First, teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments, so it’s a great way to get started, even if you have a tight budget. Teeth whitening is also totally non-invasive. There’s no need for any drilling or needles.
Teeth whitening also offers spectacular results. You can completely transform your teeth, boost your self-confidence, and feel great about your smile once again. Get in touch today, and see if teeth whitening in Leavenworth from The Smile Centré is right for you.
We offer take-home teeth whitening at The Smile Centre. In this method of teeth whitening, you’ll visit our office, and Dr. Kirwan will build a set of reusable whitening trays that will fit over your teeth perfectly. Then, you’ll come back to pick them up, and to get a set of chemical whitening products.
Next, you’ll whiten your teeth at home for about an hour a day. Most patients see the best results within 2-3 weeks. With take-home teeth whitening, you can get professional-grade results on your own schedule, and you can spend less time in the dentist’s chair.
We also offer in-office UV whitening with Zoom. UV whitening uses a special UV light that helps “activate” the chemicals that whiten your teeth. With in-office Zoom whitening, you can transform your smile, and whiten it by 5-10 shades in a single appointment.
This makes in-office whitening a great option if you want fast results for a wedding, a business event, or any other special occasion. However, UV whitening with Zoom can cause a bit more tooth sensitivity compared to take-home whitening.
To begin the Zoom whitening process, Dr. Kirwan will clean your teeth. Then, she will apply a special protectant to your gums, and separate your lips and tongue from your teeth with dental retractors.
Next, Dr. Kirwan will apply a powerful chemical whitener and shine our Zoom UV whitening lamp on your teeth. This activates the peroxide whitener molecules. After a few minutes, she will rinse away the whitener, then repeat this process until your desired level of brightness has been reached.
Most patients can get treated in one visit, though some severe stains may require multiple Zoom treatments. After your visit, Dr. Kirwan will send you home to enjoy your newly-brightened smile, and she will give you some instructions on how to care for your teeth, and how to deal with post-whitening sensitivity.
Most patients will see maximum results for between 1-2 years. If the brightness of your smile begins to fade, you can always get a touch-up treatment from Dr. Kirwan at The Smile Centré. To prolong your results, you should also make sure you maintain good oral hygiene, and see your Leavenworth dentist for a checkup every six months.
Avoiding staining beverages like coffee, wine, and tea can also help reduce stain buildup, as can quitting smoking, vaping, and tobacco use. You may also want to consider using ADA-accepted whitening toothpaste and mouthwash as part of your oral hygiene routine, as these can help reduce the buildup of stains.