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Teeth Whitening for a Brighter Smile


A bright, healthy smile makes a lasting impression. Teeth whitening is arguably the simplest and most effective way to enhance your smile, producing stunning results as little as an hour. Whether you opt for a quick, painless teeth whitening session at our welcoming Metairie, LA, office, or use a convenient at-home kit, Gregory S. Strain, D.D.S. Family Dentistry has the tools to help you brighten your teeth effectively and affordably. 

In-Office Teeth Whitening

If you would like to look your best for a special event—or just because you are ready to dramatically brighten your smile—our in-office bleaching system can whiten your teeth by multiple shades in just one hour. Zoom! Whitening has been trusted by tens of thousands of patients nationwide as an efficient way to eliminate stains and discoloration to create a dazzling smile. The process is pretty simple:

  • Your dentist will apply either a rubber guard or a protective gel to help protect your gums.
  • A professional-grade bleaching gel made of hydrogen peroxide will be applied to the surfaces of your teeth.
  • A specialized dental lamp will be used to activate the bleaching agents in the gel in 15-minute cycles.
  • The cycle will be repeated until the desired level of whiteness is achieved.
A specialized light is used to activate the bleaching agents to brighten and whiten your smile. 

Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

If you are unable to come into our office, we can provide you with an Opalescence® teeth bleaching kit to use in the comfort of your own home. This procedure uses a lower concentration of hydrogen peroxide so that there is a reduced risk of gum or tooth sensitivity. Your dental tray will be custom-made with imaging technology to fit comfortably in your mouth. The trays are filled with bleaching gel and worn for several hours a day, for a period of one to three weeks. The end results are very similar to those achieved with an in-office teeth whitening procedure.

Teeth whitening is arguably the simplest and most effective way to enhance your smile, producing stunning results as little as an hour.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Many of our patients regularly consume tea, coffee, red wine, and other foods and drinks that can stain their teeth. Smoking or certain medications can also turn tooth enamel yellow or gray. Teeth whitening rejuvenate your entire smile as well as take years off your appearance and increase your self-confidence. Patients regularly tell us about the lasting effect this simple procedure has on improving their everyday life.

With consistent professional dental cleanings and a good at-home oral hygiene routine, the results of both at-home or in-office whitening procedures can last for years. 

Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Treatment Today

If you are interested in restoring the luster and radiance of your smile through teeth whitening, please contact our practice today. You can also call (504) 838-8118 to schedule your consultation. The team at Gregory S. Strain, DDS Family Dentistry can boost your smile and sense of self with teeth whitening or help determine whether another cosmetic dental treatment, like porcelain veneers, are right for you. 

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