Teeth Whitening

5th Ave Smile

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Aurora, CO

You don’t have to feel self-conscious or avoid smiling because your teeth are stained or yellow. Get a smile you’re confident about with a thorough teeth cleaning, dental exam with digital X-rays, and teeth whitening services all in the same day for under $450 from 5th Ave Smile in Aurora, Colorado. Schedule your appointment today by calling the practice or using the convenient online booking tool.

Teeth Whitening

What is teeth whitening?

Lifestyle and diet choices cause teeth to change color over time. The pores of tooth enamel hold stains and cause teeth to look yellow, but restoring their color is an option with cosmetic teeth whitening. 

Teeth whitening is a process to remove stains and discoloration caused by:

  • Smoking
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Drinking dark-colored beverages like red wine, cola, and coffee
  • Eating dark-colored berries like blueberries and blackberries
  • Excessive fluoride
  • Prescription medications

Your teeth can look yellow over time even if you always use a straw when drinking dark-colored beverages or avoid them altogether and practice good oral hygiene. 

As we age, the enamel on our teeth becomes thinner, which gives our naturally white teeth a yellow appearance. 

Who is a candidate for teeth whitening?

If you’re over age 16, have healthy gums, and don’t have many fillings, you are likely a good candidate for teeth whitening. 

It’s not recommended to get your teeth whitened if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, allergic to peroxide, or have extensive dental work with fillings, veneers, bridges, or crowns. 

The material used to fill cavities doesn’t respond to the whitening gel the same way natural teeth do, so a mouth full of fillings will not produce good results after teeth whitening. People with sensitive teeth are also not good candidates for teeth whitening.

What is the tooth whitening process?

At 5th Ave Smile, your dentist first cleans your teeth, completes an exam, and takes X-rays. Then, your dentist uses a tooth whitening process involving hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel and special lights. 

Your gums and lips are protected while your dentist applies the whitening gel and light to break up stains and penetrate your teeth. You leave the office with a bright, white smile you’ll want to show off!

Find out if you’re a candidate for teeth whitening by calling 5th Ave Smile or using the online scheduling tool.