Teeth Whitening Specialist

Canyon Dental Group

Dentistry & Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist & Dental Implant Provider located in Tucson, AZ

White teeth are among the physical features that most people want. That’s why it’s one of the most highly requested cosmetic treatments in dentistry. At Canyon Dental Group in Tucson, Arizona, skilled dentist Karen Randall, DMD, can brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening treatments and products. For a brighter smile, call Canyon Dental Group to request an appointment or book online today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is the process of brightening the shade of your teeth to make them more attractive. It’s an easy way to enhance your appearance without expensive orthodontic adjustments or restorations.

At Canyon Dental Group, Dr. Randall can lift the color of your teeth by up to eight shades in a single treatment. She often recommends whitening treatments before you get restorations like crowns or bridges.

Over time, your teeth turn dull and yellow. Certain foods, drinks, and other consumable substances can hasten the process and leave behind discernable stains that make your smile look less attractive. Teeth whitening treatments aim to alleviate enamel stains and reduce general discoloration.

Most people attempt to make their teeth look brighter and whiter with whitening toothpastes and home whitening strips they can get at a drugstore. While these products might help a little, they aren’t strong enough to reduce years of staining and discoloration.

At Canyon Dental Group, Dr. Randall and her team offer professional whitening treatments and can supervise the process to make sure you don’t get side effects.

What are my options for teeth whitening?

At Canyon Dental Group, Dr. Randall and her team provide you with two main options for teeth whitening:

In-office whitening

An in-office whitening treatment takes less than an hour. You can get it during your regular cleaning and exam appointment or at a separate visit. The results are immediate and striking.

Take-home whitening trays

If you don’t have the time to dedicate to an hour-long office visit, you can request take-home whitening trays with professional whitening products. Dr. Randall makes your trays using an impression of your teeth so they fit perfectly. You also have the option of whitening for life, where Dr. Randall gives you regular refills of whitening solution for your take-home trays.

How can I prevent new stains after a teeth whitening treatment?

You may be determined to keep your freshly whitened teeth looking perfect after a treatment. Dr. Randall can give you a list of tips and substances to avoid to maintain the results of your whitening treatment for as long as possible. She might recommend:

  • Stopping smoking
  • Avoiding red wine, dark soda, and other pigmented drinks
  • Using a straw while drinking dark liquids
  • Brushing your teeth regularly and thoroughly
  • Booking follow-up whitening treatments ahead of time

Dr. Randall can tell you how often you can safely whiten your teeth using the treatment you choose.

To explore your options for teeth whitening further, call Canyon Dental Group or book an appointment online today.