Teeth Whitening for Adolescents

Brighten your child’s smile with Teeth Whitening from Canyon Ridge Pediatric Dentistry

pediatric-dentist-castle-rock-teeth-whitening-for-teensTeeth Whitening is a very simple and effective way to increase the brightness of your child’s smile.

Teeth whitening is performed after all of the permanent teeth come in and usually after orthodontic treatment is completed. It works by bleaching the yellow pigments in the teeth to make them appear whiter and brighter.

The first step in whitening is to make well-fitting custom dental trays for your child’s mouth. Dr. Marc D. Thomas will then provide prescription strength bleaching gel. After several times whitening the teeth at home you will notice a fast and positive change in your child’s smile. The custom trays and whitening gel can be used for years to whiten smiles.

There are many whitening gimmicks available but the type provided by Canyon Ridge Pediatric Dentistry is the most safe and effective. Laser whitening tends to dry the teeth out which causes only temporary whitening and is painful. Over the counter whitening strips can be effective but only whiten six teeth and not all twenty-eight teeth in the mouth.

The most common time to consider  teeth whitening is to prepare for a big school event or when leaving for college. If interested please ask us at your next cleaning appointment or call us today to schedule a teeth whitening appointment. Canyon Ridge Pediatric Dentistry sees patients from Lone Tree, Centennial, Elizabeth, Highlands Ranch, The Pinery, and Aurora for appointments at our Castle Rock and Parker locations. If a whitening consult  will be your child’s first trip to our practice, please take a moment to look at our new patient information page.