Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Holland, MI Dentist

Are you tired of seeing discolored teeth in the mirror? Can’t get the results you want with over-the-counter whitening products? If so, ask Dr. Habecker about take-home teeth whitening. Our custom whitening trays are both comfortable and effective.

Here’s what else you should know.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening Process

For a more radiant smile, schedule an appointment with our teeth whitening dentist. During your first appointment with us, our dentist will take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab. When your teeth whitening trays are ready, we will call you back to our office for the final fitting.

Custom teeth whitening trays are durable enough to last several years. But you’ll still need to buy bleaching gel to continue at-home treatments.

Dr. Habecker may ask you to bring your whitening trays with you to your routine checkups. That way, he can check the condition of your trays and recommend replacement as needed.

Benefits of Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Our bleaching gel is much more powerful than what you could get at the store. This allows you to enjoy professional teeth whitening results from home. You’re also able to whiten your teeth when it’s most convenient for you.

Another benefit of take-home teeth whitening is that you’re less likely to experience tooth sensitivity. Many over-the-counter products can make your teeth feel sensitive to heat and cold. During your consultation, Dr. Habecker will determine the best way to whiten your smile while reducing sensitivity as much as possible.

Reasons for Tooth Discoloration

There are many reasons why your teeth may look discolored, stained, or dull. For example, drinking coffee and tea on a regular basis weakens enamel. This makes it so your teeth absorb stains easier. Too much fluoride in your diet (fluorosis) can also cause your teeth to look mottled.

How to Maintain a Healthy, White Smile

The best way to maintain a white, healthy smile is to practice good oral hygiene. This means brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time. You should also floss once a day to remove any food particles or plaque that could get caught between teeth.

Limit staining foods and beverages, such as coffee, as much as possible. Other foods that can stain your teeth include tea, wine, tomato sauce, and berries.

Related: The Best Foods for Healthy Teeth →

Request an Appointment With Dr. Habecker

Dr. Brenton Habecker is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Holland, MI. As such, he’ll be able to help you achieve a whiter, more attractive smile.

To request an appointment, please call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our office will reach out to you soon.

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Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team