Our team of doctors at Family Dentistry & Aesthetics is enthusiastic about providing you with the most progressive care possible. Our services are designed to give you a positive experience at every step—as we heal, restore, and enhance your smile.
We know that your smile is one of the most important ways you present yourself to the world, so our cosmetic dentistry services will bring out your best and brightest smile. One of the most popular services we offer is tooth whitening—a simple and effective treatment that improves the appearance of your teeth by removing stubborn stains that can’t be erased by brushing alone.
Stained teeth are caused by several things, such as food and drinks, tobacco use, and some medications. The most common cause of gradual yellowing of the teeth is continued exposure to pigment-containing food and drink, such coffee, tea, red wine, or dark colored berries, like blueberries and blackberries.
There are many products you can buy to brighten your teeth at home, but the best results always come from the high quality treatments you can only get from dental professionals. You are also less likely to encounter sensitivity with professional treatments, as custom-fitted trays ensure the hydrogen peroxide gels stay on the surface of your teeth and do not spread to the gums.
We offer three types of whitening to fit your schedule, budget, and level of comfort: (1) night-time whitening, (2) daytime whitening, and (3) Zoom! one-hour whitening. All of these systems use prescription strength whitening gels to lighten the color of your teeth, giving you the confidence to share your smile with the world.
To speak to someone about whitening your teeth, call our Fort Wayne, IN, office today at (260) 432-0561 to schedule an appointment with one of our dental professionals.
Night-time whitening allows you to lighten your teeth while you sleep. We will provide you with custom made trays, prescription gel, and detailed instructions to help you get the maximum advantage out of your whitening treatment. One of the benefits of this option is that the trays are worn in the privacy of your own home, and the results take shape gradually, over about two weeks. No one will notice anything other than the fact that you seem to be smiling more than usual—and doesn’t that smile look great!
If night-time treatments don’t sound comfortable to you, or if you fear you may dislodge the trays in your sleep, daytime whitening may be the more appropriate option. The gels in this system are specially formulated to whiten your teeth in only two 30-minute treatments per day. Even the busiest of professionals can usually find two 30-minute intervals of time in which to wear the trays. As with night-time treatments, you will see results surface in approximately two weeks, as your teeth gradually shed the stains that have accumulated over time.
The fastest and most dramatic results come from Zoom! chair-side whitening. This treatment takes only one hour and may whiten your teeth up to 7 shades in just one session. If your goal is optimum results in the shortest period of time, this is the option for you. Unlike the take-home trays, Zoom! uses a special light to activate the gel, giving you amazing results you will see the same day. If you have stubborn stains, or staining caused by tetracycline, this may be the preferred treatment for you. In addition to the one-hour session with the whitening light, Zoom! treatments also includes custom trays and touch-up gel you can use at home to keep your smile its whitest.
Whether you want to see dramatic changes in one day, or subtle whitening over time, we have a treatment to fit your budget, schedule, and goals. If you have any questions about our teeth whitening treatments, please call our Fort Wayne, IN, office today at (260) 432-0561 to speak with one of our dental professionals.