School is getting ready to start again so schedule your teeth whitening now so you can flash your pearly whites with confidence. A bright smile is a confident smile. Renew your confidence by ensuring your teeth are healthy and looking their best. Find out about the teeth whitening options we have at Family and Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies that you can benefit from at home or in our office.
Now is the time to schedule your teeth whitening consultation and evaluation in our Fort Collins office. Our team is ready to greet you and talk to you about all your smile goals. Before we actually perform your teeth whitening, we need to make sure your teeth are ready for the process. Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and polished before they are whitened to ensure that the process results are both effective and long-lasting. It is also important to make sure that the periodontal health of your teeth is excellent before introducing any bleaching agents to your tender gums. While teeth whitening agents are completely safe when used appropriately and with the appropriate dosage, they can irritate gums that are already inflamed from plaque or decay. By scheduling your teeth whitening appointment now, you allow yourself enough time to treat pre-existing conditions that may be present before your teeth whitening procedure. Don’t delay! Your smile and mouth will thank you for it!
Teeth whitening remains one of the most economical ways to enhance your smile. According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey, 99.7 percent of adults polled believe a smile is an important social asset. When respondents were asked, “What would you like to improve most about your smile?” The most common response was whiter and brighter teeth.
Certain conditions necessitate a teeth whitening treatment to restore your teeth to their former brilliance and restore your confidence to share our pearly whites more readily. The most common reason patients need their teeth whitened is from normal wear. Eating habits, poor dental hygiene, or a breakdown of the outer layer of your teeth can cause your teeth to turn yellow. Teeth whitening can help return them to their former white color. Other patients need teeth whitening because of medications that they have had to take that leach nutrients out of their teeth and rob them of their normal whiteness. Tetracycline is one such drug that can have this detrimental effect on your teeth and smile. The third most common reason patients need teeth whitening is because of staining from coffee, wine, smoking, or poor dental habits. All of these substances can cause the teeth to not just yellow, but brown. Whitening can help restore the natural white color of the enamel, but the habits that created these conditions need to be addressed for long-term whitening success. Fluorosis is another condition that can cause discoloration of your teeth necessitating a whitening treatment. Fluorosis is most often seen in patients that are in their first 8 years of life and results from having too much fluoride.
There are various ways to whiten your teeth, but the two most common are in-office treatments and the do-it-yourself approach with over-the-counter products. When you make your appointment with one of our dental providers, they will take the time to go over all your treatment options and also discuss what limitation your teeth may face–whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration and involve bleaching agents that, if not used correctly, can damage the enamel of your teeth. Enlist the help of a dentist when deciding to do anything that can alter your smile’s appearance. You want to make sure that you do it right and that you don’t do anything that could harm your beautiful smile.
As a licensed provider of the Sapphire Teeth Whitening System, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies can safely brighten your smile by 8 to 12 shades in just one office visit. Sapphire Teeth Whitening is a fast, safe, and gentle treatment that uses a specially formulated whitening gel and the patented Sapphire Plasma Arc Light to efficiently brighten your teeth. This whitening treatment is the perfect restorative dental solution if:
If you would rather whiten your teeth at home, we can also talk to you about options for at-home teeth whitening. Both methods offer you different benefits that can help take your smile to the next level.
If you’d like to know more about our Sapphire Teeth Whitening treatment or want to explore the best possible solutions for restoring your smile, we can help. Start the new school year off right with a bright, white smile! To make an appointment, call our Fort Collins office today at (970) 223-6101. For your convenience, you can also reach us after regular business hours by submitting a contact or appointment request online using the form below.