Posts for tag: Teeth Whitening

By Johnson Dental
December 23, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Teeth whitening may be for you if you have teeth that are very stained, or certain teeth that are darker than others. Getting a bright smile can be as simple as a visit with Dr. Todd Johnson at Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI. Let’s look at some of the reasons why brightening your teeth may work for you.

Get whiter teeth at home. 

While there are many at-home tooth whitening products available without a prescription or a specialists’ supervision, a visit to the dentist can be the most effective way to get a whiter smile.

Some of the procedures the dentist uses involve LED light or heat to activate the solution applied to teeth. Your dentist can also offer methods to take home and whiten your teeth yourself, too.

How many shades whiter can I get my teeth? 

Most people who whiten their teeth can get their teeth 5-8 shades whiter than the color they are now. Those of us that have crowns, veneers, and other dental work may not see the same results as those with natural teeth.

But why would you want to whiten your teeth at all? Some of the reasons include:

  • Aging (teeth darken as you get older)
  • Lifestyle habits, such as smoking or overconsumption of foods and beverages like coffee and chocolate
  • Naturally darker teeth from birth
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Whitening your teeth is a simple solution. 

Tooth whitening is an easy, affordable way to improve your appearance, enhance your smile, and increase your happiness. Brighter teeth help to diminish the severity of fine lines and wrinkles and other blemishes.

Whitening your teeth can be what you need to smile with confidence. Explore why tooth whitening may be right for you with Dr. Johnson in Onalaska, WI. Contact Johnson Dental at 608-788-3852 to schedule your appointment today.

By Johnson Dental
December 19, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Get a more confident and beautiful smile for the New Year!

The holidays are the perfect time to enjoy all those delicious treats that we wait all year long for. Unfortunately, our teeth aren’t quite as excited about these foods as we are; therefore, if you find that your teeth are looking a little lackluster after the holidays, our Onalaska, WI, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Todd Johnson, can give you a radiant smile to welcome 2020.

Undergoing Professional Teeth Whitening

All you have to do is walk down the oral care aisle of your grocery store and you’ll see there is no shortage of different ways to whiten your smile. However, none of these options are as effective or as safe as a professional whitening treatment.

While you may notice a slight improvement with continued whitening toothpaste usage or whitening strips, this can take weeks and results are usually minimal. By turning to our Onalaska, WI, dentist, he can ensure that you get the results you want. Our dentist offers both an in-office and at-home system to meet your needs.

How Whitening Works

If you want visible results as quickly as possible, then nothing will work better than in-office whitening treatment. During your first visit, our dentist will need to examine your smile and make sure that you are healthy enough for treatment. We will also need to determine if the stains you have will respond to whitening treatment. External stains, which are usually yellow or brown, respond the best to professional whitening.

Once your teeth are cleaned, your dentist will cover the gums and lips with a special device to protect them from the bleaching gel. Next, the gel is applied to the front surface of your teeth and often activated with a dental light. The gel is left on teeth anywhere from 10-15 minutes before being removed and reapplied. Three gel applications are usually performed in a single session.

Contact Us

Do you want a whiter smile to ring in the New Year? If so, treat yourself to a beautiful set of pearly whites. Call our Onalaska, WI, dental office at (608) 788-3852 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Johnson.

By Johnson Dental
January 08, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Getting your teeth whitened professionally can be a life-changing experience. Whiter teeth are associated with youth, health, vitality and even your level of professionalism in the workplace. Your dentist have the ability to improve the appearance of your teeth by up to eight shades in one short visit. Explore the following FAQs about teeth whitening so that you can decide if this cosmetic treatment is right for you.Teeth Whitening

Why is Professional Teeth Whitening the Best Option?
Over the counter whitening products are convenient but problematic for a number of reasons. For one, they take a long time to show results (sometimes weeks or months), if they ever do. Whitening kits that come with trays are ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. When you have your teeth whitened professionally, the treatment is finished within one day, in one appointment. There’s no need to disrupt your schedule by wearing a tray every day and little to no concerns about irritation of the gums since the procedure will be handled by a skilled dentist.

Who Is a Candidate?
Any patient with generally good dental health may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Keep in mind that some patients aren’t eligible for this treatment because they have stains that can’t be cleared with whitening gels. This is the case when the stain is “intrinsic,” which means the discoloration is at the inner layer of the tooth. You dentist can tell you if your teeth can be successfully whitened at your initial consultation.

What Will Happen at the Whitening Appointment?
Set aside at least an hour of your time for your teeth whitening appointment. You’ll sit back in your chair as the dentist inserts a device to keep your lips separate from your teeth then applies the gel. You’ll wait for anywhere between 60-90 minutes until the whitening effect has set in. Many patients choose to have this treatment performed on a lunch hour.

How Long Will the Teeth Stay White?
You can expect to enjoy your new whiter smile for about one to two years or longer. The length of time your smile will last depends on you and your dental habits. If you go back to eating the same foods and drinking the same beverages that stained your teeth in the past, the problem is likely to return more quickly. Use a straw, brush regularly and see your dentist for cleanings twice per year.

Contact Your Johnson Dental Dentist Today!

You will be happy with the way that your smile looks after going to your dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. If you have more questions, call for an appointment today.



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