3333 S Wadsworth Blvd

Unit D305, Lakewood, CO 80227

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Cosmetic dentistry has become more common and more and more people have decided to get their teeth whitened to get the perfect smile. There are many different ways that you can whiten your teeth. These options range from teeth whitening kits at home all the way to getting them whitened professionally at a dental clinic. Here are some ways that you can get your teeth whitened, and the best method to do this.

Ways that you can get your teeth whitened:

1.) One of the ways that you can get your teeth whitened is by using at-home whitening kits. These kits are used by many people however, these kits are not very efficient and they can damage your teeth more than they can help them. These at-home whitening kits usually include some sort of paste or gel that is placed on your teeth for some period of time. During this time, the chemical that is inside the paste or the gel can be damaging the enamel on your teeth. The enamel in our teeth is the hard white surface the covers the entire tooth. When the enamel is destroyed, the tooth can become transparent and this is proof that the enamel has been damaged. The downside of this is that once the enamel is destroyed, it can no longer be replaced.

2.) Getting your teeth whitened with a professional is the best method to get your teeth whitened. This option can be done with your dentist at the dental clinic that you go to. This is considered to be the best method because it is the safest way to do it and because it is considered to have the best results. You will be able to get your teeth whitened with an equal amount of white shade on each tooth. This is important because your teeth will be properly taken care of and they will also be looking better. The at-home whitening kits will not give you the equal shade of white on all of your teeth. It will only damage it and your teeth will not be looking professionally done.

Before you get your teeth whitened, it is important that you do your research and find the option that best fits your needs. Talking to a professional will help you determine what the best option is for your needs.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

On March 19th, Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order requiring that all dental offices suspend operations for elective procedures until April 14th. If you have an appointment scheduled before April 14th, we will be calling to reschedule your appointment. Please be patient with us as we work through these logistics.

I will remain available for any person who is experiencing dental pain, infection, or swelling, however, all other procedures are being postponed. To reach me for urgent dental needs please call the office for the emergency number and leave a message. We will continue to monitor the situation and make updates as more guidance becomes available from the State, CDC and the Colorado Dental Association.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time and we are wishing everyone good health.
Dr. Travis Barr