Teeth Whitening

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If your wondering how you can get teeth whitening like celebrities in OKC, you are in the right place. Teeth whitening and teeth polishing can brighten your smile in just one appointment. That’s right! Teeth whitening can remove common stains from coffee, tea, or everyday discoloration. Yes, you can get teeth whitening that actually works in OKC from Dr. Cohlmia.

Should I Get Teeth Whitening Without a Dentist?

It is possible to whiten your teeth with over-the-counter products from your local grocery store. However, these options rarely form exactly to your teeth and often miss spots. Thus, a teeth whitening gel could leave a blotchy appearance. At Family Dental Center in OKC, we offer two types of teeth whitening treatments. First is at-home teeth whitening. In this situation, our Family Dental Center team will create custom-fit whitening trays for you. Then, at home, you will place prescription strength whitening gel in the tray. The second option is in-office teeth whitening. This is a popular choice because patients can brighten their teeth multiple shades in just one appointment.

What Teeth Whitening Products Actually Work?

From teeth whitening strips to teeth whitening gels, how can you choose the best product? The Family Dental Center in OKC recommends Opalescence Boost, an in-office teeth whitening product, for the quickest and brightest celebrity white smile. If you have an upcoming event or if you would like quick teeth whitening results, choose Boost. In about 1 hour you can leave our OKC office with a beautiful, white smile. Another reason why our OKC dental patients love Boost whitening is that it does not require uncomfortably hot lasers or lights. Simply, Dr. Cohlmia will apply the prescription strength gel to your teeth and about 1 hour later, you will have a beautifully white smile!

Can Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?

Often, when patients have sensitivity during teeth whitening, they have an underlying dental concern. For example, gum disease and cracked or decayed teeth can cause sensitivity during whitening. This happens because the chemical in most teeth whitening, hydrogen peroxide, has easier access to the nerves below your teeth. Before your teeth whitening appointment, plan a dental visit with Dr. Cohlmia to ensure you do not have any of these underlying concerns. With that said, some teeth are naturally more sensitive. For this reason, our in-office teeth whitening option, Opalescence Boost, contains potassium nitrate which helps improve tooth sensitivity. The teeth whitening gel also includes fluoride which strengthens the outer layer of your tooth decreasing the risk of developing cracked or decayed teeth in the future.