Welcome to Portland, Oregon, home of incredible micro-roasted coffee, world-class Pinot Noir wines, and stained teeth!
Yes, it’s true. Many of the finer things in life that we enjoy can make our smiles appear much darker than they really are. Unfortunately, stained teeth can make you self-conscious and lower your self-esteem.
Luckily, thanks to the cosmetic dentistry team at Blodgett Dental Care in Portland, OR, you don’t have to live with stained teeth. We can help you achieve the beautiful, white smile you’ve always wanted using safe, pain-free whitening treatments.
Why Whiten Your Teeth?
It’s important to remember that as we age our teeth darken naturally. And maybe you love coffee, black tea, red wine, or other highly pigmented foods. Whatever the cause, stained and yellowed teeth can prematurely age your appearance and make you self-conscious about smiling.
But it doesn’t have to be that way!
At Blodgett Dental Care, our cosmetic dentistry team can help you choose the best way to achieve a brighter, whiter smile.
Let’s look at a few of the teeth whitening options we discuss with our cosmetic dentistry patients, as well as the advantages and drawbacks of each.
Over the Counter Teeth Whitening Systems
You’ve watched advertisements for them on television or seen them in the drugstore. Over the counter teeth whitening systems like Crest White Strips are relatively inexpensive, making them a popular teeth whitening product.
However, they’re not a great choice for everyone. For most people, they’re a very temporary solution that doesn’t live up to the hype. Often, you’ll end up buying them again and again, just to achieve mediocre results.
If you have perfectly straight teeth already, these strips may work for you. But if you’re like most people and have irregularities in your smile, these flat strips won’t lighten the surfaces of your teeth that they don’t touch.
This can lead to uneven and unnatural results.
Custom At-Home Whitening Trays
If you have the patience to whiten your teeth at home, custom-made at-home whitening trays can be a wonderful solution for whitening your smile.
Unlike one-size-fits-all over-the-counter solutions, at-home trays are custom-made to fit your mouth. High-quality at-home trays, like those from Blodgett Dental Care, will have a well built into each tooth to hold the whitening gel. This keeps the gel on your teeth and away from your gums!
Additionally, custom-made trays can be used indefinitely so they can be a very cost-effective solution!
The downside to at-home tooth whitening is that it requires upkeep. You may have to be patient and treat your teeth for many nights in a row to reach the whiteness you desire.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
The fastest path to whiter teeth is an in-office tooth whitening procedure from the cosmetic dental team at Blodgett Dental Care.
We use a laser or light-accelerator to stimulate the activity of whitening gel. This greatly speeds the process of whitening, achieving great results in just minutes!
Whether you want to feel better about showing off your smile or want to look just right for a special occasion, consider in-office teeth whitening for the quickest way to a whiter smile!
No-prep veneers are the best option if you desire a permanent change to the whiteness of your smile. One of the disadvantages to gel-based whitening systems is that they require regular maintenance and re-application to keep your teeth white.
With no-prep veneers like Durathin veneers or Lumineers, you’ll never have to use a tooth whitening product again! Although veneers are generally a greater investment than whitening, the predictability and longevity of the end result often justifies the investment.
But don’t confuse the no-prep veneers offered at Blodgett Dental Care with the traditional veneers offered by many other cosmetic dentists. Traditional veneers require you to grind away healthy tooth structures and are irreversible. A white smile isn’t worth the drawbacks of traditional veneers.
Our ultra-thin porcelain no-prep veneers don’t damage your existing healthy teeth and can be removed at any time. They’re a great choice for whitening your teeth without damaging them.
If a permanently whiter smile is what you are after, then no-prep veneers are likely the best solution for you!
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you’re interested in learning more about your tooth whitening options, schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentistry team today.
We’ll talk to you about your goals, and how we can help you achieve the beautifully white smile of your dreams.
Are you ready to learn more about your teeth whitening options?
Call Blodgett Dental Care at (503) 285-3620 to schedule your consultation today!