Teeth whitening has become more and more commonplace amongst contemporary adults. Now that dentists provide safe whitening treatments that can be performed in the privacy of one’s home, teeth whitening is no longer an implausible idea but an easy option for enhancing a smile. Your family dentists Dr. Allen and Dr. Neumann provide an effective teeth whitening option from their comfortable Pella office.
Q: What kind of teeth whitening treatment do Dr. Allen and Dr. Neumann offer?
A: Your Pella dentists provide a take-home whitening system that revitalizes your smile in two weeks. Dr. Allen and Dr. Neumann will fit you for a custom mouth tray that you fill with strong bleaching gel. Simply wear the tray for one to two hours every night for about two weeks, and you will have brighter, more youthful, attractive teeth. If you would like to touch it up, simply repeat the process at your convenience.
Q: Are there negative side effects from bleaching my teeth?
A: At-home whitening is less likely to cause tooth sensitivity compared to in-office whitening treatments. If you experience tooth sensitivity, call our office and Dr. Allen and Dr. Neumann will give you suggestions for how to resolve this. They may suggest reducing the amount of time that you wear the trays or taking a short break from whitening to give your teeth time to acclimate to the bleaching agent.
Q: Is whitening safe for everyone?
A: Dr. Allen and Dr. Neumann will examine your teeth and overall oral health before suggesting teeth whitening. For some patients, it is not recommended. For example, patients that are under 16 years of age or who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not good candidates for teeth bleaching. Patients with existing cavities should first seek treatment for their cavities before whitening their teeth. If not, the whitening gel could leak into the decayed area or the inner chambers of the tooth and cause tooth sensitivity. Individuals who possess an allergy to peroxide should not undergo whitening. Also, Dr. Allen and Dr. Neumann will inform the patient that teeth bleaching will not affect dental restorations such as dental crowns, porcelain veneers, or bridges. This may cause uneven whitening because some of the teeth will be lightened while others will not.
About your Pella Dentists
Dr. Jeffrey F. Allen DDS and Dr. Denise Neumann have provided comfortable dental care to patients of all ages since 1996. Their services include gum disease treatment, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign. Call (641) 628-1121 today to schedule a check up or cleaning, cosmetic consultation, or second-opinion visit. We are located on the west side of the historic town square in Pella, IA. Please see the map for directions.