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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?

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™ teeth whitening by Ultradent™. This system uses a special hydrogen peroxide gel with anti-sensitivity ingredients to tackle tooth discoloration without pain or discomfort. 

Check Out the Difference...

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

Before and after cosmetic dentistry

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 Options...

Depending on your schedule and personal preferences, you can choose to whiten your teeth 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 professional take-home kits. Unlike whitening strips and other over-the-counter products, the Opalescence take-home kit contains custom-made trays for precise and accurate application. Patients will fill the trays with the 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 can repeat the process 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:

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. 

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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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