Teeth Whitening FAQs Answered by Your West Des Moines Dentist

What is involved with professional teeth whitening?

At our West Des Moines dental office, we offer take-home teeth whitening kits for lightening your smile several shades brighter. At your cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Jessica Johnson will determine if teeth whitening is indicated for your specific situation. If you are a candidate for teeth whitening, we will take an impression of your smile for your custom-fit teeth whitening trays. With professional grade whitening gel and specific instructions from our West Des Moines dentist, you can enjoy teeth whitening form the comfort of your own home.

What are the advantages to professional teeth whitening?

One of the main factors for success in teeth whitening is the fit of the appliance to your teeth. Whitening strips often leave behind discoloration on crooked teeth or in crevices because they do not optimally adhere to your teeth. Your custom-fabricated whitening trays will fit perfectly with your smile shape allowing for optimal application of the whitening gel.

Teeth whitening from our West Des Moines cosmetic dentist is also superior because of the professional-grade whitening gel. Unlike over-the-counter whitening products, our teeth whitening uses whitening gel that oxidizes the tooth, allowing for discoloration to disperse at a deeper level than just surface stains.

Can I whiten my porcelain veneers or dental crowns?

Teeth whitening is not recommended for dental restorations like porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and cosmetic bonding. Dental work will not respond the same way to whitening as your natural tooth. If you want to remove stains from dental restorations like porcelain veneers, you may have some options with a dental cleaning. Otherwise, our cosmetic dentist may recommend replacing your old cosmetic dental work.

Cosmetic Dentist in West Des Moines

If you are interested in brightening your smile the fast and convenient way, contact Dr. Jessica Johnson for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. You can make an appointment at, Valley Ridge Family Dental, our West Des Moines dental office, by calling 515.223.9764. We serve patients from West Des Moines, Waukee, Clive, Urbandale, and the surrounding communities.

Contact

MapValley Ridge Family Dental
6150 Village View Drive, #109,
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
Phone: 515.223.9764
After-hours emergency: 515.423.0445
Fax: 515.327.6230

Office Hours

Monday: 8 am-5 pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 8 am-5 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am- 1:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm