You Can Wear White After Labor Day with Professional Whitening

Teeth Whitening Taboo style rule No. 1: No wearing white after Labor Day. But in no way does that apply to your teeth!

When it comes to your pearly whites, white is ALWAYS in style. Having stained or yellowing teeth can be a big confidence drag, and that’s why All Smiles Dentistry Albion takes the whiteness of your teeth very seriously. We offer a state-of-the-art whitening program to our patients that will help keep your teeth looking healthy and white, no matter what time of year it is!

Tooth whitening or bleaching is a simple, easy and non-invasive way to whiten your teeth. We use this treatment to change the color of your natural tooth enamel so that the white lasts. The difference between having your teeth professionally whitened and using an at-home kit is your end result. While a professional whitening is not permanent and you’ll likely need to receive a new treatment every few years, at-home treatments need to be repeated much more frequently to ensure that your teeth stay their whitest white. More frequent treatments mean more expenses, more hassles, and results that won’t last as long.

If you choose to have your teeth professionally whitened, we usually need two visits for the treatment. On the first visit, we’ll make a mold or impression of your teeth. These will be used to create custom, clear plastic trays. On the second visit, the trays can be adjusted if needed, and then you’ll take them home and wear them either twice per day for 30 minutes or overnight for a certain period of time with our special whitening solution.

And, for our loyal patients and regular caretakers of their teeth, have you heard about our Free Whitening for Life Program? For every re-care appointment you attend, you may be eligible for one free tube of whitening gel to keep your teeth bright and white – even after Labor Day! Ask your dentist at your next appointment to learn more.

Schedule your next visit to All Smiles Dentistry Albion today by calling us at 585-589-0000 or request your next appointment online now.


How effective are Whitening Rinses?

whitening mouthwashOf course your best course for teeth whitening is the professional route. But in those six months between visits, you will likely enjoy a few glasses of wine and a couple cups of coffee or tea. So taking measures to keep your teeth bright and healthy looking is advised. But there are so many teeth-whitening options.

Of course there are the whitening strips and trays we’ve all heard about. These products do tend to whiten teeth, but they take a lot of dedication. Trays and strips essentially add an extra step to your oral hygiene regiment, weighing on the principle of convenience. They also tend to be time consuming and a little messy. There is even whitening floss available, which—given the inherently minimal contact flossing has on teeth surface—has very marginal proven results.

Your best bet are products allowing you to submerge your teeth in hydrogen peroxide bases without adding steps. Given the typical dentist-recommended oral homecare consists of flossing, rinsing with an ADA-approved mouthwash and brushing, whitening toothpastes and whitening mouthwashes fit this mold.

In addition to reducing dental plaque and subsequently freshening breath, whitening mouthwashes brighten your teeth. Effectively submersing your teeth in such ingredients as hydrogen peroxide, whitening mouthwashes can produce results in as little as 12 weeks. Not believed by most in the dental community as effective as most over-the-counter whitening products, whitening mouthwashes are the most effective for the money and effort.