Take Home Whitening

Summer Whitening

It’s July and it’s the middle of wedding season. Whether you are the bride-to-be, standing up in a wedding or are an invited guest at one or two this summer, chances are that attending a wedding means smiling for some photos. 

That makes right now the perfect time to treat yourself, and your smile, to whiter teeth! In addition to looking great for wedding photos, your teeth and smile are one of the first things that people notice about you and having a smile you love can also increase your confidence. Summertime can also mean fun family vacations, where it is also likely that the camera could make an appearance. 

To summarize and in case you aren’t yet convinced, here are 5 reasons you should whiten your teeth this summer:

  1. Weddings! Remember, weddings = photos.
  2. First Impressions. You know, for all of those new family members you’ll meet at the weddings!
  3. Confidence. Weddings, work parties … let’s face it, we can all use a little boost.
  4. Family Vacations. Look good, feel good, photograph well.
  5. Summer Lovin’! You never know who you will meet or when and we love a good Grease reference! 

Call today to schedule your visit to have your custom trays made! Our Whitening For Life program means that you can refill your whitening solution every six months at your cleanings, FOR LIFE! Usually $149 (a $500 value), Whitening for Life is only $99 now through August 1st! 

Happy Summer!

Teeth Whitening - It’s Everywhere!

These days it seems we can find the words “teeth whitening” on nearly every product in the dental aisle. The truth is that, as a country, we spend $1.5 billion annually on teeth whitening products! That is a lot of money and the results will vary greatly based on what the product is and where you got it from. One of the biggest questions we get is: What is the difference between over-the-counter teeth whitening products compared to what we can provide you in the dental office?

Well, we’ve put together a list for you!

Over-The-Counter Whitening Projects:

  • Treat extrinsic stains (on the surface of your teeth)
  • Use hydrogen peroxide to help whiten
  • Have limited amounts of active ingredients they can use 
  • Use a one-size-fits-all mentality, where the size of the trays and the percentage of whitening agents are the same for everyone

In-Office Teeth Whitening Options:

  • Treat intrinsic stains that go deeper than the surface of your teeth
  • Use several active ingredients (including hydrogen peroxide) to whiten your teeth
  • Have a much higher percentage of active ingredients for quicker, more noticeable results
  • Can be customized for each individual patient. We make trays for each person and will recommend a whitening product and percentage that we think is best for you!

Here at Grand Avenue Dental Care, we recommend that you speak to your dentist or hygienist about which whitening product would be best for you and your lifestyle. In our office, we offer both in-office whitening and take-home whitening options, both of which can be very effective. Our ‘Whitening For Life' program allows our patients to spend just $99.00 to get custom made trays to take home and use with a high percentage whitening solution. As long as you keep up with your regular dental appointments (every 6 months), we continue to give you additional whitening solution to use with your trays! 

Using a whitening toothpaste at home will still help in removing external stains from your teeth, but if you want to really jump start your whitening, we recommend you speak to your dental professional to get the best options for you!