Teeth Whitening

Lakewood Dentist

At Bear Creek Family Dental, we provide teeth whitening solutions for patients to brighten their smiles. Teeth whitening may be a great option if you who have stained, dull or discolored teeth. The main causes of stained teeth are genetics, antibiotics, tobacco and certain foods. As we age, our teeth can darken as well.

Dr. Bauer will explore different whitening options to achieve your desired results. We will evaluate your smile and ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough for whitening.

There are a variety of options when looking to brighten your teeth:

In-Office Professional Whitening in One Hour

We offer an option for patients who qualify to have a whitening appointment with Dr. Bauer, and the professionally applied whitening solution offers immediate results in only one hour. Dr. Bauer and his staff are very selective and chose this particular product (Opalescence Boost from Ultradent) because of the addition of anti-sensitivity ingredients (the same ingredients in Sensodyne toothpaste) to the bleaching solution which makes the in-office whitening experience even easier than it was before. Custom trays can also be fabricated as described below for at-home touch-ups after this in-office session.

Take Home Teeth Whitening Treatment

We offer custom-fitted whitening trays at our dental office. With at-home whitening, results can be noticed right away, but it may take up to a month to see full results. We recommend using custom fitted trays for precise application of the whitening agent. This helps to prevent irritation to the soft tissue (gums).

Our dental team is devoted to helping you achieve and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile. If you are considering teeth whitening, contact us for a consultation. We will recommend a method that is best based on your individual needs.