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Teeth Whitening to Enhance Your Smile

Even healthy smiles can appear unattractive if the teeth are stained, yellowed, or discolored. Our team at Greder Dental in Omaha, NE, offers professional teeth whitening to enhance your appearance. Patients can choose between in-office treatments and take-home kits for their convenience.

Ready for a dramatic smile enhancement? This cosmetic procedure can brighten your smile by several shades in a single office visit.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Dentist-supervised teeth whitening offers a wide range of advantages over store-bought bleaching products. Our professional treatment delivers:

  • Dramatic results: Teeth whitening offers truly remarkable aesthetic outcomes. In fact, some patients enjoy a smile that is eight shades brighter once their treatment is complete.
  • Fast treatment: Most over-the-counter teeth whitening systems require at least two weeks to achieve the desired results. Meanwhile, our in-office treatments can be completed in as little as 45 minutes.
  • Boost in confidence: Did you know that almost 90 percent of adult Americans think an attractive smile makes others seem more appealing and successful? When you undergo teeth whitening at Greder Dental, you will leave our office with a new sense of confidence and self-esteem.

Both of our teeth whitening options can achieve dramatic, impressive results.

Is Whitening Right for Me?

Professional teeth whitening is one of the safest, most sought-after procedures in dentistry. However, it may not be right for every individual. Whitening is not recommended for those:

  • Who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Who are under the age of 16
  • With gum disease or exposed teeth roots
  • With intrinsic stains (discoloration caused by medications or trauma)
  • With multiple dental restorations 

To determine your candidacy for professional teeth whitening, Drs. Jennifer and Mack Greder will perform a comprehensive oral assessment. If you are facing oral health problems such as tooth decay or gum disease, they will first recommend a restorative treatment plan to lay a healthy foundation for your results. Oftentimes, once this is complete, patients can qualify for teeth whitening and other cosmetic procedures.

At-home teeth whitening kit
At-home teeth whitening trays are customized to your smile so that the bleach is applied as evenly as possible. 

How Whitening Works

Both of our teeth whitening options can achieve dramatic, impressive results. However, the two processes are designed for patients with different needs. 

In-Office Whitening

As the more powerful bleaching option, in-office teeth whitening is recommended to patients who either want a brighter smile for an upcoming occasion or who do not want to wait for their results. 

Before whitening your teeth, your dentist will place a rubber barrier over the gums to protect them from the concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel. If necessary, we can also apply a desensitizing solution for those with extreme dental sensitivity.

Next, the bleaching gel is applied evenly and left on the teeth for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. After the gel is rinsed off, more is reapplied. This process is repeated as many times as it takes to achieve the results you desire. For most patients, the process takes about 45 to 60 minutes.

Take-Home Kits

Patients who wish to brighten their smiles at their convenience can choose our take-home kits. First, we will take impressions of your teeth to create customized bleaching trays. Once these have been manufactured, you can take the trays home and use them at your leisure. 

Our take-home kits are much safer and effective than store-bought whitening systems. 

To whiten the teeth, the concentrated gel must be dispensed into the custom bleaching trays. Next, the trays will be worn over the upper and lower teeth. Depending on the type of gel provided, some patients may wear their trays overnight, while others may only need to wear them for 30 minutes a day. In general, it takes about two to three weeks to lighten the teeth to the preferred shade.

Your doctor will provide thorough instructions to help you attain the results you desire. Our take-home kits are much safer and effective than store-bought whitening systems. 

Contact Greder Dental Today

If you are ready to explore your cosmetic dentistry options, schedule a consultation at our practice. Contact us online or give us a call at (402) 558-6220.

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