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Teeth Whitening
Tigard, OR

At Lisa Gitelson, DMD we believe in offering our patients as many great service options as we can. Cosmetic dental services are some of the most popular dental services today, and of those cosmetic procedures, teeth whitening is the most popular. Teeth whitening allows for the most drastic improvement in your smile. When you get your teeth whitened at Lisa Gitelson, DMD, your co-workers and friends will notice that “ something looks different about you” right away.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Ever wonder how teeth whitening works? with the application of peroxide to remove the extrinsic stains, stains on the outer later of the tooth enamel. Teeh whitening can be done in our office or with at home whitening kits.

Reasons to Whiten Your Teeth

Some of the most popular that our patients whiten their teeth are:
•  Fluorosis or medication induced staining
•  Staining of your teeth due to coffee, wine, or berries
•  Yellowing teeth
•  Tobacco use resulting in tar stains
•  Trauma that results in a tooth changing color

What it all tends to boil down to is improving the aesthetic of your smile. When you feel confident about how great your smile looks, you will smile a whole lot more! When you smile more, life tends to become more positive and fun.

Are over-the-counter solutions worth it?

Take a walk down the oral health aisle at any grocery store today, and you will have a hard time choosing toothpaste without some form of teeth whitening included in the product. Why is teeth whitening so prevalent in dental health products now? Because everyone wants to believe that a three dollar tube of toothpaste will have a dramatic impact on the beauty of their smile. However, do these products do what they say? For the most part, the answer is no.

Over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions tend to make big promises that they usually can’t deliver on. The problem with OTC solutions is that they have a very small amount of whitening solution because of health restrictions. Most whitening toothpaste, for example, may only whiten teeth by a shade or two over the course of several months. In some cases, people can stain their teeth at the same rate that these toothpastes whiten them.

Professional Teeth Whitening

We offer at-home teeth whitening, which requires two visits to our office and offers stellar results. During the first appointment, we will take an impression of your teeth which we will use to craft a tray for the whitening solution.

When you come in for your second appointment, we will have the tray ready for you to try on. We will check to make sure the tray fits properly and make any adjustments that are needed. You are free to wear the trays twice a day for a few hours at a time or wear them overnight. How long you wear them will depend on how much you want to whiten your teeth. You can expect some sensitivity in your teeth following whitening treatments – this is normal and will gradually lessen over time.

Please call us today at (503) 985-8945 to schedule your appointment. Remember that we recommend coming in for a professional cleaning and examination at least once every six months so that we can stay on top of your oral health.

Payment Plans Available (OAC)
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Lisa Gitelson, DMD
14300 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR 97224
(503) 985-8945
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