Teeth Whitening at Great Grins for KIDS in Portland, OR
Just like you, the smile of your child is the first thing that others notice. When they smile, their teeth are placed front and center. A dull, discolored smile can significantly impact the impressions they leave, whether they know it or not. Discoloration can even impact their confidence, leading them to hide their smile at any cost. Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasivedental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel, and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth. At Great Grins for KIDS - Portland, we can restore the natural brightness to their smile, greatly improving their confidence with bleaching.
What is Bleaching?
Tooth enamel is naturally bright white in color. However, there are numerous factors that can contribute to discoloration, including the foods and beverages your child consumes, certain types of medications, and many more. Even natural factors, such as wear on the enamel or natural discoloration can lead to a dull smile that can significantly impact their confidence and lead your child to hide their smile from everyone around them. No one should feel embarrassed by their smile. Bleaching is a treatment designed to restore the bright white color to the tooth enamel, giving your child a more beautiful, more confident smile.
Reasons for Teeth Whitening
|•||Naturally yellow or brown stained teeth
|•||Normal wear of outer tooth layer
|•||Stained teeth due to diet
|•||Just want a brighter, whiter grin
How Does Bleaching Work?
We offer whitening trays to help your child achieve a whiter smile. It is also included in the price of orthodontic treatment to help enhance their smile following the removal of their braces. Whitening trays enable your child to whiten their teeth at home. To get trays, two visits are required. During the first visit, impressions are taken, which are used to create their trays. During the second visit, we provide your child with their trays, whitening solution, and instructions for use. The trays are meant to be worn twice a day or overnight depending upon their specific situation. If your child has any restorations, such as a crown or composite bonding, these will need to be replaced following bleaching as they cannot be whitened.
Why Not Use OTC Whiteners?
You have probably noticed a myriad of whitening products in the oral care aisle when you go shopping. There are rows and rows of whitening toothpaste, strips, gels, and more. These products only contain low levels of bleaching agents. They may be helpful if your child has minor surface stains, but if your child is looking for drastic results, professional treatment will provide the best results.
Is Bleaching Permanent?
While bleaching is effective, it is not permanent. Without proper care, discoloration can return. It is important that your child continue to brush and floss their teeth regularly and limit staining [[[page|39065foods and drinks]]]. Periodic touch-ups can also help your child maintain their new smile longer.
How Safe is Bleaching?
Many parents are concerned about the safety of bleaching. The treatment is both effective as well as safe. Your child may notice some tooth sensitivity during the course of their treatment. This is completely normal, and it can be managed with a toothpaste designed to treat sensitivity. Once their treatment is complete, the sensitivity will begin to subside, leaving only a beautiful, bright, confident smile.
With bleaching, we can help to give your child brighter teeth, greatly enhancing the quality of their smile. Call Great Grins for KIDS - Portland at (971) 470-0054 for more information and to find out if bleaching is right for your child today.