Teeth Whitening Methods
Today, thanks to all the improvements in cosmetic dentistry, an attractive smile is a possibility for all. With time, our teeth tend to become discolored or stained. This is unavoidable and can be caused by several reasons. Teeth whitening offers a fast, non-invasive method to improve your smile. It is a process that restores the natural color of the teeth or, in many cases, just boosts the color of the teeth beyond its natural shade.
The BriteSmile® teeth whitening system can significantly improve the appearance of dulled or otherwise discolored teeth in a single office visit. The BriteSmile® whitening procedure uses a hydrogen peroxide gel and a specially designed lamp that accelerates the process. The light, which is safe for tooth enamel, skin, gums and other soft tissue, is shaped to illuminate and whiten all upper and lower teeth in the smile line at the same time.Read more about Brite Smile
The Dash whitening system uses a unique 30% hydrogen peroxide formula and does not require mixing, refrigeration or an activating light. Because an activating light can increase postoperative sensitivity, patients who experience dental sensitivity may choose this whitening method.Read more about Dash
EZ White™ Pro uses a patented, light-activated technology and oxygen-rich gel to break away stains quickly and gently. The treatment is administered by your Crossroads Family Dental Care dentist in as little as 30 minutes for a smile that's up to 8 shades brighter.Read more about EZ White®
The KöR whitening system utilizes custom trays and in-office treatments. The custom trays are fitted precisely for your teeth by your dentist at Crossroads Family Dental Care. You can use the trays and professional-strength whitening gel in the comfort and convenience of your own home.Read more about Kor
Laser teeth whitening is administered in a dental office exclusively, and is the most expensive method for whitening. All forms of teeth whitening work by releasing oxygen ions from a tooth whitening gel, which gently lift stains from the teeth. The laser simply lifts the stains faster. Another advantage of the laser is that (depending on the type of laser used) it can more easily be used to bleach one tooth at a time. This is helpful when one tooth is more discolored than the surrounding teeth.Read more about Laser
Opalescence™ is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after a single visit. The safe, powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work, and usually takes only one dental visit to achieve desired results.Read more about Opalescence™
Take Home Trays
What makes over the counter teeth whitening kits so popular is that they can be done at home. These trays are available for both sensitive and non-sensitive teeth. Each teeth whitening kit consists of impression trays and teeth whitening gels. These "take-home trays" are engineered for anyone to use, and come with instructions on how to perform the procedure yourself. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.
These trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time period that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.
How they Work
Custom whitening trays are made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjust when inserted. A small dollop of a gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth.
After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth, and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. It is not recommended to use them for at least another day, after each application.
These whitening trays can be used several times to achieve the desired results. Our dentist can further advice on how many times they should be used in your case.
Venus White® is a take-home whitening kit for custom trays your dentist at Crossroads Family Dental Care creates for you. The trays contain a special whitening gel, which is available in a range of concentrations so that your dentist can devise an effective, customized treatment plan that eliminates stains and brightens your smile while protecting your teeth from uncomfortable sensitivity.Read more about Venus White®
The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening gel and accelerate the bleaching process. The Zoom bleaching process lightens discolored enamel and eliminates stains while leaving the structure of your teeth intact and unchanged.Read more about Zoom!
Sometimes all it takes for a big enhancement in our appearance is a small step. We offer you a great way to enhance your smile and boost your confidence with expert teeth whitening. If you’re a resident of Bullhead City, Arizona, and are looking for any of the above teeth whitening procedures, feel free to contact Crossroads Family Dental Care. You may call us for an appointment or come to our office today. Our staff is here to answer any questions you might have.