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Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

Dr. Keith Kelley offers professional teeth whitening treatments in Troy, MI, for patients who are concerned about the color of their smile and want to achieve more dramatic results than what over-the-counter treatments provide. Teeth whitening treatments can instantly transform your smile as stand-alone procedures or as part of a smile makeover, a comprehensive procedure that can address multiple aesthetic concerns. Teeth whitening is a safe, effective, and non-invasive procedure that can whiten your smile by up to eight shades in one hour. 

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

When your teeth are exposed to dark-colored drinks or foods such as berries, wine, coffee, or tea, they can develop stains that are virtually impossible to remove with proper brushing and flossing alone. Age and tobacco use can also contribute to darkening of the enamel. Teeth whitening treatments use a combination of hydrogen and carbamide peroxide-based solutions to eliminate these stains. A relatively small dose of these chemical compounds is found in over-the-counter treatments, yet they can still cause discomfort. Dentists use a much stronger peroxide level to give you faster results. Meanwhile, professional treatment can minimize or eliminate any discomfort.  

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Teeth whitening can brighten your smile by several shades.

What to Expect during Teeth Whitening

During your initial consultation with Dr. Kelley, you will explain your goals for your smile and decide if teeth whitening alone can help you best achieve your desired outcome. Prior to beginning the treatment, we will conduct a shade analysis of your smile. This analysis matches the shade of your teeth to a spectrum, which helps Dr. Kelley to formulate your treatment. In order to increase the effectiveness of the whitening treatment, one of our skilled team members will conduct a thorough cleaning and remove any debris that could impede the whitening agent. 

Dentists use a much stronger whitening formula to give you faster results than over-the-counter solutions. Meanwhile, professional treatment can minimize or eliminate any discomfort.

Once your teeth are clean and prepared, we will begin the whitening process. We use Zoom!® whitening treatment. Over the course of the next hour, we will apply three rounds of whitening gel to your teeth. During each round, a special light is used to intensify the effects of the bleaching formula. 

Maintaining Your Newly Brightened Smile  

Following treatment, we recommend practicing good oral hygiene and refraining from foods that might reintroduce stains. Depending on your goals, we may also create a take-home whitening kit for you which will include customized trays used to apply whitening gel. We will instruct you on how to use this treatment safely and effectively.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening 

If you typically hide your smile because you are concerned about yellowing or stains, teeth whitening can help you achieve a brighter smile, improving your confidence and complementing your entire appearance. Teeth whitening is a non-invasive and efficient treatment that can provide a powerful complement to other cosmetic procedures. Patients who undergo teeth whitening are able to return to normal activities immediately following their treatment.  

Schedule a Whitening Consultation 

If you want a brighter smile, teeth whitening can give you fast, safe results with little or no discomfort. Call our office at (248) 918-0594 or contact us online to find out more about this and other cosmetic procedures we provide.  

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