Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains

Lafayette Teeth Bleaching

Hello Lafayette! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are the easiest ways Boulder County residents can dramatically improve their appearance.

It is important to realize that not every Boulder smile responds the same to teeth bleaching. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.

2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.

3. Combination: Some Lafayette dental patients have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

It is best to trust fast teeth whitening treatment to the care of an experienced dentist such as Gordon West of Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette. Gordon West and the experienced team of dental professionals at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry have been brightening smiles since 1998. We also offer sedation dentistry, prepless veneers, dental crowns, Invisalign clear braces and teeth whitening.

Upgrade your face value by brightening your smile!

 

Contact Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry:

720-862-3630

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1140 W South Boulder Rd Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado
80026

 


Sparkling Smiles At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry

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Welcome to the Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry dental blog, Lafayette! I am Dr. Gordon West. Today’s post focuses on teeth whitening.

Unfortunately our teeth lose their luster as we grow older, but I see staining on young patients, as well. Boulder area residents of all ages want whiter teeth.

To protect from staining, it is essential to brush after meals to remove substances that can stain. After consuming acidic foods or drinks, however, it is better to rinse your mouth with water to dilute the acid. This will protect your enamel.

Tooth whitening products like kits, strips, whitening mouthwashes, and toothpastes can lighten stains slightly, but for a truly stunning smile, Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry is your brilliant solution!

If you have existing dental work such as porcelain crowns, dental bonding, or veneers, the whitening process can be trickier, but not impossible. Teeth whitening will not lighten the stains on your restorations and your whitened natural teeth will make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we can upgrade your dull restorations including veneers, crowns or bondings.

In-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry and can produce marvelous results over time.

For more information on getting a younger and brighter smile, contact our state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment team at 720-862-3630 for a tooth whitening consultation today!

Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry provides general and cosmetic dentistry including sedation dentistry, dental crowns, and prepless veneers. Ask us about financing options.


Whitening vs Bleaching At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry In Lafayette

Whitening vs Bleaching At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry In Lafayette

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental service that Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry provides in-office or through a take home kit. Results vary, but most patients experience significant lightening that lasts up to a year. Our Lafayette teeth whitening patients affirm that a whiter smile boosts self confidence and can take years of wear and discoloration away to reveal a brighter smile.

Teeth whitening and teeth bleaching, however, mean two different things. Surface cracks and stains develop on tooth enamel, exposing the yellower dentin below the surface. Discoloration can be the result of the natural aging process, illness, genetics, or dark colored food or drink. Foods and beverages that are both dark colored and acidic – like wine, coffee, and tomato sauce  – have even greater staining power.

Teeth whitener can refer to any product used to remove stains from tooth enamel: toothpaste, do it yourself strips, and some mouthwashes are safe and economical and can illuminate teeth with continued, regular use. The extent of whitening varies, and it takes dedicated,  use to see results.

Whitening products that do not contain bleach can usually make teeth two to four shades lighter. These are a good choice for Boulder men and women with sensitive teeth and gums that can react to products containing harsher whitening chemicals. Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry guides pregnant or nursing mothers to pick the non-bleach whitening products.

Teeth bleaching is used to describe a tooth whitening product that contains a form of bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, in varying concentrations. For best results, teeth bleaching should be done in-office by your Colorado cosmetic dentist. Bleaching can frequently achieve more noticeable results, sometimes up to seven shades lighter. Intrinsic stains on the dentin, as well as surface stains can be effectively lightened under an experienced Lafayette dentist’s supervision.

Call the state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment team at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry to schedule a consultation!

My name is Dr. Gordon West and I provide quality dental care in Lafayette. My practice, Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, offers the following services:

sedation dentistry
prepless veneers
dental crowns
gum disease treatment


Center for Advanced Dental Care

The following online articles were used as source material for this post:

Linda Dyett, ‘Teeth Whitening: How it Works and What it Costs,’ Consumer Guide to Dentistry, September 12, 2011, http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/teeth-whitening/.htm, accessed on February 6, 2012

‘How to Whiten Teeth,’ What’s Cooking America, http://whatscookingamerica.net/HealthBeauty/TeethWhitening.htm, accessed on February 6, 2012

 

 

Contact Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry:

720-862-3630

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado
80026

 


Tooth Whitening: In-Office Or At Home?

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If you are planning to whiten your teeth, the vital first step is to elect a whitening method. It may seem like there are a multitude of options, but it’s important to remember that they all employ a peroxide-based whitening solution. The difference lies in the strength of the bleaching solution and method of delivery. In-office whitening procedures generally use a solution with a relatively higher concentration of peroxide. In other words, it is stronger.

Let’s look at the pros and cons of DIY and in-office teeth whitening.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Advantages
Generally less expensive
Doesn’t require a trip to your Lafayette dentist
May cause less tooth sensitive and pain
At-Home Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
Takes longer to achieve desired level of lightening
Whitening appliances don’t protect gum tissue
Solution must be applied many times over a period of weeks

In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Advantages
Pros
Same day results
Administered by a dental professional
Gum tissue is protected
In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
More expensive

Did you know that in order to maintain the brightness achieved from an in-office teeth whitening treatment, a patient must follow up with at-home touch-ups? Therefore, a combination of in-office and DIY methods is often the most effective solution.

A note about non-professional teeth bleaching kiosks:
A few years ago during the height of the tooth-whitening craze, teeth whitening kiosks starting popping up in Boulder area malls. Though some have closed their doors, a few remain in business. urges patients to avoid these establishments. There is little regulatory oversight and customers have no guarantee of the safety of their services or the qualifications of their employees. As always, it is essential to only trust your smile to dental professionals.

Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry advises patients to meet with with their Lafayette dentist before starting any tooth bleaching regimen. An oral examination will help your dentist know if tooth whitening will deliver the results you are seeking. This is especially important when you have tetracycline stains or multiple restorations.

 

 


Does Whitening Toothpaste Work For Boulder?

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Are yellowing teeth getting you down? If so, you are not alone! Some of the most common concerns of Boulder County, Louisville, and Broomfield dental patients pertain to cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening.

Because many dental products such as toothpastes and mouthwashes say they can improve your teeth, it’s natural to examine changing your brand of toothpaste.

Whitening toothpastes work by adding chemical agents that can gently polish and whiten teeth. However, these substances can only remove stains that are on the surface of the teeth. This generally results in whitening by roughly one shade.

On the other hand, plenty of Lafayette dentists offer rapid in-office teeth whitening procedures that can typically beautify your teeth anywhere from three to eight or more shades. That is quite a difference!

Once you see the dramatic changes that can happen with in-office whitening, why not go for the whole smile makeover? Using unprecedented cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, crowns, inlays, braces, dental implants, bonding, and gum contouring, Boulder dentists are helping patients get the outstanding look they desire.

Hi, I’m Dr. Gordon West, a Lafayette dentist. If you are looking for quality dental care in the Boulder County, Louisville, or Broomfield area, I hope you’ll give us a call at 720-862-3630.

Here at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we offer sedation dentistry, prepless veneers, dental crowns, and Invisalign clear braces.

Call for your appointment today!

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado
720-862-3630
https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/services/


Pamper Yourself With Professional Teeth Whitening

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Do you ever treat yourself to a few hours of pampering and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed? Perhaps you get a massage or have dinner at a nice Boulder restaurant.

Have you ever thought about getting your teeth whitened? You get to relax in a comfy chair and enjoy a bright smile when you leave. Our outstanding dental practice in Lafayette has a warm, friendly, and relaxing atmosphere.

The proven teeth whitening system used in our Lafayette practice has been thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness. We brighten smiles every day and have hundreds of satisfied Lafayette cosmetic dental patients.

If you are in need of cosmetic dentistry to remedy some problems with your smile, we can also help you with that at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette. We have beautified countless Boulder area smiles using a variety of common and not-so-common cosmetic dental procedures.

Ask us about invisible braces, crown lengthening treatment, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers and tooth implants. To schedule a teeth whitening or cosmetic dental consultation, call Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry at 720-862-3630. We are singular dental practice serving the greater Boulder area from our well-appointed Lafayette facility.

You deserve to be pampered! Experience a comfortable, relaxing dental visit and receive top quality dental care at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry.


Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Boulder Residents Perfect Smiles

Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Boulder Residents Perfect Smiles

Hi. I’m Dr. Gordon West, and I’ve been a dentist here in Lafayette since 1998. One of my favorite things about being a dentist is seeing how my Lafayette area patients find renewed confidence in themselves after a smile makeover.

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your smile, call me today at 720-862-3630 so we can talk about your cosmetic dentistry options.

There have been numerous advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry in recent years and you may be surprised to find out what your Lafayette dentist can do for your smile.

Teeth whitening is a common procedure in Boulder dental offices, but the results can be dramatic! Brighter teeth can be the centerpiece of your new, youthful look.

Veneers are designed to cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. These are useful for Lafayette patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to hide.

Enamel shaping, bonding, and braces are other important procedures that can be used to help your teeth look their best.

So, why wait, Boulder? Now is the time to get the smile you’ve always wanted, and I’m here to help. The state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment staff here at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry would love to answer any questions you have about these cosmetic dentistry procedures as well as bridges, crowns, and general oral health.

We are currently accepting new patients, so contact us today!

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado
720-862-3630
https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/services/


Affordable Teeth Whitening?

Affordable Boulder Tooth Whitening If you are like most Boulder web users, you have probably seen the multitude of ads for ‘free teeth whitening kits’.

Some show a ‘real Boulder mom’ who discovered a ‘tooth whitening secret’. Others assure you that their system is the one that ‘Boulder County dentists don’t want you to know about’. Many contain a link to a page that contains a convincing Lafayette, CO tooth whitening testimonial. They bolster their legitimacy by aligning themselves with respected companies such as CNN, USA Today and Forbes.

Unfortunately, most of these are rip-offs. In a recent article, the Better Business Bureau explains the scam:

The countless Web sites for various teeth whitening products claim to offer a no-risk, money back guarantee, free trial of the product. To sign up, customers must provide a credit or debit card number to cover shipping. Complainants to BBB state that they are billed before their trial ends and continue to be billed after they have told the company they want to cancel.

Complainants also may find mystery charges for other companies and services that they didn’t realize they were signing up for with their ‘free’ trial.

The BBB has received complaints about the following company/product names:

  • Dazzle White
  • White Smile
  • Teeth Smile
  • Dazzle Smile
  • Ivory White
  • Max White
  • My Whitening
  • Gleaming White Smile
  • Advanced Wellness Research

Don’t trust your smile to an internet scammer. Your Boulder tooth whitening dental office is the only place for safe teeth bleaching. You don’t want to take a chance with your credit card number or your tooth enamel! Call us at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry for advanced cosmetic dentistry and worry-free tooth whitening. You can reach us at 720-862-3630

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Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

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Hello Lafayette, CO! Has your smile lost its luster? Are your teeth discolored? If flashing a pearly white smile is important to you I can help. My name is Dr. Gordon West and I have been creating whiter, brighter smiles for patients in the Lafayette area since 1998 at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry.

Whether your teeth have been stained through sipping dark-colored drinks such as red wine or coffee or if smoking has left your teeth brown and dull, my staff and I at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry can whiten your teeth and intensify your smile.

Maybe you have injured your tooth in some way causing it to turn gray. We offer several solutions to restore the color to your tooth. When you come in for a consultation we will determine which cosmetic dental procedure is best for your teeth.

Your smile the first thing people notice, I will make sure your smile is brilliant and absolutely unforgettable!

At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry we not only offer tooth whitening to our Lafayette, CO area patients, we also specialize in cosmetic dentistry.

If you or your family need porcelain veneers or dental implants we invite you to come in for a dental consultation. We are located at 1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201, Lafayette, CO.

Invest in a white, bright smile! Call Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette today at 720-862-3630 or visit https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com.

Thanks for visiting my cosmetic dental blog!

– Dr. Gordon West


Bright Smiles In Boulder County

Hello Boulder County! Do you want brighter, whiter teeth? Most Boulder County folks notice their teeth dulling as the years go by, but some foods, drinks, and even mouthwashes can stain teeth at any age.

Over-the-counter tooth whitening products like kits, strips, or toothpastes may slightly lighten stains, but for a truly brilliant smile, Dr. Gordon West can help!

If you have dental veneers, bonding, or bridges, teeth whitening bleach will not lighten the stains and your whitened natural teeth will make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we can recommend new cosmetic dental work, including veneers or bondings, if these have aged and discolored.

Remember, anything that can stain a white tee shirt can stain teeth.

Fortunately, brushing after meals can keep stains at bay, however with acidic foods or drinks, just rinse your mouth with water. Brushing right away can erode enamel, causing thinner teeth as we age.

Boulder County in-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Take-home professional teeth whitening kits are also available at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry and can produce the best results over time.

For more information on getting a younger and brighter smile, contact our caring staff for a smile brightening consultation today!

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
720-862-3630
https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/