Dr. Shank is both highly skilled in providing exceptional dentistry and in treating patients gently and with compassion. His commitment to comprehensive patient care is apparent from your very first visit.
Teeth Whitening in Indianapolis
White smiles are indicative of health and beauty in our society. Dark and stained teeth can make you feel self-conscious and even age your appearance. Unfortunately, it is an unpleasant reality even if you don’t use tobacco or drink coffee. Colorful food and drinks, including some of the healthiest ones, can also stain your tooth enamel.
Over-the-counter products may provide some improvement but fail to penetrate the deep stains trapped in the pores of your enamel, and results may be disappointing or cause unexpected side effects. Teeth whitening under the experienced guidance of a dentist will always provide better results.
Shank Dentistry offers teeth whitening solutions to help our patients remove these stains from their teeth and maintain a beautiful, youthful smile.
Custom Take-Home Teeth Whitening System
One of our most popular ways to whiten teeth is our take-home system. We begin by taking impressions of your teeth to create custom whitening trays. We create your trays with a small receptacle to hold professional-grade whitening gel on your teeth.
You should wear your trays for the designated amount of time. Dr. Shank will discuss what will work best for you based on your desired level of whitening and whether you are prone to tooth sensitivity.
Repeat your treatment over the course of a week or two, and you can achieve great results – all in the comfort of your own home and on your own time.
Keep your whitening trays! You can use them again should touch-ups to your teeth become necessary.
Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening
For patients who are short on time, our in-office whitening provides results fast. We place professional strength whitening gel on your teeth and allow it to bleach away stains for about 20 minutes. We can then repeat the process to achieve the results you want.
In-office whitening allows you to come in for a dental appointment and walk out with a whiter smile. This is extremely convenient, especially if you have an upcoming wedding, class reunion, vacation, or holiday where you are trying to make a good impression. A white smile can give you the confidence you want to make your special occasion truly memorable.
Potential Teeth Whitening Side Effects
Using too much whitening gel or leaving your trays in for too long may result in sensitivity. Don’t worry! Sensitivity is temporary and should disappear within a couple of days. If you experience sensitivity due to gum recession, we offer solutions to make whitening possible. Desensitizing gel and fluoride treatments can reduce the side effects of bleaching your teeth.
Contact Our Indianapolis Dental Office for a Dental Appointment
Dr. Shank and our entire team look forward to welcoming you to Shank Dentistry. Having a beautiful smile can change your life, and we can’t wait to give you the smile you have always wanted.