Teeth Whitening Specialist

Carl F. Lipe DDS

General Dentistry located in Denver, CO

Coffee, tobacco, wine, and aging all cast a dark tinge on your teeth. Whether your teeth have dulled because of stains or enamel erosion, Dr. Carl F. Lipe brightens your smile with professional teeth whitening. Stronger and safer than at-home kits, professional teeth whitening at Denver Dental Implants in Denver, Colorado, lets you flash a brilliant and confident smile again. If you’re an Englewood, Aurora, Littleton, Commerce City, or Denver-area resident, call the friendly Denver Dental Implants team or book a teeth whitening session online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Carl F. Lipe DDS

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that whitens and brightens your tooth enamel and sometimes even whitens the dentin inside your teeth. While you can give yourself teeth whitening treatments using over-the-counter whitening kinds of toothpaste, gels, and strips, these usually only lighten your teeth by a few shades over many weeks and may damage your teeth or gums. In contrast, a one-hour professional teeth whitening session is safe for your gums and teeth and can lighten your smile by about eight shades.

Why do I need teeth whitening?

Over time, wear-and-tear, acidic foods, and over-vigorous brushing erodes the layer of enamel that protects your teeth. When the enamel thins out, you can see the natural grayish color of your dentin, which is the portion of your tooth that lies behind the enamel.

Your enamel also can be stained by the foods you eat or the beverages you drink. Some substances that stain teeth include:

  • Tobacco  
  • Red wine
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Berries
  • Cola
  • Medications
  • Soy sauce

Another culprit for stained teeth is poor oral hygiene. You also may have inherited teeth that easily stain or have thin enamel.

How do I get professional teeth whitening?

If you want whiter teeth, Dr. Lipe first conducts a thorough examination to ensure that you’re in good oral health. He first corrects your issues before proceeding to teeth whitening.  

Depending on your needs, Dr. Lipe may choose from several types of teeth whitening systems. Some of them use blue light to accelerate the process. Others whiten from the inside out by sending peroxide molecules into your dentin.

Can I get professional at-home teeth whitening?

Whether you’d prefer to do all of your teeth whitening yourself, or want an at-home kit for touch-ups between whitening sessions, Dr. Lipe custom-designs a kit for you. These kits are based on molds or 3D scans he takes of your teeth so that they fit snugly to prevent gum irritation.

How do I keep my professionally whitened teeth bright?

Avoid stain-causing foods and beverages, or at least rinse well after consuming them. Your at-home, custom-designed whitening kit is great for regular touch-ups.

Start on whiter teeth today by contacting Denver Dental Implants for professional teeth whitening. Book an appointment online or call the helpful staff.