Teeth whitening uses special compounds called “peroxides” to restore the natural brightness of your teeth. Peroxides like hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide react strongly to the presence of surface stains.
Teeth whitening uses special compounds called “peroxides” to restore the natural brightness of your teeth. Peroxides like hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide react strongly to the presence of surface stains. This “bleaches” surface stains away from your enamel, leaving you with a bright, white smile.
Professional teeth whitening is faster, safer, and provides better results than over-the-counter whitening kits.
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Want fast results? With in-office whitening, you can brighten your smile by 5-10 shades in just a single appointment with Dr. Jennifer Chew.
On a busy schedule? Take-home whitening from Nest Dental lets you get a brighter smile in the comfort of your own home, and on your own schedule.
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There’s no need for any drilling, shots, or other invasive treatment. Teeth whitening is completely non-invasive, so it’s great if you have dental anxiety.
Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable ways to get started with cosmetic dentistry, especially compared to other treatments like veneers and dental bonding.
Your smile will look bright and beautiful once again, boosting your self-confidence. You’ll love the way you look, and you’ll never have to hide your teeth again.
First, you’ll come in for a consultation with Dr. Chew. She’ll assess your oral health and cosmetic challenges, and help you decide if teeth whitening is right for you. Then, Dr. Chew will help you choose between in-office and take-home whitening.
To begin the in-office whitening treatment, Dr. Chew will clean your teeth, then apply a special protectant to your gums. Then, she will use retractors to keep your tongue and cheeks away from your teeth, and apply a powerful whitener. She will activate it with a UV light, leave it in place for a few minutes, then rinse it away. This process will be repeated until your smile reaches your desired level of brightness.
In take-home whitening, Dr. Chew will take molds and images of your smile. She’ll send you home, and send these to a lab, where a set of reusable whitening trays will be made. When they're ready, you’ll come back to pick up your trays and a whitening kit. Then, you’ll follow Dr. Chew’s instructions to whiten your smile at home. Most patients whiten their teeth for about an hour per day for 2-3 weeks.
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No. Similarly to cosmetic dental work, Crowns, fillings, and other restorative dental work are not affected by peroxide whiteners. But if you already have some tooth-colored dental work and you want to have your teeth whitened, Dr. Chew can build a custom treatment plan to match the color of your natural teeth with the color of your restorative dental work.
No. Teeth whitening only affects natural enamel. If you’re interested in getting cosmetic treatment like veneers, it’s best to have your teeth whitened first, and then to get other cosmetic dental work done. This ensures that your smile will look even.
Yes, especially when it’s delivered by a dental professional like Dr. Chew. Teeth whitening is 100% safe, and the only side effect is tooth sensitivity, which will go away after your treatment is over. You can get your teeth whitened with confidence at Nest Dental.