Teeth can become stained when particles build up on the enamel. These particles can occur due to a variety of factors, including food and drinks such as coffee, wine, tea, cola, and tobacco. No matter the cause of your teeth stains, Pinnacle Dental Associates offers safe and effective in-office teeth whitening in Albany, OR.

Who Should Get Their Teeth Whitened?

You should never feel embarrassed about asking if teeth whitening is right for you. Most people who consider teeth whitening services are looking to lighten their teeth and gain a brighter smile. When someone feels good about their smile, they tend to be more self-confident. If you aren’t feeling confident with your smile and looking for something brighter, teeth whitening might be right for you!

Are Whitening Toothpastes Effective?

While teeth whitening toothpastes are popular for their apparent quick-fix solution to discoloration, they are controversial when it comes to safety. These toothpastes typically contain abrasive particles or chemicals that scour off surface stains, which can cause damage to your enamel if used too frequently. That is why it is important to consult your dentist about safe methods to whiten teeth, especially if you have sensitivity.

Our in-office teeth whitening services are done using the Sinsational Smile whitening system, which is almost identical to Zoom™ whitening, but causes less tooth sensitivity, This 60-minute service brightens teeth two to five shades. The Sinsational teeth whitening involves an LED accelerating light that stimulates the gel’s whitening agents to work at a faster pace, leading to a brighter and whiter smile in a shorter time. This treatment is intended to work in conjunction with biannual teeth cleanings. A whitening pen is included for home use to maintain your brighter smile! Any sort of dental work, such as crowns, veneers, or fillings, will not be altered through the whitening process.

What Can You Expect at a Teeth Whitening Appointment?

Patients should expect a one-hour appointment for their in-office whitening application. Sinsational Smiles comes with pre-filled trays that we need to activate with a UV Light. The whitening process itself can take 20-30 minutes, depending on the level of whitening desired.

At the conclusion of the appointment, we compare the shade of the tooth (before and after). Mild sensitivity can be a side effect of whitening but normally subsides after a day or two. Typically, patients experience less sensitivity with Sinsational Smiles due to the lower processing time.

How Long Does It Last?

Sinsational teeth whitening is designed to complement semiannual teeth cleanings. You can safely whiten your teeth every six months and use the whitening pen at home to maintain your brighter smile.

Is There Maintenance Involved?

We love helping patients feel confident with bright, white smiles to share with family and friends. We can provide a consultation at a regularly scheduled appointment with our dentists and team to see if our teeth whitening services are right for you. Call 541-928-9299 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Greg Renyer and Dr. Cheryl Cooper today for teeth whitening in Albany, OR!