Wendy Parker, RDH
SMILES for HOPE
Do you feel like you’re ready for a little change in your smile without spending a lot of money? Well, look no further! I know it sounds a little bit like a gimmick, but it’s true! Whitening your smile, the professional way, can change your smile for just a small cost! I know many of us have tried over the counter products and have come away frustrated or not seeing the difference, but in the next few months, you can use the best products out on the market to help you get results and help someone else in the meantime!
The best two ways you can whiten your smile with the greatest results are with either an at home kit or an in-office procedure. Both are safe and effective.
With the at-home procedure, we take an impression of your teeth and make custom fitting whitening trays. Once the trays are made, you take them home and once a day you can apply whitening gel into the trays and wear them for about an hour. You would brush and floss before whitening to make sure all the food and plaque has been removed, then place the gel in the trays and wear them for about an hour. After the time has passed, remove the trays and brush and floss again, rinsing your mouth and trays thoroughly from any remaining gel. Do this as many days as you would like, for up to 2 weeks, or till you’ve reached your desired whiteness. Then keep the trays for any future touch up use.
The in-office procedure is slightly different, in which case, we do all the work and you just sit back and enjoy the ride. You will spend about 2 hours with us in the office, doing a series of 3 whitening treatments in one sitting. While protecting the tissues, we are able to apply whitening gel and achieve greatest results in such a short time. So, if you don’t have the patience to do the at home treatment, this procedure is right for you!
If you’ve been with our practice for a while, you know that this time every year we participate in a fundraising opportunity that starts in March and runs through the end of June, called Smiles for Hope. During these few short months, our office donates all the proceeds that we earn from any whitening product and procedure to a charity called Hope Arising. We join teams in an effort to raise money to help those in Dara, Ethiopia. Twice a year our doctors, and several others, take supplies and their abilities, to travel to Ethiopia and spend a week giving service to help fulfill dental and medical needs in their town.
So, if you’re looking to get your sweetheart or loved one a treat for their birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or any other occasion, here is a great opportunity to help them AND help someone else. Oh, and did I mention, it’s 100% tax deductible? That’s right! It’s considered a charitable contribution since 100% of the proceeds go to charity! Don’t hesitate to ask any of our friendly team questions about how you can participate in Smiles for Hope this year!
Both at home and in-office whitening $250
In-office Whitening $200
At home Whitening $150