Achieve a Bright, Brilliant Smile with Teeth Whitening
For smiles affected by staining and discoloration, teeth whitening offers an easy and affordable way to achieve a brighter, more beautiful smile. When properly supervised by a dentist, whitening treatments are safe and can provide dramatic results. At Gila Ridge Dental in Yuma, AZ, we offer two types of teeth whitening. You can whiten your smile at home with one of our customized take-home kits or receive an in-office treatment from a member of our dental team. Drs. Stephen S. Garner, Thor G. Thorson, and Jason R. Boeskin can perform teeth whitening as a stand-alone treatment or as part of a personalized smile makeover plan for more dramatic results.
Is Whitening Right for Me?
Teeth whitening is a safe procedure that can benefit most patients with stained or yellowed teeth. However, if you have extreme dental sensitivity, teeth whitening may not be right for you. Meanwhile, whitening is not effective for deep intrinsic stains that affect the inner layers of teeth. Your dentist may recommend an alternative treatment to teeth whitening, such as porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
When properly supervised by a dentist, whitening treatments are safe and can provide dramatic results.
If you already have veneers or a dental crown, it is important to note that these restorations do not react to bleaching agents. Instead, we can replace existing restorations with new ones which will complement your whitening results. You will sit down with a member of our dental team and discuss your options so you can choose the best way to achieve the smile you want.
During in-office whitening, your teeth will be coated with a powerful whitening gel. Next, a special light is used to intensify the effects of the beach. After 15 minutes, the whitening agent is removed, and this process is repeated two more times. You will be able to tell an immediate difference after treatment.
Whiten Your Teeth at Home
For a more gradual approach, we also provide take-home whitening kits with customized whitening trays. We will first take impressions of your teeth and send the information to our lab to craft the trays. Once they are complete, you can take the trays and gel home. Patients fill the trays with the whitening gel and wear them each day for a prescribed amount of time. This treatment can eliminate mild to moderate stains in about two weeks.
Once you have achieved the level of whitening you desire, you can maintain your results by:
- Attending six-month checkups
- Brushing twice and flossing at least once each day
- Drinking through a straw
- Brushing or rinsing after meals
- Avoiding tobacco
- Avoiding or limiting foods such as coffee, red wine, mustard, and marinara sauce
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Teeth become stained due to certain foods, medications, the natural aging process, and other factors. However, you can rejuvenate your smile quickly and easily with a teeth whitening treatment at Gila Ridge Dental. Contact our office online or call (928) 317-1900 to speak to a member of our team today.
“Gila Ridge Dental is amazing! The staff is exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Dr. Garner is a wonderful dentist. He spends lots of time with his patients making sure that all questions are answered and everything is explained. My kids love him and can't wait to visit the dentist office!” Rachel