Teeth Whitening Specialist

Orion Dental Specialty

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Tempe, AZ

Whitening is a quick, easy way to enhance your teeth. You may only need one bleaching procedure for the smile of your dreams. The team at Orion Dental Specialty, in Tempe, Arizona, offers professional whitening with dazzling results. To schedule a teeth whitening appointment, call or use the online booking tool.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

Is teeth whitening the right cosmetic procedure for me?

Whitening can make your smile several shades brighter if you have stained, discolored teeth. If you have a full set of healthy teeth, it’s one of the quickest, easiest, and most affordable ways to improve the appearance of your smile. The bleaching agents only work on natural enamel, so it may not be the best option if you’ve had significant restorative work.

The bleaching agents your dentist uses are most effective on external stains. External stains affect the surface of your teeth and develop when you smoke, drink coffee or tea, or eat acidic foods. It can also combat normal aging-related changes to the color of your teeth, and make teeth that look dull much brighter.

If you have internal tooth discoloration or seriously decayed or damaged teeth, whitening might not achieve the results you’re looking for. Your dentist may instead recommend another procedure to improve the appearance of your teeth, like veneers or crowns.

What teeth whitening options are available?

If you choose to get whitening from Orion Dental Specialty, your options may include both in-office and at-home whitening options. You may choose between them depending on your preference and budget. Both offer better results than the many whitening products you can buy at a pharmacy.

In-office whitening can make your teeth significantly brighter in one quick session. Before the whitening treatment, a hygienist may provide a full dental cleaning, so you get the best, most even results.

Professional grade at-home whitening offers stronger whitening agents than what you can buy over-the-counter. You can also receive whitening trays that are customized to fit your mouth, so you’re comfortable and the whitening solution fully covers your teeth.

How can I maintain the results of teeth whitening?

Though the results of teeth whitening are temporary, you can maintain your brightened smile for up to three years. It’s important to take good care of your teeth, including brushing at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and coming in for regular cleanings at Orion Dental Specialty. Your results will also last longer if you avoid smoking and drinking staining beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine.

To maintain your results, you may wish to get a whitening touch-up sooner than the three-year mark. Your dentist recommends a schedule of touch-ups based on the method you use and your whitening goals.

For a brighter smile, schedule a teeth whitening appointment at Orion Dental Specialty online or over the phone today.