A Smile to Be Proud Of
Why shouldn’t you have a bright, white, and brilliant smile? At Academy Dental Care, we offer a variety of different teeth whitening services to match your preferences and needs. Whether you’re looking for an in-office or at-home teeth whitening solution, you’d be surprised to learn how many options are available to you! So say goodbye to discolored, dull, and stained teeth and start showing off a smile that truly shines!
A smile is happiness that you will find right under your nose. Tom Wilson
Confidence in Your Smile
Have you looked at your teeth in pictures or in the mirror and wonder, I wish I could whiten my teeth but I don’t know how? Or who to go to? Maybe you think it is just too much work. We make teeth whitening easy. Teeth whitening is actually one of the easiest and cost-effective ways to have a better cosmetic smile. The dentists at Academy Dental Care are highly acclaimed and experienced doctors that have created the simplest way for their patients to love the way they smile.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth Whitening is a quick and easy procedure that involves gentle teeth bleaching that can whitening the shade of your teeth. There are a number of options to whiten your teeth. The most popular method that delivers that best results are the combination of at home whitening with an in office KOR treatment. These whitening treatments only work on natural tooth enamel, so it is important to have one of our dentists partner with you to create a plan for any old fillings or crowns. Any other cosmetic treatments will be done after your whitening treatment so they will match your newly bleached teeth. Teeth Whitening is not permanent and a touch up may be needed every several years.
Here are some reasons why teeth whitening may be needed:
- Effects of aging – the natural change in tooth color due to normal wear of outer tooth layer
- Yellow or stained teeth due to oral hygiene
- Stained teeth due to medication – Antibiotics, Antihistamines, and anti-hypertension medication can stain
- Effects of smoking – smoking damages teeth and can impact hygiene that results in more buildup of plaque and the bacteria environment in your mouth
- Diet choices – Whitening can remove stains from some of our beloved foods and drinks like Coffee, Tea, Sodas, Wine, blue berries, beets, popsicles, etc.
- Special occasions – Weddings, class reunions, job interviews, speaking engagements
- Boost self confidence – enhance quality of life by letting you have a more relaxed, comfortable smile
- Non-surgical way to whiten teeth
Why Teeth Whitening Matters
Confidence is a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. For some people this can originate in the way they look. We hear stories from new patients about how they feel when they look at pictures or notice that they are uncomfortable being in front of people. We have noticed through our thousands of interactions with patients that having whiter teeth is the most requested wish when describing what they would like to improve about their smile.
Teeth are in constant contact with substances that enter your mouth. Teeth turn yellow or stain naturally over time as you age and can be accelerated with poor oral hygiene and certain types of medications. The food you eat can also be a factor in tooth staining. Coffee, tea, soda, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar are some examples of foods that can stain your pearly whites. While it is advisable that we don’t eat or drink these substances, we know reality is we can’t cut out all the types of foods we like. What’s better is to brush or swish with water after eating. As we age, these substances can discolor teeth. Luckily, there are several ways to bring back a white smile.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
The stain on your teeth can be either extrinsic or intrinsic. Intrinsic stains can be deep within the dentin of your tooth or in the micro cracks in your teeth. Extrinsic stains are on the surface of your teeth. The ingredients that we use for teeth whitening contain either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Both are whitening agents that penetrate your enamel to get to discolored molecules. Oxygen molecules from those agents react with the stained molecules and break the bonds that hold them together.
To change to the color of your teeth actually requires bleaching your teeth. This can have the effect of changing the color 3 to eight shades lighter. Professional in office bleaching use higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide and a light to change the shade of your dentin. The at home whitening kits contain a lower level of agents but are applied for longer periods of time. Patients see the best results when at home whitening is combined with in office whitening.
Most whitening toothpastes use abrasives to remove surface stains. However, the inner dentin remains the same color and is where you get most of your tooth color. Enamel is translucent and these whitening aids can only change your shade 1 point on the shade scale.
Our Whitening System
We have two systems that can meet your need.
In-Office and at home Whitening
If you’re looking for a long-lasting teeth whitening solution, then let us introduce you to the KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching System! This whitening treatment is the only recognized treatment plan in the world that can whiten tetracycline (dark-stained teeth) that was once thought to be impossible to treat. With periodic at-home maintenance, you can enjoy your permanently whiter teeth, while still continuing to eat and drink items such as coffee, wine, tea, and more! To learn more about your teeth whitening options, give our team at Academy Dental Care a call today! We’d be more than happy to schedule your consultation and start the process of helping you feel more confident with a brighter, whiter smile!
Teeth Whitening System
Would you prefer a teeth whitening treatment that you can perform in the comfort of your own home and on your own time schedule? We’re sure that Opalescence® can accommodate your lifestyle, needs, and budget! With the prescription-strength power of Opalescence®, you can achieve your desired look within one day or up to a week, however, results do vary for each patient. Opalescence® is stronger and more effective than any over-the-counter whitening products you may find. In order to achieve your desired whiteness, using prescription-strength whitening treatments that are customizable, effective, and safe, require assistance from your dentist at Academy Dental Care.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
First impressions – We all make initial decisions based on first impressions. Being proud of your smile can make sure your first impression a memorable one.
Camera ready – Everyone uses a smartphone to capture life’s most precious moments. Make sure you are ready to capture your memories with your new white smile
It makes you more attractive – Subconsciously people are more likely to be attracted to a person who has a friendly face. The smile is one of the top things people remember about each other.
Looking more youthful – a smile is one of the things people associate about youth. Our teeth keep a pretty good history of how we have treated them along with the things we eat and drink. Yellow teeth can make a person look older than they really are
It boosts your self-confidence – a brighter smile means a brighter you! The way we perceive how we look can impact how we feel about ourselves. The teeth whitening process gives a great feel-good factor.
It make you seem friendlier – Smiling with confidence naturally can really boost your likability factor. Release the natural endorphins when you smile to warm your social interactions.
It minimizes the look of wrinkles – A whiter smile can help highlight your smile and minimize wrinkles giving you a more youthful, energetic appearance.
Affordable – teeth whitening is a non-surgical procedure
Hygiene – And most importantly! Your Hygiene Will Benefit – Those who invest in a better smile tend to have better hygiene. When you have something your proud of, maintaining a great smile is more fun to do.