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Professional Teeth Whitening in North Ridgeville, OH

Keeping your teeth bright and white is a significant part of maintaining a confident and beautiful smile. Regular brushing and flossing will go a long way in helping keep your teeth healthy. However, routine oral hygiene alone isn’t always enough to fight stains and discoloration. That’s why Dr. Scott Arndt and the Center Ridge Dental Professionals team offer teeth whitening services in North Ridgeville, OH.

What is Cosmetic Teeth Whitening?

As you eat, drink, and smoke, food particles and minerals will stain the outer layer of your teeth, called the enamel. These stains are more common when consuming items such as coffee, red wine, dark soda, and snacks that are high in sugar. Brushing and flossing can eliminate physical food particles and bacteria that lead to cavities but cannot entirely remove staining from certain food or drinks.

Cosmetic teeth whitening helps eliminate the stains built up from residue on your enamel. There are two methods of whitening your teeth:

  • Professional teeth whitening: This method is performed at a dentist’s office. Your dentist whitens your teeth using a highly concentrated bleaching solution that works quickly and effectively. 
  • At-home teeth whitening: You can whiten your teeth at home using whitening trays or strips that you wear over your teeth. The trays contain a similar bleaching solution to what a dentist would use, but it is a much lower concentration. This means that you won’t see results immediately.

Is Dental Whitening Painful?

One of the primary concerns with most dental whitening methods is tooth sensitivity. However, tooth sensitivity due to a whitening procedure is a rare occurrence. It happens more often to patients who have their teeth professionally whitened frequently. It can also occur because of misuse of at-home whitening products.

Teeth Whitening Cost

The cost of whitening your teeth depends on how extensive the procedure will be. Unfortunately, insurance plans don’t cover teeth whitening because they don’t consider it necessary for your health. 

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

  • Enhanced Appearance: Brightens your smile by removing stains from coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco, dramatically improving your look.
  • Boosted Confidence: A whiter smile can significantly increase your self-esteem, positively impacting both personal and professional interactions.
  • Motivation for Better Oral Hygiene: The desire to maintain a bright smile can lead to improved oral health practices.
  • Non-Invasive: Teeth whitening is a simple, pain-free cosmetic procedure without the need for needles or drills.

Ideal Candidates for Teeth Whitening

  • Healthy Teeth and Gums: Best for those with no major dental issues, such as gum disease or severe cavities.
  • People with Surface Stains: Those with stains from food, drink, or smoking see significant improvements.
  • Realistic Expectations: Understanding the potential outcomes ensures satisfaction with the whitening results.
  • Adults: Generally recommended for individuals over 16 to avoid sensitivity issues and ensure adult teeth are present.

Schedule an Appointment With Us Today

The Center Ridge Dental Professionals team works hard to ensure that every patient feels comfortable in our office. We take a personalized approach to provide quality care. In addition, we do everything we can to educate our patients, walking them through our cosmetic dental procedures and what they can expect from them.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening.