Teeth Whitening

You can have the confidence that comes from a bright, white smile. If you are happy with the alignment and spacing of your teeth, a tooth whitening procedure may be all that separates you from a dazzling smile. Tooth whitening is safe, effective, and long-lasting.

Q: I want my teeth to be whiter. Do you recommend at-home whitening?

A: Dentist directed at-home whitening is an effective ways to brighten your smile. Your dentist customizes the treatment to ensure your happiness with the results.

Your custom home-whitening kit involves special trays that are customized to fit over your teeth. You also receive prescription whitening gel, which is inserted into the tray before you wear it. Dr. Rutledge and her team give you detailed instructions about how long you should wear the tray each day and you should expect the entire home-whitening process to take between two and four weeks, leaving you with a dazzling smile.

Q: How can I whiten my teeth?

A: There are multiple ways to whiten your teeth.

  1. At home whitening trays – these products use peroxide-based gels to bleach your teeth. Generally, the process involves the daily application of the gel in a formed “mouth guard” for about two weeks. Side effects may include short-term tooth or gum sensitivity.
  2. Porcelain veneers – many people who have tetracycline-stained teeth and cannot whiten their teeth with traditional means, or people who want a more permanent solution will opt for porcelain veneers.Porcelain veneers are a great way to whiten your teeth in a more permanent fashion. The veneers do not stain with time and also correct many other concerns that you may have including crooked teeth, gaps in teeth and gummy smiles. Most of the smile makeovers you see on television are accomplished with porcelain veneers.

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Opalescence®

You may be quite happy with the size and alignment of your teeth, but dentist-supervised tooth whitening can give you the dazzling smile you’ve always wanted. 
 Tooth whitening is safe, effective and long-lasting. At Springcrest Dental Associates, Dr. Rutledge trusts the Opalescence® tooth whitening system.

Your Opalescence® home-whitening kit includes special trays that are customized to fit over your teeth and powerful, prescription-strength whitening gel that is inserted into the tray before you wear it. Dr. Rutledge and her team give you detailed instructions about how long you should wear the tray each day, as well as information on proper gel placement so it will not migrate to your gums.

Opalescence® can provide results after just one night, and within a week you can expect a dramatic improvement, leaving you with a bright, white smile.

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