Teeth Whitening In McMinnville

Teeth Whitening In McMinnville, Oregon

Remove Pesky Stains In One Appointment

Our teeth go through a lot. As we eat, drink, and smile, they can become yellow, stained, and discolored throughout the years. If your teeth are stained and you’re not happy with how they look, Dr. Frances Golly can help with in-office teeth whitening in McMinnville, OR. Get in touch now to schedule your consultation at All About Smiles today.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

There are lots of different teeth whitening products, but they all basically work the same way, using chemicals called “peroxides.” Both carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are used in teeth whitening products. Basically, these molecules are highly volatile.

This means that when they come into contact with stains on the porous surfaces of your teeth, the peroxides react violently, “snapping” the chemical bonds that hold stains in place. This removes them from your teeth, restoring the natural brightness of your smile.

What are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?

First, teeth whitening is fast. We offer professional in-office whitening at All About Smiles, and Dr. Golly can typically brighten your smile by 5-10 shades in just one appointment. The process is also completely non-invasive, and it’s very affordable, too.

But most importantly, teeth whitening can help you boost your self-confidence. If you have tooth stains, you may look older than you really are, and you may also be self-conscious about showing your teeth or smiling around others. With teeth whitening, you can completely transform your teeth. You’ll enjoy a more youthful appearance, and you’ll feel more confident, too.

The In-Office Teeth Whitening Process

Preparing your teeth

Preparing your teeth

First, Dr. Golly will clean your teeth to ensure the whitener can be applied evenly. Then, she will protect your gums with a special liquid, and use retractors to keep your lips and tongue away from your teeth.
Applying the whitener

Applying the whitener

Next, Dr. Golly will apply a powerful whitening solution to your teeth. Our team will use a special UV light to activate this whitener, boosting its effects and whitening power. We will usually leave the whitener in place for about five minutes.
Rinse and repeat

Rinse and repeat

Dr. Golly will rinse away the whitener, then check on the brightness of your teeth. Then, she will re-apply a fresh coat of whitener. This process may be repeated multiple times until your smile reaches your desired brightness.
Enjoy your new smile

Enjoy your new smile

Most patients can get treatment in just a single one-hour visit to All About Smiles. Once your treatment is over, Dr. Golly will give you some tips on how to deal with post-whitening sensitivity, and how to keep your smile bright. Then, you’ll be sent home to enjoy your bright new smile.

Frequently-Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

If you drink a lot of coffee, tea, or other dark and staining beverages, this could be a contributing factor. Cutting back on these beverages or drinking them through a straw may help prevent stains. 

Smoking and other types of tobacco use can also cause yellow, brown, and dark tooth stains. If you want to avoid tooth stains in the future, we recommend quitting smoking and tobacco use.

You should also come to All About Smiles every six months for a checkup with Dr. Golly. During your routine visits, she can make sure that your teeth are healthy and that your veneers are in great shape.

You’ll usually see the best results for about two years after your teeth whitening appointment. Using products like whitening toothpaste at home can help prolong your results. And if your teeth ever start to look yellow or stained again, you can come back for a touch-up treatment at All About Smiles.