Many people are interested in whitening or brightening their smile. It seems like we receive more questions about bleaching than just about any other topic. At Columbia Orthodontics, PC we offer three different options to meet the needs of our patients:
With this option, impressions are taken and whitening trays are custom made in our on-site lab. Our staff verifies the fit of the trays and demonstrates how to load the tray with whitening agent. Custom whitening trays allow the user to whiten their teeth at their own pace. It also gives the user the ability to touch up the whiteness or brightness of their smile before special occasions. Custom whitening trays are a great option for those who are willing to put in the time to wear them.
Tooth enamel comes in different shades and may change over time. While there are a variety of methods available that can help whiten teeth, they might not all be right for you.
If you’d like to whiten your teeth, the dental professionals at Columbia Orthodontics, PC are more than happy to review all of your options with you. We’ve been helping patients in Salmon Creek, Cascade Park, and Battle Ground, Vancouver, Ridgefield, Brush Prairie, Portland, and the surrounding areas for years get the white smiles they’ve always wanted.
Why aren’t my teeth white?
There are a few different reasons why your teeth are not as white as you’d like. Some causes may be associated with:
Contact with certain foods or drinks
Excess fluoride during tooth development
Despite the reasons for the state of your teeth, with today’s technology, there are many different options to brighten your smile.
How do I take care of my teeth after a whitening treatment?
If you are utilizing a toothpaste or strips, carefully follow the instructions included in the packaging. When being fitted for a dental tray or treated for other in-office whitening procedures, the dental professionals will instruct you on how to take care of your teeth after your treatment. In some cases, your teeth and gums may be sensitive or susceptible after a whitening session. To promote white teeth, avoid stain-causing foods, drinks, and tobacco.
Columbia Orthodontics, PC loves seeing the joy a whiter smile can bring to patients from Salmon Creek, Cascade Park, and Battle Ground, Vancouver, Ridgefield, Brush Prairie, Portland, and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at (360) 883-3800 to schedule an appointment to go over the ways we can bring that joy into your life!