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Teeth Whitening

Patients with discolored teeth often feel embarrassed about their appearance and avoid smiling out in public. 

Dr. Gregory Bauer performs easy, effective teeth whitening to brighten your smile and enhance your self-confidence.

Why should you consider undergoing whitening at Bear Creek Family Dental in Lakewood, CO?

Check Out the Difference Teeth Whitening Can Make

​In under an hour at our dentist's Lakewood, CO, office, patients can dramatically brighten their teeth for a younger, healthier-looking smile. 

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I Don't Like My Discolored Teeth Do Lots of People Get Their Teeth Whitened?

37 million Americans whitened their teeth in 2020

According to U.S. Census data

Just One Stained Tooth Can Affect Your Smile Contact Dr. Bauer About How to Whiten Your Teeth

Your smile is probably the first thing people see when they meet you in person. Make a great first impression by showing off a bright, white smile that lights up the room. In-office or at-home whitening treatments offered by our expert dentist are comfortable, efficient ways to lighten dental stains quickly and safely.

The first step to a brighter smile is to contact our practice in Lakewood, CO, for a thorough exam by Dr. Bauer so he can create a customized whitening treatment plan based on your individual needs. Feel free to use our online form or simply give our Lakewood, CO, practice a call.



Dazzling Reviews From Patients with Bright, Beautiful Smiles


Vicki Groninga


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Dr. Bauer and his staff are amazing!! Dr. Bauer is caring, compassionate and a wonderful dentist. He takes the time to explain everything he is doing and is really gentle...I have never really been fond of dentists but my experience with this practice has changed my outlook, The staff here is the best! I highly recommend this practice to anyone searching for a dentist

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Maura Gramzinski


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Dr. Baur was my dentist for nearly 20 years when he retired. I was so worried the new dentist, his nephew, Dr. Baur, wouldn't be nearly as great as the original Dr. Baur. But he is. He is awesome. For someone who is inherently nervous about dental work, he is kind, gentle and understanding. Also, talented. Trust this office. Good people, doing good work.

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How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Over time, tooth enamel can become yellowed and dull no matter how well you take care of your teeth. Genetics, antibiotics, tobacco products, and certain foods and drinks can all cause discoloration. Fortunately, our Lakewood practice provides an easy solution with Opalescence™ Boost™ teeth whitening by Ultradent™. This system uses a special hydrogen peroxide gel with anti-sensitivity ingredients to tackle tooth discoloration in about an hour without pain or discomfort.

For patients who prefer a take-home treatment, Dr. Bauer also offers Phillips Zoom NiteWhite at-home whitening kits.

Why Do Patients Choose Us?

"I was very self-conscious about going to a dentist because of all the work I needed done. They made me feel at home there and I felt no embarrassment. They have a wonderful team that does great work and I highly recommend them." Jeffery Badger

Tell Me About My Teeth Whitening Options

Depending on your schedule and personal preferences, you can choose to whiten your teeth either in the office or at home.
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In-Office Whitening

In-office whitening treatment is the fastest and most effective way to whiten enamel and enhance your smile. Dr. Bauer applies the Opalescence™ Boost™ hydrogen peroxide gel to the surface of your teeth and carefully monitors your progress as the formula takes effect. As the bleaching agent spreads through the tooth, it reacts with and breaks down discoloration, brightening your enamel by several shades in less than an hour. Depending on your goals, you can complete treatment in just one appointment, or attend several shorter sessions for more dramatic results. 

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​At-Home Whitening

For patients who prefer to undergo treatment in the comfort of their own homes, we offer Phillips Zoom NiteWhite professional take-home kits that are worn overnight. Unlike whitening strips and other over-the-counter products, this professional take-home teeth whitening kit contains custom-made trays for precise and accurate application. Patients fill the trays with professional-grade bleaching gel and place them over their upper and lower dental arches. Most people will begin to see results within a day or two but the process can be repeated over several weeks for maximum results. 

Maintaining Your Results

​While the effects of whitening are not permanent, there are certain ways to increase the lifespan of your results. Dr. Bauer recommends patients:

Avoid Certain Foods and Drinks

Refrain from consuming darkly colored foods and drinks on a regular basis. If you do choose to indulge, try drinking through a straw or swishing with water or brushing immediately afterward.

Use Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste can be used on a daily basis to discourage stains from progressively accumulating. 

Combine Treatments

Patients often use our professional at-home whitening kits to touch up their in-office treatment as needed. Ask Dr. Bauer about combining both options for long-term results. 

Stop Smoking

Any kind of tobacco product can quickly stain your teeth, wasting the time and money you invested in your professional teeth whitening treatment. 

Can I Get My Teeth Whitened?

  • The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening treatment is to schedule a state-of-the-art exam with Dr. Bauer.
  • He can then determine if dental issues such as tooth decay or gum disease need to be addressed before whitening can begin.
  • Also, it might be possible that a tooth that is severely stained or internally discolored may need a crown, veneer, or another treatment to improve its appearance. Dr. Bauer can discuss these options during your appointment.
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Dr. Gregory Bauer

Dr. Bauer of Bear Creek Family Dental is committed to providing every patient with a positive dental experience. We use the latest tools and techniques at our office to preserve and promote your oral health. Dr. Bauer is proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (303) 988-6767 today.

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