Whitening

The perfect smile does exist! With a little help and expertise from your talented and skilled dentists at our office, we can transform your smile. We can perform deep cleanings and checkups, straighten crooked teeth, fill in any chips or cracks, and provide dental prosthetics where necessary. The final step for the perfect smile is teeth whitening.

Having brighter, whiter teeth will do wonders for your smile and your confidence. We are committed to helping you achieve your whitest smile yet through our teeth whitening treatment.

How Does Teeth Whitening work?

Your teeth are porous, meaning they are full of little holes. These holes make it easy for certain materials to heavily stain or yellow teeth. Nearly all of these materials are things we might consume as food, such as:

  • Tea.
  • Tomato-based Sauces.
  • Red Wine.
  • Curry.
  • Coffee.
  • Fruit Juices.
  • Cola.
  • Berries.

Smoking can also cause teeth to prematurely turn yellow and become stained. In addition, it’s common for teeth to yellow with age. Teeth whitening can make a big difference in teeth that are stained prematurely by the foods and drinks you consume or teeth that are yellowed with age.

Teeth whitening uses a bleach or whitening agent that penetrates past the hard layer of enamel protecting your teeth down into the area where the discolored molecules are. The agent then breaks the bonds holding the discolored molecules together. This process of breaking the molecules leaves teeth whiter in appearance.

Teeth Whitening at Hollywood Family Dentistry

At our Oregon office, we offer take-home Opalescence teeth whitening kits. This method of whitening is easy for the busy parent or teen who doesn’t have time to come in for a scheduled appointment. Our take-home kits make it convenient and easy to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home.

Learn More about Getting a Shining Smile from Your Own Home

Further questions about teeth whitening with our friendly dental professionals? Give us a call today!

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