Get Whiter Teeth: Which Teeth Whitening Treatment Is Right for You?

September 1, 2020 Grandville Dental Health Center

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Interested in a whiter, brighter smile? Teeth whitening is a safe, common dental procedure that can deliver impressive results. At Grandville Dental Health Center, we offer multiple treatment options for teeth whitening so our patients can choose the one that best meets their needs.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

In-office Zoom! teeth whitening is one of our most popular services. It’s also one of the fastest ways to get a brighter, whiter smile.

Zoom! whitening lightens your teeth by several shades in less than an hour. It’s the perfect treatment option for patients with busy schedules who don’t want to deal with the hassle of at-home treatment. 

How It Works

We can whiten your teeth with Zoom! in a single appointment. Before the procedure, we’ll do a professional teeth cleaning to make sure plaque and tartar don’t minimize your results.

During the treatment, our dentists will apply hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth. Then, they’ll use the Zoom! light to activate the gel, removing deep stains and discoloration from your teeth. You can be confident that you’ll leave our office with a noticeably whiter smile. 

At-Home Custom Trays

Want to whiten your teeth on your own schedule? Take control with our at-home custom teeth whitening trays.

Our teeth whitening dentists will create a custom tray with a strong, safe bleaching solution for you to wear at night. Depending on your situation and the strength of the solution, we may instruct you to wear your tray all night or for only an hour at a time.

What About Over-The-Counter Kits?

While it’s true that you can purchase at-home whitening trays over the counter, these do-it-yourself options don’t provide professional-strength whitening solutions. They are also not custom-made for your smile.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers don’t actually whiten your teeth — they simply hide chips, stains, or other minor imperfections behind wafer-thin shells of porcelain. However, the result is basically the same as more traditional teeth whitening treatments: a brighter, whiter smile.

How It Works

Getting porcelain veneers takes two appointments. During your first visit, we will remove a small amount of enamel from the fronts of your teeth. This prevents your teeth from looking overly large or bulky once we apply the veneers.

Next, we’ll take digital impressions of your teeth to send to the lab. We’ll then place temporary veneers on your teeth to protect them until your next appointment.

During your second visit, we will remove your temporary veneers and replace them with your permanent ones that the lab made. Our cosmetic dentists will etch your teeth and use a special cement so your permanent veneers bond strongly to the surface of your teeth.

Why Get Porcelain Veneers?

With more traditional teeth whitening options available, why do some patients choose to get porcelain veneers? There are two main reasons.

First, porcelain veneers not only give you a whiter smile; they also hide any other imperfections, such as chipped, cracked, or crooked teeth. If you would like to address multiple cosmetic issues, then porcelain veneers may be the right choice for you.

Second, teeth whitening products don’t work on all kinds of tooth discoloration. Yellow teeth bleach well, but brown teeth are harder to whiten, and gray or dull teeth may not respond at all to treatment. Depending on what kind of staining you’re dealing with, porcelain veneers may be your best bet for noticeable results.

Don’t Forget to Brush and Floss!

Regardless of which teeth whitening treatment option you choose, don’t forget to continue to brush and floss your teeth. Teeth whitening isn’t a replacement for good oral hygiene. Whether you whiten your teeth or get porcelain veneers, remember to:

Get a Brighter, Whiter Smile

Our Grandville, MI, cosmetic dentists offer multiple teeth whitening treatment options so you can get a brighter, whiter smile. Call Grandville Dental Health Center today at (616) 531-0360, or contact us online to request an appointment.

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