Your smile—and teeth—are often the first things that people notice about you. When they’re bright and sparkly, you exude health and happiness. But over time, exposure to certain foods and drinks, specific medications, and poor oral hygiene can stain and discolor your teeth. Though the teeth themselves may be healthy, their appearance might say otherwise, so we provide whitening options that will give you a beautiful, youthful-looking, bright smile.
Our whitening services at New Albany Smiles are safe, effective, and long-lasting. There are many over-the-counter products on the market that offer a brighter smile in just a few days, but they are not strong enough to whiten your teeth to the optimum level, and it’s often just a temporary fix that comes with a high price point.
If you’re looking for an easy at-home solution that will work the first time, we offer custom whitening trays that can be worn in the comfort of your home. Dr. Angart, or another member of the team, will sit down with you to show you how to apply the active ingredient to achieve your desired color. We offer KOR® and Opalescence® whitening products and can share with you the features and benefits each product provides. We’ll also make sure you know how and when to wear the trays so they’ll be most effective.
Part of that conversation will be ensuring that you know not to over-bleach your teeth, which can be harmful and uncomfortable. Once you begin your whitening treatment, it’s possible that your teeth may be sensitive to very hot or cold temperatures. You also may experience irritation to the gums for a brief period, but these effects should go away after just a few days.
To avoid long-term harm to your teeth and gums, always follow the product directions and any instructions from Dr. Angart. We’ll set up appointments to monitor your progress so you don’t risk permanently damaging your enamel. We can create an individualized whitening plan that fits your budget and gets you to the shade you’re hoping for.