Our dentists and team offer take-home teeth whitening treatments to help you improve the appearance of your teeth in the most comfortable and convenient way possible. This cosmetic treatment is carefully customized to your oral health needs and smile goals, ensuring that you can achieve the beautiful results you desire.

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Tooth discoloration can result from a variety of factors, affecting the appearance and confidence of many individuals. These factors include:

  • Dietary Habits: Consumption of coffee, tea, red wine and certain fruits like berries can stain teeth over time.
  • Tobacco Use: Both smoking and chewing tobacco can lead to yellowed or brown-stained teeth.
  • Poor Oral Hygiene: Inadequate brushing and flossing to remove plaque and stain-producing substances.
  • Medications: Certain antibiotics, antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs and high blood pressure medications can contribute to tooth discoloration.
  • Age: As we age, the outer layer of enamel on our teeth gets worn away, revealing the natural yellow color of dentin.
  • Trauma: Damage to teeth from a fall can disrupt enamel formation in young children or cause discoloration in adults.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Take-home teeth whitening kits are a popular and convenient method for improving the appearance of discolored teeth. These kits typically include:

  • Custom-Fitted Whitening Trays: Created by our dentists to fit your teeth precisely.
  • Whitening Gel: Contains bleaching agents like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide which work to break up stains and discolorations on your tooth enamel.
  • Detailed Instructions: For how to apply the gel and use the trays at home.

Patients can use these kits in the comfort of their own home and on their own schedule, usually for a couple of hours a day or overnight, over a period of several weeks. The exact duration depends on the degree of discoloration and the desired level of whitening.

Teeth Whitening Benefits

Take-home teeth whitening offers several benefits, making it a preferred choice for many:

  • Customization and Comfort: Custom-fitted trays ensure the whitening gel is evenly distributed, minimizing gum irritation.
  • Convenience: Allows for whitening on your own schedule, without the need for frequent dental office visits.
  • Effective Results: Can significantly lighten the shade of your teeth, with some patients achieving results that are several shades brighter.
  • Improved Self-Esteem: Whiter teeth can boost confidence, making individuals more willing to smile and engage socially.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Generally more affordable than in-office whitening treatments, while still offering professional-grade results.

Make An Appointment

Call JP Dental & Implant Center today to set up your appointment with Dr. Brandon Wilcox or Dr. John P. Poovey and find out more about how take-home teeth whitening in Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs, Colorado, can benefit you!