Teeth Whitening

Flagstaff Downtown Dental – Family & Cosmetic Dentistry


Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple bleaching procedure.

What Are the Details of Teeth Whitening?

It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.

In only a day or two your custom bleach splints will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear splints. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special bleaching agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. We’ll want to take after photos at your next appointment.


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Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful brilliant smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.

Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening

  • Corrects brown, yellow and (sometimes) spotted tooth staining
  • Works on people of any age (minimum 16 years)
  • Is a near-permanent solution for a dull smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive

An impression is taken to make a specialized mouth-guard or stent to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night for about an hour per day for a week or two, and at the end of this time, significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate. Sometimes the ultimate result requires both.

Considerations for Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can cause harm to the gums, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends. Also, our custom made trays allow more universal whitening. Leakage near the gum line is limited with custom trays, helping to avoid darkness near the gums.

Call our Flagstaff downtown office today to get started on a beautiful bright smile! Flagstaff Office Phone Number 928-774-1168. Also, learn more here

Disclaimer: The above information is only valid when using Dr. Bacon and Dr. Lerud‘s whitening procedures under their supervision.