Grand Rapids Teeth Whitening Services

Grand Rapids Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can brighten up your entire face, and it is a procedure that is constantly in demand. Grand Rapids teeth whitening dentist, Dr. Samuel Spraggins III takes the time to make sure your results look natural while ensuring your comfort and safety throughout your teeth whitening treatment at River Valley Dental Care in Grand Rapids. The results our teeth whitening dentists offer are more dramatic and lasting than other methods of teeth whitening.

Everyone wants an attractive smile but few people are willing to completely eliminate smoking, coffee, tea, wine, and other foods or drink that can cause teeth to become stained over time. Teeth whitening has become a part of routine dental care for millions of people. It is a simple way to adjust the color of a few, or all of your teeth. It’s important to note that teeth whitening is effective only when applied to natural tooth enamel. So if you have old crowns, implants, fillings, etc., it will be important to factor in the color and or shade of your restorations in order to match your natural teeth. There are many options when evaluating tooth whitening systems.

  • Professionally applied in-office dental bleaching (often the most effective)
  • At Home bleaching
  • Whitening tooth pastes and bleach strips

Get ready to ZOOM! | ZOOM! Teeth Whitening Grand Rapids

Without question the most popular and effective option is the ZOOM! teeth whitening system that can be applied as an in office procedure by Dr. Spraggins and his staff as well as a take home tooth whitening system. The ZOOM! In-Office Teeth Whitening System will make your teeth dramatically whiter in less than an hour. The procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed. The ZOOM! Teeth whitening dentist then applies the proprietary ZOOM! Whitening Gel, this was designed to be used with a specially designed light. The ZOOM! light and gel work together to gently penetrate your teeth, breaking up stains and discoloration. With proper care your smile will sparkle for years.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

The most popular method of teeth whitening is the at-home, dentist-supervised option. During your visit to Grand Rapids cosmetic dentist, Dr. Spraggins for teeth whitening, he takes a mold of your teeth and creates a comfortable, customized mouth tray. The mouth tray holds a mild solution whose main ingredient is carbamide peroxide, a substance that reacts with water to release a non-toxic bleaching element (hydrogen peroxide). The mouth tray is placed inside the mouth and sits only against the teeth, thereby avoiding contact with the gums. Patients can choose either to wear the mouth tray throughout the night or for stretches that last from two to four hours. When the mouth tray is worn throughout the night, the teeth whitening treatment lasts one to two weeks. Patients with more sensitive teeth may opt for the latter approach, which lasts three to five weeks.

If you are interested in learning more about teeth whitening or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, please call 616.363.5677 or contact cosmetic dentist, Dr. Samuel Spraggins III, serving the greater Grand Rapids, MI area.