One of the biggest questions that I get asked me is not only people in the office, but you go to a party or whatever, you go to a family event, and people are always asking, 'Okay, tell me about this whitening thing, how much does it cost, how does it work, should I do that, is it harmful to my teeth, am I going to ruin my enamel?' You know, all those things.
Basically, what I tell people is there's lots of ways to whiten your teeth. There's a lot of over-the-counter products. There's those commercials that come on at two AM in the morning that in between waxing your car and being able to put a flame on your car and not burn the paint and then the whitening guy comes on and says, 'You can whiten your teeth and do this if you just spend $19.99 for three months, we'll send you this and this and this,' so those are all out there. It's a big industry. A lot of companies spend a lot of money on advertising it, so it's very confusing. A lot of misinformation is out there on whitening. There's a lot of products that are sold over the counter that don't work. There's a lot of products that are misleading.
I'm always happy to tell people the realities of stuff. Whether you decide to do whitening with me, or decide to try something over the counter, I'm okay with that. There's nothing wrong with that. I just want you to do what's best for you, and what I think is going to work for you. If I think something's not going to work, I'll tell you it's not going to work and you're just wasting your money. But sure, we have stuff in the office that works really good. It's worked really well for a long time. It's not harmful to the teeth, it doesn't weaken your enamel. It works, and it's something we can do now that we couldn't do before. It's a service we can do now that people have wanted for a long time and haven't been able to get. They'll spend a lot of money and have a lot of work done to make their teeth pearly white.
A lot of misinformation, a lot of things that are little wives' tales and things that aren't necessarily true, but sure. It's important to find out the realities of whether you decide to do dental office whitening or any other type, you've got to know what you're doing before you get into it.
If you want to brighten your smile, it is hard to top teeth whitening treatments for flexibility and convenience. At Family Dental of Spokane Valley, Dr. Craig Ellsworth uses Opalescence, a trusted product that comes in several different formulations, so you can choose the appropriate strength for your whitening needs.
Call Family Dental of Spokane Valley at 509-850-3217 to visit our Spokane Valley, WA dentist office and learn more about teeth whitening treatments.
Teeth Whitening at Home
Dr. Craig Ellsworth will provide you with Opalescence teeth whitening treatments for you to use at home. So you can do the treatment whenever you’d like, whether it is while you are soaking in the tub, walking on a treadmill, or watching a favorite TV show. You can’t get that kind of flexibility while sitting in the patient chair at our Spokane Valley, WA dentist office!
Other Teeth Whitening Benefits
In addition to this convenience, the other benefits of our at-home treatments include:
- Trusted Spokane Valley, WA dentist Dr. Craig Ellsworth will create custom trays for you to use with the whitening gel. They fit better than the flimsy, one-size-fits-all trays that come with whitening treatments sold at retail stores, ensuring that your treatments will be more effective.
- Opalescence is designed to maintain the health of your enamel, so you needn’t worry about damaging your teeth.
- Dr. Craig Ellsworth, top-notch Spokane Valley, WA dentist, can help you determine the appropriate formulation depending on how you plan to use the product. For example, you’ll likely require a weaker formulation if you plan to wear your whitening trays at night.
- Family Dental of Spokane Valley can tweak your treatment if your results are not as expected or if your teeth experience any sensitivity or other adverse issues.
Everyone wants a whiter smile. Find out how easy it is to get one with at-home teeth whitening treatments. Call 509-850-3217 or use our online form to schedule your visit with Spokane Valley, WA dentist Dr. Craig Ellsworth.