Our dentist and team offer teeth whitening in Lake Oswego, Oregon, to help you regain a gorgeous, bright smile. Professional teeth whitening is among the fastest and most effective ways to enhance the appearance of your teeth, and we will work with you to help you achieve your smile goals. We offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening. Call Boones Ferry Dental at 503-699-6699 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Patrick Morrissey and learn more!
In-Office Teeth Whitening
During this professional teeth whitening treatment, we will apply a whitening gel to your teeth, which serves to lighten yellowing, stains and other discoloration on your enamel. This gel is both strong and safe for use. After the gel has been activated, you can leave the office with a whiter smile! An in-office whitening treatment usually takes less than an hour to complete, and allows you to walk out of our office with a noticeably improved smile.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Take-home teeth whitening is a simple, effective and highly convenient way to improve the appearance of your teeth. When you receive this treatment, our dentist and team will provide you with a custom whitening tray and some whitening gel. Simply place the gel into the tray and then wear them as directed by our dentist. You can wear your trays at whatever time works best for you, day or night. Over the course of several weeks, your teeth will gradually become lighter and whiter.
Is Teeth Whitening A Permanent Solution?
Keep in mind that while professional whitening treatments can dramatically enhance your smile, they are not a permanent solution. You will occasionally need to “touch up” your teeth to maintain their brightness and continue to enjoy a brilliant, white smile. We also recommend that you continue to brush and floss regularly and keep all your regular dental appointments to help maintain your smile.
When Is Teeth Whitening Recommended?
Teeth whitening can help with staining caused by the following:
- Substandard dental hygiene habits
- Certain kinds of food and drinks, such as soda, tea, coffee and wine
- Tobacco use, including smoking
- Specific types of medication
- Fluorosis, which appears as pale white lines on your teeth
During your consultation, our dentist will speak with you about what kind of smile you want to achieve and the types and length of treatment needed to help you with your goal. Contact us today if you have any questions and would like to schedule a consultation. We look forward to being a part of your journey towards an enhanced smile!