Teeth Whitening

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Teeth Whitening Treatments

Teeth whitening treatments have become increasingly popular during the last few years. There are several reasons why many people want to whiten their teeth. Some of the reasons are because of an upcoming event, a job interview, aging, to boost self-confidence or tooth discoloration. Whatever your reason may be, our dentists will provide you with several treatment options. Visit us to determine which one would be great for you.

This guide will help you understand the benefits of our teeth cleanings and what to expect when having them performed by our dentists.


Opalescence™ is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after a single visit. The safe, powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work, and usually takes only one dental visit to achieve desired results.

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Take Home Trays

Busy? On the go? No problem, with take-home whitening trays you can improve the quality of your smile anytime, anywhere. These safe, durable trays are molded from your teeth to ensure maximum comfort. Simply wear these trays a few hours each day, and progressively your teeth with brighten. Once your teeth are your desired level of color, just wear your trays every now and then to maintain your healthy new smile.

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Your Initial Visit

On your first appointment, our dentist will perform a comprehensive examination to determine the current state of your teeth and gums. They will also review your dental records and monitor your progress based on your treatment history. From there, our dentist will recommend which type of professional teeth cleaning is ideal for your needs.

Our Professional Teeth Cleanings

There are different types of cleaning treatments available. When you visit our dental office, our dentist will perform a regular cleaning to eliminate the tartar and plaque buildup. However, you may need an additional or alternative cleaning depending on your current oral health needs. Our selections of teeth cleaning treatments include:

Regular Cleaning

A regular cleaning consists of our dentist eliminating stains, tartar and plaque from your teeth. For patients with gum health issues, our dentist may recommend scheduling more frequent cleaning appointments to ensure optimal oral health.

Full Mouth Debridement

Full mouth debridement eliminates hard tartar and plaque from your teeth and gums. Typically, our dentist will recommend this teeth cleaning procedure if the regular treatment is not sufficient in treating your dental needs.

Periodontal Maintenance

Our dentist may also recommend periodontal maintenance after you have undergone another treatment, such as deep cleaning. Continuing maintenance of your oral health is essential in preventing the reoccurrence of gum disease and plaque. Additionally, periodontal maintenance removes tartar and plaque from below and above the gum line, deep cleans your teeth and is followed up by teeth polishing.

Deep Cleaning

Our dentist may suggest a deep cleaning if you're suffering from plaque buildup under the gums, bleeding gums, sensitive gums or deep gum pockets. This treatment uses tools that effectively target more serious dental issues with precision and efficiency.

Advantages of Our Teeth Cleaning Treatments

As mentioned above, the teeth cleaning process is crucial for your overall oral health. Some of the benefits you can expect from regular teeth cleanings include:

Gum Disease Prevention

When gum disease spreads as a result of plaque, it may damage the bone support in the jaw. Such a situation results in loose teeth and, eventually, tooth loss. This is one of the many reasons why regular teeth cleanings are beneficial for your oral health.

Great Breath

Professional cleanings, as mentioned, help to achieve optimal oral health. Good oral health results in fresh breath and a beautiful, healthy smile.

A More Polished Smile

The stains on teeth are typically caused by everyday food and drinks, like wine, coffee and tea. Fortunately, these stains can be prevented or reduced with the help of routine teeth cleanings.

Overall Wellness

Numerous studies have determined a link between overall health and oral health. Regular teeth cleanings performed by our dentist can help you achieve such satisfactory benefits.

Cavity Prevention

Plaque is one of the most common reasons for tooth decay. If plaque is not removed regularly, the build-up could result in cavities and deterioration of the enamel. Luckily, plaque removal is one of the main focuses of our teeth cleaning treatments.

How Often Do You Need Teeth Cleaning?

There are many factors that determine the frequency and style of teeth cleaning treatments you need. Depending on the current state of your oral health, our dentist will determine how often you should schedule an appointment.

Regular teeth cleanings are vital to maintaining optimal oral health, so schedule your comprehensive exam today at Dental Care of Shelbyville in Shelbyville, Indiana Our dentist and staff are ready to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile! Contact our dentist office today at 317-604-5275 to arrange your appointment or learn more about the process.