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Teeth Whitening – Salem, OR

Giving Your Smile What It Deserves

A young woman smiling after teeth whitening

Are you interested in a brighter, whiter smile? At Cochell Family Dentistry, we want all our patients to achieve outstanding whitening results. We offer three different types of whitening and will be happy to discuss which option is right for you. Don’t wait any longer! Let our cosmetic dentist give your smile what it deserves - teeth whitening in Salem, OR. Call our dental office today to schedule an appointment!

How Do Teeth Become Stained or Discolored?

If you think that cup of coffee you drank this morning or each puff of that cigarette isn’t leaving a mark on your teeth, guess again. Our teeth, gums, tongue, and entire mouth come into contact with everything we ingest. Over time, various substances can leave a stain on your teeth.

To get a better idea of what can cause these stains and discoloration to develop, here is a short list:

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

A man using a teeth whitening tray

Depending on the type of product you use, whitening works one of two ways: bleaching or abrasion. Bleaching, because of the active ingredient, either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, removes deep and surface stains. Non-bleaching products such as whitening toothpaste, require physical action to remove surface stains. The mild abrasion is what removes much of the external stains.

At Cochell Family Dentistry, we offer three forms of teeth whitening for our patients, each providing outstanding results:

In-Office Teeth Whitening

When opting for in-office treatment, you’re probably hoping to get rid of some of the more stubborn and intrinsic stains. By using whitening bleaching agents, carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, they can penetrate the enamel’s surface, breaking down the stained molecules. Within a short amount of time, you’ll begin to see the enamel change shades, giving you a more beautiful, brighter smile.

In-office teeth whitening offers great benefits, including:

Take-Home Teeth Whitening-Custom Fitted

Using Opalescence take-home teeth whitening kits, you can brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home! During your consultation with one of our dentists, they’ll take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to make customized whitening trays for your teeth. Once finished, you’ll return to our dental office and we will deliver your trays, along with a tutorial on how to use the high-grade bleaching gel at home.

It’s important that you follow the dentist’s instructions in regard to how long you should wear your trays each day in order to achieve successful results. If worn properly, you will begin to see results within a few days!

By choosing the Opalescence take-home teeth whitening kit, you:

Teeth Whitening Trays/Strips – Non-Custom

If you are new to whitening and want to see the results that you can expect with a less expensive option, the good news is that at Cochell Family Dentistry, we can supply you with Opalescence Go-UltraFit (one size trays) or sheer whitening strips that are similar to products found in store, only with a higher concentration of bleaching gel!

What does that mean? It means that these whitening strips are effective at removing surface stains caused by coffee, wine, tobacco, and more.

In addition to the many of the benefits found in a take-home whitening kit, Opalescence Go trays and Sheer White strips:

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