Teeth Whitening

Berger Family Dental

Robert Berger, DDS

Family Dentist located in Reynoldsburg, OH

Do stains and discolorations make you self-conscious about your smile? Then it’s time to do something about it. Robert Berger, DDS, and his team at Berger Family Dental in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, have the solution. They provide professional teeth whitening services that can brighten your smile by several shades safely and effectively. Come see for yourself and set up an appointment by calling the office or booking online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening refers to the process of bleaching your teeth to break up the concentration of stains and discoloration. The results are whiter, healthier looking teeth you’ll be proud to show off.

If you’re interested in brightening your smile, professional teeth whitening is the way to go, as it’s both cost-effective and convenient. Professional whitening is preferable to over-the-counter options since professional-grade whitening agents have a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, making the results more noticeable and long-lasting.

What causes tooth stains and discoloration?

The most common cause of tooth stains and discolorations is the intake of certain foods and beverages, including: 

  • Coffee
  • Dark tea
  • Red wine
  • Mustard
  • Berries
  • Tomato sauce

Another common cause of teeth discoloration is the natural wear and tear that comes as you age. Over time, the enamel of your teeth wears down, revealing the dentin — the yellowish layer beneath. Chewing or smoking tobacco can also cause stains and discoloration.

How does teeth whitening work?

Dr. Berger offers Opalescence® take-home whitening kits that help you brighten your smile conveniently at home. In just a few weeks, you can experience transformative cosmetic results. 

Each take-home kit includes semi-custom preloaded trays lined with a powerful whitening gel. They’re easy and convenient to use. You’ll wear the gel-lined tray, biting into it for a set amount of time. The whitening gel acts quickly, going to work on stains and discoloration almost instantly. After each whitening session, your teeth may be sensitive, but this feeling should subside quickly on its own. 

You’ll just follow the schedule outlined by Dr. Berger and you’ll begin to notice results within a few days of starting. 

How long do teeth whitening results last?

Teeth whitening results should last 1-2 years, if not longer. The key to maintaining your whitening results is continuing to brush and floss diligently. Also, try to limit your intake of stain-causing foods and drinks.

If your smile needs a whitening touch-up, schedule an in-office whitening or a consultation to learn more about take-home whitening kits by calling the Berger Family Dental office or requesting an appointment online.