Professional Teeth Whitening

Wedgewood Dental

Linda K. Westmoreland , DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Rolla, MO & Salem, MO

One of the most affordable and easiest ways to improve your smile is with teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening, administered by Linda K. Westmoreland, DDS, and the dental professionals at Wedgewood Dental, offers a convenient way to achieve a noticeably brighter smile. The team at Wedgewood Dental in Rolla, Missouri, can conveniently whiten your teeth in a matter of hours. If you’re curious about teeth whitening, call or schedule a consultation online.

Professional Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes yellow teeth?

A variety of factors lead to your teeth turning yellow. Certain medications, age, and the things you drink and eat can all contribute. Surface stains on the enamel of your teeth from drinks like tea, coffee, and red wine can make your teeth appear yellowish. Big contributors also include tobacco and smoking.

Eventually, the surface stains can get even more challenging to get rid of because they soak deep into the enamel of your tooth to the dentin.

Are you sure teeth whitening isn't dangerous?

Yes. Teeth whitening is not harmful if you comply with product directions and guidelines. Wedgewood Dental offers professional whitening treatments for safe, reliable results. You can choose to have your teeth whitened in just one visit or gradually with a take-home whitening kit.

In both cases, the whitening solution is completely safe to put on your teeth and in your mouth. Note that the bleaching agents may cause some non-permanent gum and tooth sensitivity, but this is the only discomfort you might feel.

What can you expect from the in-office whitening procedure?

The in-office teeth-whitening process is simple and can potentially make your teeth up to eight shades brighter in just one visit.* During your visit, a professional Wedgewood Dental team member will fit lower and upper dental trays in your mouth. The trays hold the bleaching solution.

Your practitioner will then cover your lips and gums to protect them from the powerful whitening solution. The trays are filled with the whitening gel and a unique LED lamp is positioned over your teeth. The light and bleach work in unison to whiten your teeth as you sit back and relax. This occurs with three 15-minute treatments in a single visit.

Between treatments, you wait comfortably, and after the last bleaching treatment, your dental expert covers your teeth in a post-treatment gel to reduce any sensitivity you might have after the whitening. That’s it. In about two hours, you have whiter teeth and a dazzling smile.

If you'd rather whiten your teeth gradually over the course of a few weeks, ask your provider at Wedgewood Dental for an at-home teeth-whitening kit.

To learn more about professional in-office teeth-whitening treatments as well as the take-home options, call or schedule a consultation at Wedgewood Dental today. Give yourself a smile you're proud to wear!

*Individual results may vary.