• Teeth Whitening

  • We feel that every patient in our practice deserved to have a smile they can be proud of. We are excited to offer our patients a unique program we call Lifetime Whitening. When you come to our office for your regular recommended prevention examination with x-rays and cleaning, we will provide you with custom bleaching trays and materials for a one time enrollment fee of $99.00. (This is a savings of more than $300.00!) Then, at each recommended prevention visit we will give you a complimentary touch up kit of two tubes of bleaching gel. This ensures that you will be able to keep your teeth bright and beautiful for life!

    All we ask in return is:

    • You keep your regular recommended prevention visits current. Your long term dental health is as important to us as it is to you. Our patients have found that these regular visits help greatly reduce emergencies. That is why we are happy to provide this extra bonus for our patients who are committed to their dental health.*
    • Provide at least 2 business days notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment. In order to provide exceptional services like Lifetime Whitening to all of our patients, we ask  that you give us the courtesy of advanced notice for schedule changes.

    We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and look forward to seeing your bright smile for many years to come!

  • Tooth enamel comes in different shades and may change over time. While there are a variety of methods available that can help whiten teeth, they might not all be right for you.

    If you’d like to whiten your teeth, the dental professionals at Grand Haven Dental Care are more than happy to review all of your options with you. We’ve been helping patients in Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Nunica, Ferrysburg, West Olive, and the surrounding areas for over 28 years get the white smiles they’ve always wanted.

    Why aren’t my teeth white?

    There are a few different reasons why your teeth are not as white as you’d like. Some causes may be associated with:

    • Age
    • Injury
    • Genetics
    • Sickness
    • Medicine
    • Tobacco use
    • Contact with certain foods or drinks
    • Excess fluoride during tooth development

    Despite the reasons for the state of your teeth, with today’s technology, there are many different options to brighten your smile.

  • How can I whiten my teeth?

    Depending on your desired results, you may opt for a process you can do from the comfort of your own home, or one that is administered in a dental office.

    Self-Applications

    There are a range of at-home processes you may use to whiten your teeth. Whitening toothpastes, strips, and trays are some of the more common options.  

    Toothpaste

    This is the gentlest kind of whitening technique. You can use whitening toothpaste at home without the supervision of a dental professional. This technique usually doesn’t have side effects because it whitens using a polishing action instead of chemicals.

    Whitening toothpaste can lighten your teeth, but it will not get your teeth as white as other products containing harsh chemicals. When used correctly, it should whiten your teeth slowly over a few days or weeks. While most whitening toothpastes can easily be bought over the counter, they have not all earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. In regards to oral hygiene, it is best to use products that have been reviewed by the ADA and carry their Seal of Acceptance.

    Strips

    Many brands offer over-the-counter whitening strips. While they can produce the results you desire, they should only be used as directed. If you have any concerns, contact a dentist to determine if you are a good candidate for at-home whitening strips.

    Trays

    Dental professionals can custom fit a tray for your teeth that you take home and use with whitening gel to brighten your teeth. Be sure to ask your dentist any questions you may have regarding this procedure.

  • Office Treatments

    For tougher stains, quicker change, and a bigger difference, an in-office whitening treatment might be right for you.  Dental professionals are specially trained to administer a higher dosage of peroxide to get your teeth whiter than you can at home. A laser or light may also be used along with the peroxide. To protect your gums, the dental professionals may use a gel or thin sheet of rubber. While in-office treatments cannot be done at home, the process is very quick and the most effective.

    How do I take care of my teeth after a whitening treatment?

    If you are utilizing a toothpaste or strips, carefully follow the instructions included in the packaging. When being fitted for a dental tray or treated for other in-office whitening procedures, the dental professionals will instruct you on how to take care of your teeth after your treatment. In some cases, your teeth and gums may be sensitive or susceptible after a whitening session. To promote white teeth, avoid stain-causing foods, drinks, and tobacco.

    Grand Haven Dental Care loves seeing the joy a whiter smile can bring to patients from Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Nunica, Ferrysburg, West Olive, and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at (616) 847-0900 to schedule an appointment to go over the ways we can bring that joy into your life!