Why do I need a dental cleaning before teeth whitening?
At Meadow Creek Family Dentistry, we always recommend a professional dental cleaning before we begin the Opalescence teeth whitening process at our Inman, SC dental office.
Think of your cleaning appointment as the first step toward a brighter, more youthful looking smile. Just as you prepare the walls in your house before you paint, your hygiene appointment leaves a fresh, clean surface to which the whiteners can adhere.
Our dental hygienist will first check for signs of gum disease, which we will need to treat before whitening. She will remove all the plaque and tartar, floss your teeth thoroughly, and polish your teeth so they’re squeaky clean.
We choose Opalescence teeth whitening products at our Inman, SC dental office because they are very effective, but they work best on teeth that are free of plaque, tartar, and food debris. When your teeth are clean, the whitening gel comes into contact with all the surfaces of your teeth to deliver consistent, stunning results.
If you have questions about professional teeth whitening or are ready to schedule your dental cleaning to get started, please call Meadow Creek Family Dentistry at (864) 472-9019 to arrange a hygiene appointment.