For over a decade, teeth whitening has been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures used to make teeth whiter, brighter and more attractive. Our Grand Rapids teeth whitening dentists use professional teeth whitening treatments that are all safe and relatively painless procedures — ideal for most patients.
There are several teeth whitening options available that can remove or reduce the signs of brown and yellow staining. The most effective teeth whitening procedures are available through our Grand Rapids cosmetic dental office. Our Grand Rapids dentist can explain the pros and cons of each treatment and determine the best teeth whitening alternative based on the severity of your staining.
Our professional dentist in Grand Rapids MI offers both in-office whitening and tray whitening. In-office whitening is ideal for patients wanting immediate results. Since the entire procedure takes place in our office in about an hour, it is the perfect choice for busy individuals. This process involves the dentist applying a protective gel to your gums to protect the soft tissue. A special light-activated gel is then applied to your teeth and a special light or laser is used to enhance the action of the agent. Finally, our staff takes impressions of your teeth to create custom trays for at home touch-up, and gives you instructions for keeping your smile bright. The result is dramatically whiter teeth that will last for years.
Tray whitening is a less expensive whitening treatment you can use while in the comfort of your own home to gradually whiten your teeth. This process starts in our office where we will take an impression of your teeth to create a customized clear tray that you will wear to whiten your teeth. Within a few days your trays will be ready to be picked up and we will show you how to apply the special bleaching material to the trays. The whitening gel trays should be worn for 30 to 60 minutes up to twice a day. At the end of this period, you will see maximum whitening results that are nothing short of dazzling. Occasional treatment can be used at your convenience to maintain your new smile.