pearly whites!
Contact us today to schedule your dental appointment and meet with our skilled dentists at one of our three conveniently located dental office locations within the Kansas City area, including Lee’s Summit / Independence, the Country Club Plaza and Downtown Kansas City. The gentle dentists and expert team at Thomas L. Anderson and Associates look forward to working with you to treat your dental emergency, achieve proper oral health and a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions about your dental insurance benefits, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to review your policy! Please give us a call today to schedule an appointment and become part of our dental family.