Teeth Whitening An Overview
Looking for a quick and painless smile makeover?
Teeth whitening can take years off of your smile in as little as a couple of weeks with a custom take-home kit. Dr. O’Malley offers professional teeth whitening that is safe, convenient and will boost your smile confidence.
There is a wide range of over the counter teeth whitening options, but a custom professional kit available at O’Malley Dental can offer far superior results. We provide bleaching trays that fit over your teeth. Used daily, they can whiten your smile, erase tooth stains and discoloration.
Tooth discoloration can affect anyone, no matter how well you take care of your teeth. It can be from years of neglect, natural occurrences like white spots, or as simple as an aging smile. No matter the cause, O’Malley Dental in Simpsonville can upgrade your smile.
Dr. O’Malley will work with you to ensure that your whitening treatment will be safe and effective for your unique smile. During your visit, Dr. O’Malley will evaluate the cause of your tooth stains or discoloration. He will offer alternative treatment options if it is determined that your discoloration is resistant to bleaching products.
There are alternative cosmetic dental treatments that can whiten your teeth with more permanent results. These can include porcelain veneers, tooth bonding and dental crowns. Discussing your cosmetic goals with Dr. O’Malley can help us make the right recommendations. Choosing O’Malley Dental for your tooth whitening needs is the right choice.
Teeth Whitening What to Expect
Dr. O’Malley offers convenient take-home teeth whitening kits. These kits come with custom-fit bleaching trays and tested products. We recommend completing a routine dental cleaning and exam prior to taking home a teeth whitening kit.
The Teeth Whitening Process
The process begins with an initial consultation to determine if at-home teeth whitening is right for you. If you are a good candidate, we will take impressions of your teeth and bite pattern. These impressions will be used to craft your custom trays. We create each tray from scratch with your impressions to ensure that the bleaching products will be applied evenly across tooth surfaces. This will also help avoid irritating your gums and soft mouth tissue with the trays. Once the trays are crafted, you will return to try them on. If they fit snuggly and without issue, you will be given your teeth whitening kit to take home.
Dr. O’Malley will provide instructions on how long to wear the bleaching trays each day. Most patients are instructed to use the trays for about two weeks, with periodic touch ups as needed. Avoiding dark beverages such as teas, coffee and red wine can help maintain your fresh new smile.