Bend Teeth Whitening
KöR Whitening is a professional whitening system where Dr DiGiulio, a Bend dentist, manages your tooth whitening process. She does this by helping you decide what type of whitening is best for you, and then either administers the process directly in her office, or provides a prescription to you for self-administering at-home, or a combination of both.
The three types of professional teeth whitening systems Dr DiGiulo may suggest, when visiting her dental office in Bend, are in-office whitening, custom-at-home-tray system, or a combination of both.. For an in-office whitening treatment, Dr DiGiulio, a Bend cosmetic dentist, will expertly apply the prescription strength whitening gel directly on your teeth and, depending on the system being used, may or may not utilize an energy source like light or laser to enhance the whitening power of the peroxide gel. Another service Dr DiGiulio may offer is fitting you for a custom home whitening tray. These powerful whitening options are only available through your dentist or dental professional. For a consultation in Dr DiGiulio’s Bend dental office, Cornerstone Family Dentistry, call 541.389.2885
Teeth Whitening Bend, Oregon
What Steps Are Involved With In-Office Whitening?
Dr DiGiulio employs the KöR Professional Whitening system for the best in-office whitening and at-home whitening.
The first thing that will happen when you receive in-office teeth whitening, at her Bend dental office, is that Dr DiGiulio will need to establish your baseline tooth color/hue/shade. This gives Dr DiGiulio an idea of exactly how stained your teeth are, and how deep the stains are into your teeth. Dr DiGiulio has an assortment of colored tabs that will be compared against your teeth. This allows Dr DiGiulio to record precisely how stained your teeth are when you came in, and define the effectiveness of the teeth whitening procedure based on the number of shades your teeth improve by. Dr DiGiulio also likes to take a picture of your mouth as a means of visually capturing the transformation from stained to whitened teeth.
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After a baseline is established, Dr DiGiulio, an adept Bend cosmetic dentist , will cover your lips and gums so that the peroxide gel does not touch sensitive oral soft tissue. Next, a barrier material in the form of a liquid is applied to the gums and then dried with a curing light. This is done protect the gums from the high concentration peroxide. It is essential that all the soft tissue of the mouth are protected to avoid irritation. Finally, a whitening gel is applied to your teeth by Dr DiGiulio. Some systems use a light source, such as a UV whitening lamp, designed to accentuate the whitening process.
For a consultation in Dr DiGiulio’s Bend dental office call 541.389.2885
For light-assisted procedures, a lighted energy source and is focused directly on the teeth. This light activates the gel and the whitening process is initiated. This is usually done in 3 to 4 sessions, with each session lasting anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, once again depending on the system used. At the end of each session, the whitening gel is removed from the teeth and a fresh coat of gel is reapplied. This is done because most whitening gels contain hydrogen peroxide which is highly reactive, meaning it works quickly. The entire process of in-office teeth whitening usually takes about 60 minutes to 2 hours from start to finish. For in-office procedures that do not use a light or laser source, the steps are almost identical. For a consultation with Dr DiGiulio, a Bend dentist, office call 541.389.2885
Teeth Whitening Costs
What Is The Cost of In-Office Whitening?
One benefit of in-office bleaching is most of Dr DiGiulio’s patients can have one treatment, in her Bend dental office, and achieve optimal results. This means that patients only have to pay for one treatment. While this is generally the most expensive option for whitening teeth, the results are immediate and often dramatic. The procedure fees for in-office whitening vary by dentists and can range from $199-$750 dollars. One of the reasons the price range varies so much is that some dentists include additional services with their whitening procedure, thus offering a more inclusive treatment. A consultation with Dr DiGiulio is the best way to find out how much in-office whitening will cost for your particular level of staining, and how many treatments will be necessary. If you would like to see a dentist in Bend Oregon for any Whitening procedure, please call our dental office in Bend, Oregon.
Professionally supervised and dispensed products such as at-home whitening trays with gel, can be less expensive but take longer to achieve peak results. With fees ranging from $99 to $399 dollars, patients can have a custom tray fitted by Dr DiGiulio, which they will wear when convenient or while sleeping for approximately one-to-two weeks. While this method can ultimately achieve the same results as energy assisted in-office bleaching, the results are not immediate. For a consultation in Dr DiGiulio’s Bend dental office call 541.389.2885
Teeth Whitening Results
The Results From In-Office Bleaching
There is a reason that many high profile individuals use an in-office bleaching system, the results can be immediate and dramatic. By working with Dr DiGiulio, a Bend Cosmetic Dentist, you will be able to determine exactly how white you want your teeth. Clinical studies have demonstrated that in one office visit, the average result is up to 8 shades lighter. These results can last anywhere from six months to as long as two years with the use of professional maintenance products such as toothpastes, rinses, and at-home/ between-visit bleaching kits. Lifestyle, diet and genetics will also affect how long whitening will last before re-treatment is recommended. Dr DiGiulio will provide you with your best options. For a consultation in Dr DiGiulio’s Bend dental office call 541.389.2885
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments required will depend upon the individualized treatment plan Dr DiGiuio designs for you, and your particular level of staining. Some stains are deep, or caused by antibiotics given to patients while they were young and their teeth were still forming. These stains can be more stubborn to get out and will need Dr DiGiulio’s studied eye to achieve the most favorable results. For most of Dr DiGiulio’s patients, however, whether due to drinking staining beverages such as coffee or red wine, smoking cigarettes, or due to age, will be able to dramatically whiten their teeth with in a single visit.  For a consultation with Dr DiGiulio, a Bend Or Dentist, call 541.389.2885
Teeth Whitening in Bend Oregon
Numerous dental patients feel extremely embarrassed about the fact that their teeth are badly stained or discolored. Although there are quite a few in-home teeth whitening options that are available these days, they are not normally able to provide patients like these with results that are both satisfactory and long-lasting. As a result, it is strongly recommended that these patients have their teeth whitening in Bend Oregon performed by a dentist.
Teeth Whitening – What to Expect
Patients who may have performed in-home teeth whitening in the past will be used to using products that consist of whitening strips that are placed directly on the teeth or trays that contain the whitening solution that get placed in the mouth for a predetermined amount of time. While these treatment options can work in cases where patients are not able to have Bend teeth whitening performed by their dentists, the results thereof cannot compare to those that are obtained by means of laser teeth whitening that is performed by a dentist. In fact, when Bend Oregon teeth whitening is performed by an experienced dentist, most patients have reported seeing results virtually immediately.
A Quick and Simple Procedure
Although many dental patients are under the impression that teeth whitening in Bend Oregon require numerous sessions at a dentist’s office, this is not the case. In many instances, the results of laser or Zoom teeth whitening procedures can be obtained in as little as 30 to 45 minutes at the most. This means that patients who do not have a lot of time on their hands can still obtain the best possible results when having their teeth whitened by their friendly dentist. Only in cases where a patient’s teeth are badly stained will more than one treatment be required; however, the dentist will advise the patient in advance if this is the case.
Cost of Teeth Whitening in Bend Oregon
While many oral care patients may think that having teeth whitening in Bend Oregon performed is an expensive process, this is usually not the case. In most instances, top quality teeth whitening treatments can start from as little as $250 per session, which is relatively affordable for most patients. Although purchasing most of the in-home teeth whitening kits will normally be quite a bit cheaper than this, patients need to understand that they will get what they pay for in cases like this. In many cases, in-home treatments will simply not be able to provide the best possible end results, which is why it is recommended that patients only have whitening performed by a qualified dentist.
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Potential Side Effects
As with any form of dental treatment, patients who have teeth whitening in Bend Oregon performed could end up experiencing side effects afterwards. In most cases though, this will be limited to the patient experiencing extremely sensitive teeth for a few days after completing the treatment. This is especially true if any forms of in-home bleach or whitening kits are used, as these rely on extremely high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide to bleach the teeth and remove any discoloration. However, patients who have laser or Zoom teeth whitening performed will usually not experience as much sensitivity. If it persists for longer than a few days though, the dentist should be informed.
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Appointments are Essential
Patients who would like to have teeth whitening in Bend Oregon should ensure that they schedule an appointment with us, as this will ensure that they will not experience the inconvenience of waiting any longer than necessary to be seen by the dentist. During the consultation, the dentist will explain the teeth whitening Bend process that will be used in order to get the best possible end results. In some cases, patients will be given additional treatment products to use at home after having teeth whitening in Bend Oregon performed. However, in most cases, the cost of these will usually be included in the cost of the initial treatment being performed in the dentist’s consulting rooms as well.
In cases where oral care patients have dental health insurance, this cost may sometimes be covered in full. However, in most cases, patients will have to pay for teeth whitening in bend Oregon themselves, as it is normally classified as a cosmetic treatment option. Patients who would like to have teeth whitening performed but who cannot afford it should discuss the possibility of a payment plan with us at the time of scheduling their first appointment with us.