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Whitening

What is whitening?
The procedure used for making teeth whiter, using dental whitening agents and/or other tooth cleaning measures.

Whom does whitening benefit?
Whitening benefits anyone with unwanted stains caused by food and beverages, tobacco, and normal aging. Virtually all adults believe a smile is an important social asset. The number one requested smile improvement is for whiter and brighter teeth. Many people want whiter teeth because they feel that it will make them look more attractive.

How is it done?
There are three common options:

Option 1: Crest Whitestrips Supreme

Crest makes a variety of Whitestrips in different strengths. We sell Whitestrips Supreme because they are more effective than the regular Crest Whitestrips sold in retail stores. These are only available through a dentist office. Not everyone is a good candidate for Crest Whitestrips, so you should have a thorough dental examination to determine what type of whitening make sense for you.

Option 2: Custom Made Whitening Trays
Custom made whitening trays are specially made for each person’s individual mouth by making molds of your teeth. The molds are used to fabricate plaster models of your teeth. These models are used to fabricate the whitening trays so that they fit your teeth just right. You are provided with a special dental grade whitening gel to take home that will remove stains and create a whiter, brighter smile. This is our preferred technique for whitening teeth.
Option 3: In-Office Bleaching
We have not yet found an in-office system that we are enthusiastic about using. Because many in-office systems recommend custom made whitening trays for maximum effectiveness, the trays alone are our preferred method of whitening. This is a rapidly changing area of cosmetic dentistry, and the possibility exists that we may offer in-office whitening as technologies progress.

 
3303 Grand Ridge Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone: 616-363-3821