Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Systems from Your Ankeny Cosmetic Dentist

teethwhiteningHow Can Teeth Whitening Improve My Smile?

Years of tobacco use and drinking red wine, grape juice, and that cup of coffee you just can’t get through the morning without can leave your teeth looking yellowish and dull. Discolored teeth negatively affect the quality of your smile, making you look older and in poor health. Teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching, offers a conservative and inexpensive way to remove stains and dramatically brighten your smile.

What is the Teeth Whitening Procedure?

The next time you go in for your regular checkup and cleaning, talk to Dr. Peddicord about a professional teeth whitening system. Once she determines that you make a good candidate for whitening, she will take impressions of your teeth. Dr. Peddicord will send these impressions to the lab where they serve as models for your custom whitening trays. Once the trays return from the lab, you take them home and fill them with the whitening gel and wear them for a proscribed period of time. Some systems can be worn overnight while others are suitable for daytime wear. At Peddicord Family Dental, we take before and after photos to help you appreciate just how dramatically improved your smile looks.

Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

While teeth whitening systems provide great results for some patients, not everyone can use them. Certain types of intrinsic stains, stains originating from within the tooth, do not respond to whitening treatments. If you have extreme discoloration resulting from root canal therapy, excess exposure to fluoride, or tetracycline use, you may want to consider bonding or veneers to improve your smile.

Smile Brighter with Teeth Whitening

Don’t let stains drag your smile down; you can smile brightly again with professional teeth whitening! To schedule an appointment with Dr. Peddicord, call our dental office today at (515) 963-3339. Located in Ankeny, IA, we also serve patients who live in Bondurant, Polk City, Elkhart, Alleman, Cambridge, and all surrounding communities.