Teeth Whitening

teeth-whitening

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FREE Custom Trays and Whitening Gel, Plus FREE Refills FOR LIFE

Eligibility Requirements: (the fine print)

  • It is a non-transferrable offer.  It is only for the patient.  Not for resale.  Just for you.
  • You don't have to bring a coupon in.  It's automatic.
  • Current patients must have a zero account balance to take advantage of this offer.
  • New patients must have a Comprehensive Exam, necessary digital x-rays, appropriate cleaning service and treatment of dental disease (if any present) done in our office and have a zero account balance to take advantage of this offer.
  • To be eligible for the "FREE Whitening Refills FOR LIFE" portion of the deal, the patient must also participate in regular care in our office.
  • A pre-determined amount of whitening refill tubes will be offered to the patient at each regular care hygiene appointment (typically every 6 months)
  • Regular care is defined by the dentist and includes:
  •    Periodic exams (2/year) 
  •    Cleanings (2-4/year depending on presence or absence of gum disease)
  •    X-rays (usually once/year)
  •    And treatment of any dental disease discovered by the dentist (hopefully none/year).
  • This offer applies to all eligible patients. Inquire with practice to determine your eligibility.

As a preferred provider with many dental insurance plans, we have some of the most affordable fees in this area for treatment of dental disease just in case treatment does become necessary.  And we provide that treatment  in a comfortable private office setting without compromising quality of care or quality of materials used.

Plus, in our office, there are usually no out-of-pocket costs for preventative care for patients with dental insurance.  Preventative care includes treatments like routine cleanings, x-rays, and exams.

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 8am - 5pm

Affordable Fees.  Preferred Provider Many Insurances.  High Quality Care.

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Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours.

Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and regular cleanings at the dentist's office. However, if you decide you would like to go beyond regular care to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your options.

Finding the Best Treatment for You

Schedule a visit with your dentist to learn whether whitening procedures would be effective for you. Whiteners do not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellowish teeth will probably bleach well, brownish teeth may bleach less well, and grayish teeth may not bleach well at all. Likewise, whitening may not enhance your smile if you have had tooth-colored fillings or crowns. The whitener will not affect the color of these materials and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you do have other options, such as porcelain veneers.

Tooth Whitening Treatments

  • At-home whitening using custom trays made by your dentist
  • At-home whitening system purchased over the counter at a retail store
  • Whitening toothpaste

At-Home Whitening

There are several types of products available for use at home which can either be dispensed by your doctor or purchased over the counter. They are generally teeth whitening trays (mouthguards), strips, or paint-on products.

Teeth Whitening Trays

These products contain peroxide(s) which actually bleach the tooth enamel. Carbamide peroxide is the bleaching agent and comes in several different concentrations (10%, 16%, and 22%). Peroxide-containing whiteners typically come in a gel and are placed in a mouthguard. Regimens vary and are outlined on package inserts that accompany the product.

If you obtain the bleaching solution from your dentist's office, they can make a custom-fitted mouthguard for you that will fit your teeth precisely. 

Teeth Whitening Strips

Teeth whitening strips are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide bleaching on one side. Whitening strip kits come with two types of strips: strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. The bleaching agent is applied by placing the strips across your teeth and gently pressing the strips into place to ensure contact with all your teeth. Teeth whitening strips are typically worn for 30 minutes a day, twice a day. The duration of treatment will vary.

Paint-On Teeth Whitening

Paint-on teeth whitening allows you to apply a bleaching agent directly to your teeth without an appliance or strip. You simply "paint" the whitener onto the surface of clean, dry teeth and wait about 30 minutes while the paint turns to a dry film. To remove this film, you simply brush your teeth with a toothbrush. Paint-on whitening products require twice-daily applications to be effective. The duration of treatment will vary. An advantage in this process is that you can selectively paint individual teeth.

Teeth whitening can have minor side effects and you should speak with your dentist if these become bothersome. For example, teeth can become sensitive during the period when you are using the bleaching solution. In most cases, this sensitivity is temporary and should lessen once the treatment is finished. Some people also experience soft tissue irritation, either from a tray that doesn't fit properly or from solution that may come in contact with the tissues. If you have concerns about such side effects, you should discuss them with the dentist.

Whitening Toothpaste

All toothpastes help remove surface stain from your teeth through the action of mild abrasives. "Whitening" toothpastes in the ADA Seal of Acceptance program have special chemical or polishing agents that provide additional stain removal effectiveness. Unlike bleaches, these ADA Accepted products do not alter the intrinsic color of teeth.

 

If you are interested in learning more about teeth whitening or to setup your first appointment with Dr. Gifford, your experienced Portland OR dentist, contact our office today!