We Can Whiten and Brighten Your Smile
At Complete Health Dentistry of Portland, we offer a variety of general and cosmetic dental treatments to patients of all ages, including teeth whitening.
If aging and yellowing teeth are one of your biggest aesthetic concerns, we are excited to help you achieve whiter, brighter smiles with what is considered the safest and effective method available today. With today’s technology, you can change the appearance of your teeth with minimal time in our office.
While we can polish off external (enamel) stains such as from coffee, tea, and tobacco, the biggest factor leading to teeth darkening is something we cannot control: aging. As we grow older, the internal layer (dentin) or our tooth structure darkens and causing our bright smile to fade.
Fortunately, Dr. Dowsett can reverse this process with teeth whitening! Take a look at the results of some of our patients:
This non-invasive treatment is fast, long-lasting, and beautiful—it wipes away the years. At your cleaning appointment, we can capture molds to create effective custom-fitted whitening “trays” that you can wear at night. The whitening agent you will use inside the tray is a carbamide peroxide-based gel. It is considered state-of-the-art, safe, and super effective. We will provide you with the care instructions you’ll need to get the best results possible.
IS TEETH WHITENING SAFE?
The short answer, yes! Professional teeth whitening is safe. However, be cautious about over-the-counter teeth whitening agents that promise to provide results, only to leave you disappointed and having wasted your time and money.
WHY CHOOSE PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING?
Teeth whitening is not a one-size-fits-all, which is why professional whitening by the dentist provides you with the best, long-last results in a safe manner. Professional teeth whitening can whiten your teeth up to six times whiter. Store brands simply cannot provide these results.
HOW CAN I PROLONG MY RESULTS?
- Decrease your intake of coffee, tea, and red wine
- Avoid sports drinks and sodas
- Minimize your intake of sugary snacks
- Only brush with a mildly abrasive toothpaste
- Get professional cleanings twice a year
If you desire longer-lasting results, we can recommend other options, including porcelain veneers. During your initial consultation, we will discuss all of your options to help you determine which one will best meet your needs. Because the process is gradual and takes between one to five weeks, you can lighten until you (and Dr. Dave) are happy with the results.