Teeth Whitening in Swanton, OH

Do you avoid smiling, laughing or speaking because you’re embarrassed by yellow or discolored teeth? Dental Health Associates offers an effective and convenient way to help you achieve a whiter smile — on your own.

Teeth whitening with custom-made take-home trays allows individuals to whiten their teeth at any time and in the comfort of their own home. Thanks to the professional-grade whitener that we use, results are more dramatic than those you can achieve with over-the-counter whitening products.

Don’t let your busy schedule stop you from having your dream smile. Schedule a consultation or continue reading to learn how teeth whitening with customized whitening trays from Dental Health Associates can transform your smile.

Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

You may be a good candidate for teeth whitening at Dental Health Associates if you have tooth stains caused by any of the following:

  • Dark-colored foods and beverages (e.g., coffee, red wine, tea, beets, tomato sauce)
  • Smoking
  • Aging
  • Trauma to the mouth
  • Certain medications (e.g., antibiotics, tetracycline)

The Benefits of Take-Home Whitening Trays

Convenience. The main reason many patients prefer take-home whitening trays is because they can whiten their teeth anywhere, any time. The take-home whitening trays are portable — you can work at your desk in your home office, cook, send text messages or watch TV while you lighten your teeth.

Comfort. Whitening with the take-home trays is virtually painless. The bleaching agent used to whiten teeth is effective yet will not cause any damage or pain to the teeth and gums. Some patients may experience some tooth sensitivity, however. This is usually temporary and goes away a few hours after your whitening session. In addition, our team can adjust the strength of the whitening gel to minimize discomfort.

Custom-made. Unlike over-the-counter whitening strips, our take-home trays are created from dental impressions of your mouth. This ensures that the trays don’t slip out of your mouth and the bleaching gel adheres to your teeth for the entire duration of your whitening sessions.

Enhanced results. The whitening products sold in stores contain a small amount of whitening agent, which is usually only effective for removing light stains. The whitening gel that we use for your take-home whitening trays comes in a professional-grade strength that can remove deeper stains. This means more dramatic results than what you can achieve with over-the-counter whitening products.

Teeth Whitening Treatment Details

Before & after results of teeth whitening at Dental Health Associates in Swanton, OH

Your teeth whitening treatment will begin with an in-office consultation. Our team will evaluate your teeth and discuss your concerns regarding your smile. This information will be used to determine the duration of treatment and the strength of bleaching agent needed to achieve your desired results. If you are prone to tooth sensitivity, we may provide a desensitizer to use before or after your whitening session.

Your take-home whitening trays will be made specifically for you. To create them, we will first take impressions of your upper and lower teeth. These will be used to fabricate trays that will fit snugly yet comfortably over your teeth so they don’t shift or leak.

Depending on the specific kits used, the bleaching agent may be pre-loaded into the trays by us or stored in syringes that you will need to add onto the trays before you wear them. The whitening trays will need to be worn for several hours daily over the course of several weeks until your teeth reach the desired shade of white.

Maintaining Your Lighter and Brighter Smile

With proper care, your whitening results can last for many years. Good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist for routine checkups, are necessary. We strongly recommend you avoid smoking and consuming dark-colored foods and beverages that can stain the teeth. We can provide additional whitening gel in the future so you can touch up your lighter smile.

Contact Dental Health Associates Today

The first step toward achieving a lighter, brighter smile is scheduling a consultation with us. To learn more about teeth whitening, contact Dental Health Associates today.