Teeth Whitening

Professional Whitening, Lasting Results


Professional teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure that effectively brightens and rejuvenates your smile. According to the American Dental Association, teeth whitening is one of the most requested cosmetic dental treatments, capable of dramatically improving the appearance of discolored or stained teeth. Teeth can become discolored due to various factors, including aging, consumption of staining foods and beverages, smoking, certain medications, or genetics.

Professional teeth whitening not only enhances the aesthetics of your smile but also boosts your confidence and can have a positive impact on your personal and professional interactions. Are you unhappy with the color of your teeth or looking to brighten your smile for a special occasion?

Contact Dague Dental Solutions today to schedule your professional teeth whitening consultation. Call (563) 386-9770  or use our online scheduling button at the bottom of the page to book your appointment now.

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What Is Teeth Whitening?

At Dague Dental Solutions in Davenport, IA, teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that Dr. Jolene Dague and her team use to lighten the color of your teeth and remove stains, resulting in a brighter smile. Our process involves the use of professional-grade bleaching agents, primarily hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which penetrate the tooth enamel and break down discolored molecules through oxidation.

Dr. Dague’s whitening treatments can address both intrinsic (internal) and extrinsic (surface) stains caused by factors such as aging, genetics, medications, and lifestyle habits like smoking or consuming dark-colored foods and beverages. While we offer various methods, including dentist-supervised at-home kits, our professional in-office treatments provide the most dramatic results. It’s important to note that while teeth whitening can significantly improve the appearance of your natural teeth, it does not work on dental restorations like crowns or veneers.

Professional Whitening Advantages with Dr. Jolene Dague

Choosing professional in-office dental whitening at Dague Dental Solutions offers numerous advantages over at-home treatments and over-the-counter products:

  1. Faster Results: Our in-office treatments can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in just one session, typically lasting about an hour.
  2. Long-Lasting Brightness: The results from Dr. Dague’s professional whitening are more durable, often lasting longer with proper oral hygiene.
  3. Safety: Our treatments are safer as they are supervised by Dr. Dague and her expert team, reducing the risk of gum irritation and tooth sensitivity.
  4. Customized Treatment: Dr. Dague tailors the whitening process to your individual needs, ensuring optimal results and addressing your specific concerns.
  5. Improved Oral Health: Removing stains can enhance your overall oral health by reducing plaque buildup and the risk of cavities.
  6. Comfort: Our process is designed to be comfortable, with shorter treatment times and methods that minimize discomfort.
  7. Expert Guidance: Dr. Dague provides professional advice and monitors your treatment, ensuring the health of your teeth and gums throughout the process.
  8. Enhanced Self-Esteem: A brighter smile can boost your self-confidence and improve social and professional interactions.

Teeth Whitening Process Steps:

When you undergo a teeth whitening session with Dr. Jolene Dague at Dague Dental Solutions, you can expect a series of steps designed to ensure effective and safe results:

  1. Initial Examination: Dr. Dague examines your teeth for any signs of decay, gum disease, or other issues that need addressing before whitening can begin.
  2. Cleaning: A thorough cleaning is performed to remove plaque and tartar, which can impede the whitening process.
  3. Preparation: Protective measures are taken, such as using a lip retractor and applying a rubber dam to shield your gums and soft tissues from the bleaching agent.
  4. Application of Whitening Agent: A concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to your teeth. This may be done in multiple rounds, with each application lasting about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Activation: A special light or laser may be used to activate the whitening agent, enhancing its effectiveness.
  6. Rinsing and Fluoride Treatment: After the whitening process, your mouth is rinsed, and a fluoride treatment may be applied to reduce sensitivity and strengthen enamel.
  7. Post-Treatment Care: Dr. Dague provides guidance on maintaining your results, including avoiding staining foods and beverages for 24 hours and using desensitizing toothpaste if needed.

Managing Tooth Sensitivity During Dental Whitening

Tooth sensitivity is a common side effect of teeth whitening treatments. At Dague Dental Solutions, we offer several effective strategies to manage and reduce sensitivity during and after your whitening process:

  • Use of desensitizing toothpaste for a week before treatment to numb nerve endings in teeth
  • Adding potassium nitrate-fluoride to the bleaching agent to reduce sensitivity
  • Offering a fluoride treatment after whitening to strengthen enamel
  • Providing shorter whitening sessions or lower peroxide concentrations if you have sensitive teeth
  • Recommending avoiding extremely hot and cold foods/drinks for the first two days after treatment
  • Advising the use of a soft toothbrush and gentle brushing to protect weakened enamel
  • Suggesting salt water rinses to soothe nerves and reduce inflammation
  • Recommending the application of a cold compress to the outside of your cheek near sensitive areas
  • Advising on over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen if needed
  • Considering the use of hydroxyapatite toothpaste to form a protective barrier around teeth

Dr. Dague and her team at Dague Dental Solutions are committed to ensuring your comfort throughout the whitening process. We’ll work with you to minimize any discomfort so you can fully enjoy the benefits of your brighter smile. Always consult with Dr. Dague if sensitivity persists or becomes severe.

Ready for a Brighter Smile? Expert Teeth Whitening in Davenport

Transform your smile’s brilliance and boost your confidence with Dr. Jolene Dague, your trusted dentist for professional teeth whitening in Davenport, IA. We offer personalized, state-of-the-art whitening treatments to address your unique needs with precision and stunning results.

Scheduling your teeth whitening consultation is easy and convenient:

  • Call us at (563) 386-9770
  • Use our Online Form
  • Click the “Schedule Appointment” button in the lower right corner of this page

Dague Dental Solutions is committed to making your teeth whitening experience comfortable and rewarding. Whether you’re preparing for a special event or simply want to refresh your everyday smile, we’re here to help you achieve a dazzling, confident look. Don’t let stained or discolored teeth hold you back – contact us today for expert teeth whitening services in Davenport!