Teeth Whitening in Fremont, NE

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening is the process of bleaching the tooth enamel by removing intrinsic and extrinsic stains so the teeth can better reflect light. This creates a whiter appearance of the teeth. We achieve this by applying a whitening agent that contains hydrogen or carbamide peroxide.

Peroxide increases the porosity of the teeth so it can penetrate deeper into the tooth’s layers, below the enamel. Peroxide contains volatile oxygen molecules that break down the chemical bonds that hold onto staining molecules through oxidation. This removes not only surface stains, but deeper intrinsic stains that cause discoloration of the teeth.

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Teeth whitening can last for up to 3 years with proper care.

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what to expect during the teeth whitening process:

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Consultation

At your consultation, Dr. Lamprecht will examine your teeth to ensure you’re in good oral health and determine which whitening option is most suitable for your goals.

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PREPARATION

To prepare for take-home whitening, we will need to take impressions of your teeth. 

To prepare for in-office whitening, we will place a cheek protractor in your mouth and prevent the whitening gel from touching your gums with a protective gel.

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WHITENING

The whitening agent will be applied directly to your teeth in the dental chair or will be applied to your whitening trays depending on your treatment. 

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AFTERCARE

To relieve tooth sensitivity, we will advise you to use desensitizing gel and toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

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IN-OFFICE WHITENING

A whitening treatment performed in-office will produce the most instant, drastic results. We recommend this option for patients who are looking for a major change to the shade of their teeth. Maybe you have a special event coming up or maybe you just want to feel your best. 

At your appointment, we will take every step to accommodate your comfort. We’ll help you hold your mouth open by placing a cheek protractor that will expose your teeth the entire time. A protective gel is applied to your soft tissue so it doesn’t become damaged or irritated. 

Then, the whitening agent is applied to each of your teeth individually. It is activated with UV light and rinsed out about an hour later to reveal teeth up to 10 shades lighter. If you have severe discoloration, we may recommend multiple whitening sessions.

TAKE-HOME WHITENING

Why whiten your teeth from home? For your convenience, of course! This option is great for people who are always on the go, who have sensitive teeth or don’t want to be exposed to UV light. 

We will need you to come in for a short appointment to take impressions of your teeth. These scans are sent to a dental lab that will fabricate custom-made trays for you to wear over your teeth. 

You’ll pick thee up from our office when they’re ready within a few weeks along with the whitening gel and instructions. All you have to do is apply the whitening gel to your trays and place them over your teeth. You will see results just as effective as in-office whitening over a week of repeated use.

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Red wine, coffee, tea, and smoking should be avoided after teeth whitening because they can cause tooth discoloration.

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benefits of teeth whitening

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Teeth whitening improves discoloration and staining of the teeth which in turn improves your confidence in your smile. This can open up many doors for you by making you more likely to go to social events, take photos, and feel secure in yourself. This can have a snowball effect on your social, romantic, and professional life.

does teeth whitening cause sensitivity?

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Yes, sensitivity is a common side effect of teeth whitening as a result of demineralization of the tooth enamel. However, it’s only temporary and will wear off within 48 hours as your teeth remineralize. In the meantime, you can use toothpaste for sensitive teeth as well as desensitizing gel to get relief. Avoid extremely hot and cold foods if it is causing you discomfort.

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Studies show that people with whiter teeth are more likely to score a job interview or get a promotion.

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