The Power of the Rembrandt® Teeth Whitening Technique

The Power of the Rembrandt® Teeth Whitening Technique By Danny O'Keefe D.D.S. on May 03, 2014

Teeth stains are the most-frequently occurring dental issue. It should come as no surprise, then, that teeth whitening is the most-commonly requested cosmetic dentistry treatment. In fact, teeth whitening is the only dental treatment that you can purchase over-the-counter (OTC), though it’s usually not advisable. Teeth stains are sometimes inevitable, and the desire for a brighter smile is one that many of us will experience at some point in our lives. With the personalized care and attention that our patients know and love, Jackson dentist, Dr. Danny O’Keefe, can customize a Rembrandt® professional teeth whitening plan to expertly restore your smile’s youthful glow.

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening

You might be more familiar with teeth whitening products from your pharmacies dental care aisle than the professional treatment that Dr. O’Keefe offers. Because teeth whitening is a relatively minor treatment, heavily-diluted versions of the bleaching agents can be purchased over the counter, without the need for a professional consultation and assessment. Unfortunately, professionalism is paramount to the success of your treatment, especially if your stains don’t respond to the OTC product. Dr. O’Keefe can thoroughly examine your teeth to determine the source and extent of your stains, and whether or not teeth whitening is the right solution. If so, then the dentist can also tailor your professional treatment to achieve maximum results with minimal impact on your hectic schedule.

The Rembrandt® Difference

In our office:

With the Rembrandt teeth whitening system, Dr. O’Keefe can erase teeth stains to brighten your smile in as little as an hour. The most common teeth stains occur on or just underneath the semi-translucent enamel that surrounds your teeth. Rembrandt’s powerful but gentle whitening gel contains a potent concentration of hydrogen peroxide that can penetrate the miniscule pores in enamel, releasing oxygen to eradicate the stains and brighten your teeth.

At your own home:

If you wish to whiten your teeth from home, Dr. O’Keefe can custom design a set of whitening trays that fit snugly over your teeth, allowing you to evenly apply the bleaching agent whenever you wish. You can wear the trays at any time of the day that best suits your schedule, and when applied as directed, the whitening gel can brighten your smile up to 10 shades in only 10 to 14 days. You can also take home a personalized whitening kit after an in-office treatment to maintain your smile’s brilliance in the future.

Deciding if Teeth Whitening Is for You

Since teeth whitening concentrates on the outer surfaces of your teeth, it may not be a viable solution if your teeth are stained or discolored from within. The main part of your tooth, called the dentin, lies just underneath your semi-translucent enamel, and dictates the color of your teeth. If a tooth’s dentin suffers damage, becomes infected, or changes color in reaction to a medical condition or certain medications, then teeth whitening may not work. After a consultation and examination, Dr. O’Keefe can decide if whitening is an option, or prescribe an appropriate course of treatment to restore your smile’s beauty and good health.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you’re more embarrassed than proud of your teeth’s color and shade, then contact our office as soon as possible to schedule a consultation.