Dr. Fortier DDS
(260) 486-2357
5725 Maplecrest Rd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry option available to all of our patients. It is one of the fastest, most effective ways to change the appearance of your smile, by whitening several shades brighter than your current shade. Dr. Fortier offers three methods of teeth whitening to choose from.

If your teeth are fairly white and you don't want a drastic change in the shade, our dental office can fabricate some trays that you take home with whitening gel and complete on your own time and schedule. Contrary to what you may hear, it is perfectly safe to whiten as often as you want. The great thing about teeth whitening is that it doesn't affect the nerves or gums - in fact, you could swallow the whitening material and it wouldn't cause any damage.

If your teeth are moderately stained or discolored and you want to address this issue, we recommend power bleaching, which is done in-office. It is a relatively simple procedure that takes anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours. This is one of the fastest ways to see results.

If you have very dark or severely stained teeth, we have a different bleaching protocol. We will recommend that you come in for a power bleach. Then we will send you home with refrigerated bleaching materials to use at home for another two weeks afterwards. We follow that with another power bleaching session in the dentist's chair. It can provide some amazing results for our patients dealing with hard-to-remove stains and discoloration.

Professional teeth whitening is recommended over at-home kits because it is considerably more effective. Whitening strips require more acid in the bleaching material, and they do not work nearly as well as professional-grade products. Additionally, the at-home whitening kits that have the trays are not recommended because the trays will not fit as well due to their improper shape and structure.

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Congrats to Tracey Sleighter!
TRACEY SLEIGHTER and her family will get to be "kids at heart" on a day of their choice in this 2018 season at Cedar Point Amusement Park. She was the lucky winner of our quarterly drawing. Our thanks to Tracey for all of her referrals! 4 passes and a $50 gas card on us!!
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