Common causes of tooth discoloration include drinking dark beverages-coffee, cola, and tea, smoking, medications, and aging. Dr. Hagley offers a solution to remove yellowish build-up to restore your smile’s youthful glow. After a consultation, he can determine which method is most appropriate for your smile.
Unlike unproven and ineffective over-the-counter whitening strips and pastes, professional take-home whitening yields highly effective results. In just two to three weeks (depending on your needs), your teeth can lighten up to eight shades.
With take-home whitening, Dr. Hagley’s staff will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth. From these impressions, our clinical staff makes custom-fitted teeth whitening appliances. The appliances, which are fitted for maximum comfort, are clear and very hard to detect. Our staff then gives you a professional whitening system for use with the appliance and personalized instructions. You and Dr. Hagley will plan a homecare regimen in order to keep your smile looking good for a lifetime!
Common Questions About Teeth Whitening
Is teeth whitening right for me?
Professional teeth bleaching or whitening will lighten the color of teeth, whether your stains are caused by aging, coffee tea or tobacco. Its brightening effects can last up to five years, depending on your personal habits. With a 90% success rate, teeth whitening has proven tough on stains and gentle on teeth. Results vary depending on the reason for the staining, and bleaching will not lighten fillings or artificial materials such as crowns, porcelain veneers, and fillings etc. You may be discouraged from bleaching treatment if you have sensitive teeth, periodontal disease, worn enamel, or if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Research over the last five years has proven bleaching to be both safe and effective. The American Dental Association has given its approval to a wide range of whitening products. Generally, sensitivity to hot and cold foods is the only side-effect of treatment and will normally disappear within 48 hours.
Your Search for a Grand Rapids Dentist is Over!
Call today and reserve your appointment with Dr. Mike Hagley at our Grand Rapids dental office, we practice comprehensive dentistry for families in the Hibbing, Nashwauk, Deer River, and greater Itasca County areas. We look forward to helping you achieve a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles.