Teeth Whitening At Home in Grand Rapids

At Home Teeth Whitening in Grand Rapids, Kentwood, East Grand Rapids, MI

At the office of Dr. Peter Zwier, DDS in Grand Rapids, we offer different teeth whitening treatments to choose from depending on your needs. There are many reasons why our teeth may become stained, making patients self-conscious of their smile. Consuming darkly colored beverages and tobacco use are the two major causes of stained teeth. However, age, trauma, and medications can also cause teeth to change color.

At our office, our patients have had great long-term success using trays paired with tooth whitening gel. Teeth whitening trays are often made of a flexible material for a comfortable fit. Whitening gel can be applied into the tray, and the tray is placed in your mouth, whitening around and in between the teeth.

We personally make teeth whitening trays to suit the exact shape of our patients’ mouths for superior fit and comfort. This method is the most cost effective way to whiten your teeth. For less than $14 a day you can have a whiter smile in two weeks!

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Teeth Whitening in East Grand Rapids

We also provide in-office laser tooth whitening. This method is ideal for anyone who needs immediate results, like for professional headshots or weddings. Teeth whitening uses products that contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to bleach the tooth enamel. A protective gel or rubber shield will be applied to protect the gums. A bleach will then be applied to the teeth, and a laser may be used to enhance results. After treatment, patients usually continue their treatment with tooth whitening gel and trays – as well as additional office visits, if requested.

Following teeth whitening, patients may experience tooth sensitivity. This occurs when whitening agents break through the enamel and irritates the tooth nerve. This sensitivity is usually temporary, and should resolve within a few days.

If you are interested in teeth whitening for a whiter, brighter smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Zwier today ​by calling 616-682-7271 or stop by our East Grand Rapids office.