At-Home Teeth Whitening Consultation with Your Boise Dentist

Achieve a Brighter, Healthier Smile with At-Home Teeth Whitening

At Centennial Dental Center, we love helping you smile wider and brighter.  We believe that your smile reflects your inner self; at least it should. If you are struggling with dullness or discoloration, you may not smile as widely and freely as you would like. We can help! Boise, ID dentist Jon Koeltl and the team at Centennial Dental Center love helping our patients feel great about their smile. We offer professional, at-home teeth whitening that can give you a more confident and inviting smile without having to constantly visit your dentist. We help you to improve your smile in the comfort of your own home.

Who is a Good Candidate for At Home Teeth Whitening? Your Dentist Knows

Adults of all ages are excellent candidates for teeth whitening treatment. Most of the discoloration we see is caused by external factors; smoking, or foods and beverages that are consumed on a regular basis. There is a straightforward reason for this . . .

Enamel looks very solid and strong. This is true, and it is also true that enamel has thousands of tiny pores, similar to your skin. What happens when you drink coffee, tea, soda, and just about anything other than water, is that microscopic particles from those beverages seep into pores and become trapped beneath the surface. The same thing happens with many different foods, including berries. Over time, these particles block light from reflecting off enamel as it used to, and your smile becomes dull. Fortunately, this is not a permanent condition.

A Word About Staining

We perform a thorough consultation and exam with every patient who is interested in at home teeth whitening. While the process is successful in most cases, there are some types of discoloration on which a strong bleaching agent will not be effective. These stains may be disguised behind porcelain veneers. To discuss your concerns about stained enamel, give us a call.

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

What is the Process for Teeth Whitening at Home?
When you’re in our offices, we take impressions of your teeth. From these, we create a custom mouthpiece that precisely fits your teeth. Next, we provide you with syringes of carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide whitening gel, along with thorough instructions for your home whitening. At home, you simply syringe the whitening gel into the mouthpieces and place them on your teeth for a few hours per day for up to two weeks. The nice thing about home whitening is that when you feel your teeth are beginning to look dingy again, you simply come back to Centennial and we provide you with a new batch of whitening gel and you repeat the process at home.

Tips to Whiten Teeth

Once your teeth have been whitened, they will eventually stain again, particularly if you drink coffee, red wine, and the like. But there are some methods to help keep your teeth white.

  • Use whitening toothpaste— Whitening toothpastes have light abrasives that gently scrub the teeth to remove stains. They can be used as your daily toothpaste.
  • Eat crunchy produce— Fruits and vegetables such as celery and apples are naturally crunchy and naturally abrasive. Eating them helps scrub offsome of the items that stain your teeth.
  • Help your enamel— Oral health problems can weaken your tooth enamel, a process known as demineralization. Fluoride is an effective way to strengthen your fluoride. Use toothpaste that has fluoride in it, or ask us about fluoride treatments at Centennial.
  • Eat more dairy— Eating and drinking foods such as yogurt, cheese, and milk that are high in calcium keep your enamel strong and more resistant to staining. Of course, more calcium in your diet is also important to keep your bones strong, so the benefits are double!
Are you ready to take the next step for a brighter smile? Dr. Koeltl and our expert team are ready to help! Contact Centennial Dental Center today to schedule your teeth whitening appointment! We serve Boise, Meridian, Eagle, and the surrounding areas.

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Boise Office Hours

Monday-Wednesday: 8:00am to 5:00pm 
Thursday: 8:00am to 2:00pm 
Friday: Closed 
Saturday: Closed 
Sunday: Closed

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