When you watch an old movie, have you ever noticed that the actors’ teeth look dingy? You may find your eyes drawn to a famous old star’s less-than-camera-ready smile and wonder why it looks so unattractive. Most likely, you are seeing what teeth looked like before the days of teeth whitening.
Today we are used to seeing brighter, whiter smiles – and we like what we see. So if you’ve been checking your teeth in the mirror lately and thinking your smile looks a bit faded, there’s something you can do about it that even Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable could not.
Teeth whitening procedures have been around for about 25 years, and these methods for achieving a more vibrant smile have steadily improved. At our office we offer a couple of options for teeth whitening, both designed to give you a movie star smile.
Here’s a brief look at what we offer:
Laser Whitening with Gel – “I can’t wait for whiter teeth!”
Dr. Barney uses a specially formulated gel and a laser activated treatment that can lighten your smile up to eight shades. This process is for our patients who want to see results in a hurry. The process takes about an hour, and is not only fast and effective, but also safe.
Custom Trays with Gel — “I want to whiten in the comfort of my own home.”
Dr. Barney offers an at-home bleaching option that can lighten your tenth, just more gradually. To use our Opalescence take-home teeth bleaching system, we first take impressions of your teeth in order to make your custom bleaching trays. You then wear the gel-filled trays daily for ten days to two weeks. If you choose, your whiter teeth can happen while you sleep.
Teeth whitening is a popular procedure, that when combined with good dental care, can you give you the bright healthy smile we all appreciate. But you may still have more questions before you decide if it’s the right choice for you.
So call us today to schedule an appointment, (304) 754-8803.