133 E Mayne Street Blue Grass, IA 52726 | email: [email protected] | call: (563) 381-4830
Teeth Whitening Treatments
There are a few options when it comes to getting a whiter smile.
Regular Cleanings: Start with the basics. If it has been over 6 months since your last cleaning, make an appointment to see us. The plaque that builds up on your teeth is yellowish in color and will make your teeth look less than perfect. A cleaning can make a big difference. You will also need clean teeth before starting any of the whitening processes below. Whitening teeth without getting a cleaning first is a waste of your time and money!
With any whitening procedure, it will only whiten your natural (untreated) teeth. If you have had any work done (fillings, crowns, etc.), these will remain the same color of the material. Please talk with our staff to determine the best option to get the results you desire.
Professional Strength Crest Whitestrips
White Strips are one of the less expensive options available to you. These are available in stores and can do a satisfactory job if your teeth are straight and have very few imperfections. If your teeth overlap at all it can be difficult if not impossible to get consistent results with these. The strips sit on the front of your teeth. The whitening solution will only work on the surface it’s resting on, resulting in inconsistent whitening if you have any overlapping. If your teeth are relatively straight, this may work for you. Dr. Bayne offers a professional strength White Strip Kit that is only available at a dental office. Crest White Strips are available in our office. The kit contains 3 weeks
worth of strips for treating both your upper and lower teeth.
Another option is custom white trays. With this option, a mold of your teeth is taken to make custom fitting trays. You will fill your trays with a whitening solution and place over your teeth. The solution will simply flow around your teeth, giving much better coverage and results. This option only takes a couple of short visits to your dentist office. One to make the mold of your teeth and another to pick up your trays. The Custom White Trays in our office cost $300. This includes your custom trays and 4 syringes of whitening solution. This should
get you to your whitest shade and allow for a month or two of touch ups to maintain your new smile.
In-Office Whitening Treatment
We are now providing in-office whitening! We have been confronted by many patients about offering an in-office whitening procedure. Until now we have not found a product that we feel delivers the results we expect for our patients. We recently tried a product in the Pola Whitening line. We currently use this brand for the at home custom tray solution and are pleased with the results we see. The in-office procedure is great for a one time event (wedding, family pictures, etc.)
or as a jump start to your at home whitening kit. The single visit procedure takes about 45 minutes. We offer the In-office Whitening + Kit. This includes the 45 minute in-office whitening appointment as well as custom trays and a complimentary at–home touch up with every 6 month check-up and cleaning.