Need a lift from the Winter Blahs?

By: staff, On: January 26, 2012,
Posted In: Dental Hygiene,General Dental Questions


We are fast approaching the middle of our dark and dreary Indiana winter….do you have the Winter Blahs yet?? We have something that will “whiten” up your day – Tooth Whitening!

At Wilhoite Family Dental we create custom trays for each patient. A whitening gel is placed in a tray that fits over your teeth. The fit of the tray is critical to success of treatment. Impressions are made by your dentist, Assistant, or Hygienist. Accurate models of your teeth are obtained from which custom fitting whitening trays can be made.

Tooth Whitening is such an easy way to give your smile the boost that it needs but there are many myths out there that may make you hesitate….Here are the myths and the truth about tooth whitening:


Myth: “Does Whitening Harm the Enamel on the Teeth?”

Truth: Whitening is very safe and studies show that the enamel strength is not affected. As the active ingredient in the gel, carbamide peroxide, is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and bleaches the colored substances. The structure of the tooth is not changed; only the tooth is made lighter and whiter. Fillings, Crowns, and Bonding will not lighten.


Myth: “Is Laser Whitening better than Custom Tray Whitening?”

Truth: Studies do not support that Laser is better than Custom Tray Whitening. Laser can be an expensive procedure and results usually only last 6 months to 1 year then the procedure may have to be repeated. Custom Tray Whitening is less expensive and easier to maintain. After the initial whitening (4-6 weeks) is completed, the trays can be reused every 3-6 months to maintain your whitened smile.


Myth: “Custom Tray Tooth Whitening is Expensive.”

Truth: Not when you are a patient at Wilhoite Family Dental! We are offering our existing patients 50% of Whitening or if you refer a friend it is free! Follow this link: Patient Appreciation Offer , print the offer and make an appointment today to “whiten” your day and get rid of the Winter Blahs!

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