Consultation & Impressions – First, you’ll come into our office in Modesto for a cosmetic consultation. Dr. Acree will examine your smile and help you understand your options for improving the appearance of your teeth. If you’re approved for teeth whitening, he will begin by taking dental impressions (molds) of your teeth with dental putty. These will be used to build your custom trays.
Create Custom Trays – Next, we will use your dental impressions to create a set of custom-fitted plastic whitening trays. These trays will fit your teeth perfectly and provide you with the best results from your treatment. They’re also reusable, so you can use them again in the future if you’d like to re-whiten your teeth, making this treatment very cost-effective.
Wear Your Trays to Brighten Your Smile – Once your trays are created to fit your teeth perfectly, you will received a set of whitening products with instructions for use at home. We will also make a recheck appointment for you. At this appointment, we will measure your progress and polish your teeth. This will enhance the whitening process. Once you have reached the desire whitening shade, you will simply store your trays in a safe place until you are ready to whiten again. The best time to whiten is after your 6 month check up appointment with our hygienist so make sure to stay on track with your dental cleanings.
Professional whitening kits from our Modesto office have great benefits compared to over-the-counter options. First, they offer much better results. OTC kits are not customized for your needs, so they provide “one-size-fits-all” whitening. In addition, some of them only whiten your front teeth, while professional kits whiten all of your teeth equally.
You will also be safer when using professional kits. Our trays are designed to keep your whitening products away from your gums, but OTC kits may cause gum irritation due to contact with the whitener. You’re also more likely to over-whiten your teeth with an OTC kit, which can cause painful tooth sensitivity, and even permanently damage your teeth in some cases. This won’t happen with professional take-home whitening from Downey Park Family Dentistry.
Teeth whitening is an effective, quick way to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Compared to over-the-counter kits like Crest Whitestrips and similar products, professional whitening services have many benefits, including:
When you whiten your teeth with a custom kit from Downey Park Family Dentistry in Modesto, we’ll develop a customized treatment plan based on your level of staining, your desired level of tooth whiteness, and your oral health. This ensures you get the best possible results, and that all of your teeth are whitened evenly.
When you get your teeth whitened at Downey Park Family Dentistry, you’ll know that you’re getting the best possible care under the supervision of an experienced cosmetic dentist. We’ll ensure that you get a brighter smile while minimizing the risk of any side effects like tooth sensitivity and gum irritation.