Professional Teeth Whitening in Boulder

Teeth whitening is an affordable cosmetic treatment that, for the cost, offers a great return on investment.

Why do you Need Professional Teeth Whitening?

A number of things can cause dark tooth stain, including:

• Genetics
• Environmental factors
• Diet (including supplements and vitamins)
• Dark liquids such as tea, coffee, and red wine
• Age
• Smoking and tobacco use
• Nerve damage
• Past tooth trauma
• Tooth decay

In Boulder, the fastest way to get a brighter smile is to visit PeakView Dentistry!

Same Day In-Office Whitening by a Dentist 

Same day laser whitening treatments like ZOOM! offer the best and fastest results. If you’re short on time and need brighter teeth by the weekend, then an in-office procedure is your ideal option.

During an in-house whitening treatment, our Boulder dentist will apply a protective coating over your gums, then brush the gel onto your teeth. Finally, a bright light (laser) accelerates the oxidation of stains, naturally lifting discoloration off your teeth. The process takes about 15 minutes from start to finish, and we’ll repeat these steps another 2-3 times until we see the whiter results you want! This process has received great reviews

Take-Home Whitening Trays

One of the easiest methods to whiten and keep your teeth bright is with a custom made home whitening system. These fitted trays keep the concentrated gel consistently spread across your teeth, for even results across your entire smile.

Apply the gel in your trays and wear them for at least one hour per day. After 10-14 days, you’ll see full results that are several shades brighter.

Plus, keep the trays on hand to touch up for a few days after each checkup! Just stop by PeakView Dentistry if you need a refill.

What About Over-the-Counter Whitening Products?
(Pens, Kits, Strips, etc.)

Using professional strength products will result in faster and more noticeable results. Many of the methods you’ll find online from Walmart or Amazon for use at home contain ingredients that lead to sensitive teeth and gum irritation. Sadly, commercial strips and pens that use peroxide can’t lift as much stain as a professional treatment. Plus, you have to purchase a new kit every time you need to touch up.

Be wary of “natural” or home remedies for teeth whitening, which often incorporate harsh abrasives or acidic fruits. Over several uses, these methods can permanently damage your enamel and contribute to additional staining.

Whitening and Existing Restorations

Porcelain and ceramic dental work (white fillings, crowns, veneers, or bridges) won’t whiten like natural tooth enamel. If you’re planning to get new restorations, it’s best to whiten your teeth first. That way Dr. Esmaili can match the material to blend in with your brighter smile.

If you have existing dental work towards the front of your mouth, those restorations will need to be changed out after whitening so that they match the neighboring teeth.

For existing decay, we can place a temporary filling and change it out for a permanent one once your whitening is completed.

Is Whitening Right for You?

Contact us to request a teeth whitening consultation with Boulder dentist, Dr. Bahar Esmaili today. At PeakView Dentistry, our privacy policy ensures your health questions will be kept confidential. Be sure to take a look at our before and after gallery while you’re here!