Do you have stained or discolored teeth? Try professional tooth whitening treatment.
Teeth whitening treatment brightens teeth, improves tooth health, and is long-lasting. Whitening teeth also reverses the effects of aging on teeth and can help improve your confidence. Having a brighter smile often motivates people to maintain their smile with brushing and flossing as well as regular dental checkups. Dr. Paul Cavanaugh is a Colorado Springs, Colorado dentist that provides take-home teeth whitening for patients’ convenience. Learn more about what this cosmetic dental treatment entails as well as the answers to common questions about teeth whitening below.
Teeth Whitening Treatment
For your convenience, we also offer teeth whitening that you can do at home. The professional whitening system includes a custom fit bleaching tray and special bleaching gel. Dr. Cavanaugh will take impressions of your teeth to create a custom bleaching tray. These trays will fit perfectly against your teeth for minimal sensitivity and even whitening of the teeth. The trays with the special bleaching gel should be worn every day for a set amount of time for up to 6 weeks. Dr. Cavanaugh will give you instructions based on your personal goals and the amount of bleaching that will be needed to reach that goal. Your brighter smile will appear gradually.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about professional tooth whitening treatment below:
Is the teeth whitening procedure safe?
Professional teeth whitening by a licensed dentist is completely safe for you and for your teeth. Children who are under the age of 13 should avoid tooth whitening because their teeth are still forming. Pregnant or lactating women should also avoid tooth whitening procedures because the calcium in their teeth may be weakened by their pregnancy. Other adult patients can approach tooth whitening as a safe and effective way to erase years of damage and staining from their teeth.
Are store-bought whitening kits or teeth whitening at the dentist better?
Over-the-counter tooth whiteners advertise that they can create whiter teeth quickly and easily. The truth is that whitening strips, toothpaste, and gels whiten your teeth very slowly. They cannot provide the same quality of brightness that you would experience from having your teeth whitened by a professional dentist. Some over-the-counter products actually contain chemicals that can cause damage to your teeth and gums. If you are really interested in having your teeth whitened, it is best to visit a dentist and receive a professionally crafted treatment plan.
Is teeth whitening covered by insurance?
Most dental insurance providers do not see this procedure as necessary for your dental health. It’s best to contact your specific provider to see if they can cover part of the cost.
Schedule an Appointment
Call Dr. Cavanaugh’s Colorado Springs office for teeth whitening treatment at 719-204-1602. You may also request a consultation with our dentists on our website. If you have any further questions about professional take-home teeth whitening treatment, feel free to ask a member of our staff. They would be happy to assist you.