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Teeth Whitening

The power of a bright, brilliant smile can have many positive effects on your everyday life, including improving your self-image and projecting a more confident, friendly demeanor toward others. At Modern Dentistry Associates, we offer professional teeth whitening systems to provide quick, effective results so that you can enjoy all of the benefits of a youthful, whiter smile.

Safe Whitening Solutions

If you have severe discoloration or staining, we may recommend a combination of in-office and take-home whitening treatments for optimal results. Certain stains, such as those caused by chemicals, may not be very responsive to teeth whitening systems. In these situations, Dr. Erickson may recommend cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers to achieve the bright smile you desire.

Zoom! At-home whitening

We take digital impressions of your teeth that are used to create your custom whitening trays. Dr. Erickson will start you off with an in-office conditioning treatment designed to prepare your teeth for the intensive bleaching process. You are then given instructions on when to wear your bleaching trays and how to apply the gel at home.

Zoom! In-Office Bleaching

The patented Zoom! whitening gel is applied to teeth and activated with a safe UV light. The highly concentrated bleaching agent makes this method much more effective than over-the-counter whiteners. The UV light ensures maximum absorption of the whitening gel and produces a result that is usually around 8-10 shades lighter.

Extreme Whitening

For difficult cases, we may recommend extreme whitening, which is one session of Zoom! In-office bleaching, followed by a week of at-home whitening, followed by a second round of Zoom! in-office whitening.

Whether you choose to whiten your teeth at our St. Joseph cosmetic dentistry office or using our professional-grade take-home systems, you will enjoy a bright, beautiful smile that should last several years. An occasional touch-up procedure may be necessary to maintain your results over time.

FAQ


At Modern Dentistry Associates, we set our whitening fees at a competitive level that allows you to achieve the bright smile you want at an affordable price. You can pay with a major credit card or use CareCredit healthcare financing to cover the cost. Give us a call to learn more about our flexible cosmetic dentistry payment and financing options.
If you have ever purchased a drugstore whitening kit, only to be disappointed by the results, you know that it can be frustrating to throw money down the drain. With professional tooth whitening, your results are supervised by Dr. Erickson, ensuring that you achieve optimal results. The professional in-office and take-home tooth whitening systems we use are much stronger and more effective than any product you can buy in a store. Our professional whiteners also use custom trays which reduce tooth sensitivity compared to over-the-counter systems.
The length of time your results will last depends on your personal habits. Daily use of your teeth and the natural aging process combine to cause discoloration at a slow rate. You can prolong the effectiveness of your results by consuming coffee, tea, and red wine in moderation, brushing and flossing regularly, and avoiding nicotine. You may require a touch up treatment down the road to maintain your results.
Tooth whitening is a great way to improve the appearance of your smile with minimal effort and cost. Our state-of-the-art Zoom! in-office tooth whitening treatment is designed to brighten your smile as much as 8 to 10 shades. After treatment, you will enjoy a more brilliant and attractive smile that can easily make you look years younger. Because the whitening formulas we apply are FDA-approved for safe use, they will not weaken teeth or damage tooth structure.

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