Teeth Whitening Specialist

The Van Orman Dental Group

Jeffrey B. Van Orman, DMD

Dentist located in Southwest Metro Area, Lake Oswego, OR

They say a smile is the universal language of kindness, so why not make sure yours is the brightest it can be? Jeffrey Van Orman, DMD can help you flash your best smile with professional teeth whitening at the Van Orman Dental Group in Lake Oswego, Oregon. If you want to whiten your teeth safely and effectively, call the Van Orman Dental Group or book online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is professional teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can brighten your smile by reducing or removing stains or discoloration. It’s a simple treatment with the potential to dramatically make over your smile.

Dr. Van Orman helps you get a sparkling set of pearly whites with convenient take-home teeth whitening kits to use in the comfort of your own home.

What causes yellow teeth?

Even with meticulous oral hygiene habits, it’s common for your teeth to turn yellow or grow discolored over time. Your teeth may naturally turn yellow with age, as the enamel starts to wear away. Additionally, certain substances you eat and drink can leave stains behind.

The most common causes of yellow or stained teeth include:

  • Drinking coffee and tea
  • Drinking red wine
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Taking certain medications, such as tetracycline

What are the benefits of professional teeth whitening?

You’ve probably seen a variety of teeth whitening products at the store, from toothpaste to on-the-go bleaching strips. While these products may claim to work wonders, they don’t come with the expert supervision of a caring dentist.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry recommends getting custom-fitted mouth trays from a professional dentist, such as the ones Dr. Van Orman provides, for the safest and most effective teeth whitening experience.

Who is a good candidate for professional teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is an excellent way to improve the appearance of your smile, but it’s not for everyone. You may be a good candidate for professional teeth whitening if you want to remove mild to moderate stains and discoloration.

This treatment may not be right for you if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Extremely sensitive teeth or gums
  • Discoloration from tooth trauma
  • Worn-down tooth enamel
  • Crowns or veneers on your front-facing teeth

The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening is to discuss your options with Dr. Van Orman. If teeth whitening isn’t right, he may recommend another treatment to enhance your smile, such as veneers.

To learn more about safe and effective teeth whitening, call the Van Orman Dental Group or book an appointment online today.