Holiday Parties: A Great Reason to Have Your Teeth Professionally Whitened

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The holiday season is here, and for lots of people, that means holiday parties, social events, and family gatherings — in short, plenty of opportunities to have your picture taken. Sure, you can visit the salon, invest in a new outfit, and practice striking the most flattering pose. But if you have yellowed or dingy teeth, none of those steps will help you truly look your best. For that, you’ll need professional teeth whitening — and you’ll need to schedule an appointment soon.

Dr. Carl F. Lipe DDS offers several options for whitening and brightening your smile. And the best part: You can get strikingly whiter teeth in just one office visit, so you can look your best just in time for those holiday snapshots.

Here's why your teeth look dull 

Yellowed, stained teeth aren't uncommon, but they can have a major impact on your appearance. Lots of factors can contribute to yellowed, dull, or dingy-looking teeth. Some of the most common causes include:

That's a lot of causes, but the good news is, in-office professional whitening treatments can erase years of stains, helping your teeth look brighter and your smile appear more youthful. And it can all be accomplished in just one office visit.

What happens during an in-office whitening treatment?

Whitening treatments use special solutions designed to safely penetrate the superficial layers of your teeth where most stains are found. During your treatment session, a special “lip guard” is used to hold your lips back from your mouth so the whitening agent has a chance to penetrate without being smeared away. Dr. Lipe applies the whitening agent to the surfaces of your teeth, and in most cases, follows the application by focusing a special blue light on your teeth. The light helps the whitening peroxide molecules contained in the solution to penetrate your teeth more deeply for better stain removal and longer-lasting results.

Most in-office whitening treatments take about an hour or less, and during your treatment, the whitening solution may be reapplied to ensure it penetrates as deeply as possible. Although the solution used is professional strength, it’s completely safe for your teeth. Once your treatment is over, you’ll be ready to face the world with a whiter, brighter, more confident, healthier-looking smile.

Will whitening make my teeth sensitive?

You might have some increased sensitivity following your treatment, but it's only temporary and will dissipate soon afterward. Since in-office treatments are professionally applied, we use special techniques to minimize contact between the solution and your gums, so the risk of sensitivity is significantly reduced.

Can I whiten at home?

Yes, Dr. Lipe can provide you with a professional-strength whitening kit you can use at home if you prefer, and you can also use an at-home whitening kit to perform ”touch-up” treatments between professional in-office whitening sessions. While take-home whitening kits can be very effective, they won’t remove the same amount of staining as an in-office treatment, and they also don’t provide results as quickly. Typically, these kits take a couple of weeks or more to see maximum results, so they’re not a good option if you want to get a white, bright smile in time for holiday pictures.

Make your smile its brightest this holiday season

There's still time to whiten and brighten your teeth this holiday season, but you'll need to make an appointment as soon as possible. Use our easy book online feature to schedule your appointment and plan to ring in the New Year with your best smile ever.

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