Teeth whitening


Teeth Whitening

We all want a bright and beautiful smile, and teeth whitening is one of the best ways to make that happen. Teeth whitening can be done at home or in a professional setting and can help restore your smile to its former glory. In Johnstown, Colorado, Maven Smile Design and Dr. Steven Ralston offer professional teeth whitening services to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

What is Teeth Whitening?


First, you’ll discuss your smile goals with doctor ralston during your consultation. Together, you’ll decide If teeth whitening is the best option for your unique needs. If teeth whitening is right for your situation, doctor ralston will recommend a treatment plan designed to help you achieve the bright smile you deserve.


After deciding that at-home teeth whitening is right for you, doctor ralston will take impressions of your teeth so your custom trays can be crafted to your unique specifications.


Once your trays have been completed, you’ll return to the office to pick them and the rest of your whitening products up. doctor ralston will also provide you with detailed instructions on how to use your whitening trays to brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home.

Teeth Whitening in Johnstown, CO

At Maven Smile Design, Dr. Ralston can help you achieve a brighter, whiter smile with the latest teeth-whitening technology. With years of experience and the latest whitening technology, we can provide you with the personalized treatment you need to get the beautiful, healthy-looking smile you've always wanted. To learn more about teeth whitening in Johnstown, CO, contact Maven Smile Design today.

did you know…

Your teeth have microscopic pores that cause them to absorb stains like a sponge.

Our Teeth Whitening Services

At Maven Smile Design, we provide a range of teeth whitening services to help you get the bright, healthy-looking smile you desire. We use the latest technology to provide safe and effective whitening treatments tailored to meet your needs. Our team can provide you with a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results. We also offer at-home whitening kits with prescription-strength whitening agents that you can use at home to continue to whiten your teeth.

Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening is one of the most popular and effective ways of whitening teeth and removing discoloration. It is a professional teeth whitening system that uses a chemically-activated whitening gel to penetrate the teeth and remove stains and discoloration without the use of a light. This system is popular because it is fast, safe, and effective. 

The Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening system consists of a special chemically-activated hydrogen peroxide whitening gel that is applied to the teeth. When activated, the gel penetrates the teeth and removes stains and discoloration. The whitening gel is specifically designed to penetrate the enamel and dentin of the teeth, which helps remove deep-seated stains that often cannot be removed with traditional whitening methods

Opalescence teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure that can help improve the appearance of teeth that are stained, discolored, or otherwise lacking in vibrancy. The take-home kits provide the same professional-grade whitening results without visiting a dentist. The kits come with custom-fitted trays and whitening gel.

At Maven Smile Design, we understand that everyone’s smile is unique, and we strive to provide the most effective and safest teeth whitening treatments available. We aim to help you achieve a brighter, healthier-looking smile with minimal risk to your oral health. We provide personalized treatments to meet your individual needs and can provide you with the information and guidance you need to make an informed decision.

Did you know...

An increase in teeth sensitivity after whitening is normal, but should subside within a few days.

have questions about teeth whitening? find answers here.

Teeth whitening is the process of lightening or bleaching the color of teeth to remove stains and discoloration. Teeth whitening can be done at home with products purchased over the counter or professionally at a dentist’s office. Home whitening kits typically involve the use of an at-home whitening agent, such as a bleaching gel and a mouth tray, while professional whitening treatments involve the use of a stronger bleaching agent. Both methods can help to make teeth appear up to 8 shades brighter.

Teeth can stain due to a variety of reasons, such as consuming foods and beverages that contain dark pigments, like coffee and tea, or due to poor oral hygiene. Poor dental hygiene can also cause staining, as bacteria, tartar, and plaque can accumulate, creating yellowed or browned teeth. Certain medications, such as tetracycline and doxycycline, can also cause teeth to become discolored. Smoking can also contribute to tooth discoloration, as the tar and nicotine found in cigarettes can stain the enamel of the teeth. Consuming acidic foods and drinks can also cause staining, weakening the enamel and allowing pigmented foods to penetrate the surface.

When overseen and administered by your dentist, professional teeth whitening should never cause damage to your teeth. By using the proper whitening products and minimizing the amount of time the whitening agent is in contact with your teeth, your dentist can ensure that you don’t over-whiten your smile.

Over-whitening your teeth can result in permanent damage, as the peroxide-based whiteners used can weaken the enamel if they are used improperly, or too frequently. For this reason, it’s best to avoid over-the-counter teeth whitening kits from questionable sources, as they may contain dangerously-high levels of peroxide. 

If you don’t want to turn to your dentist for professional teeth whitening services, but still desire a brighter smile, keep an eye out for ADA-approved whitening products like Crest Whitestrips. By sticking to ADA-approved products, you can ensure that you are using a teeth-whitener with relatively low concentrations of peroxide, lowering the risk of enamel damage from over-whitening.

There are two categories of teeth whitening products that work to remove stains without causing irreversible damage to your enamel. 

Abrasive whiteners are the first category, and include products like toothpaste that contains baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), and other mild abrasives. Baking soda, for example, works like sandpaper, rubbing away plaque and stains from the surface of your teeth. Abrasive whiteners work on minor stains, but they aren’t strong enough to cause damage to your enamel.

However, we recommend that you avoid abrasives like charcoal toothpaste, as the abrasives may be hard enough to damage your teeth. Just like with over-the-counter whitening strips, it’s best to stick to an ADA-approved whitening toothpaste.

Chemical whiteners are the second category of teeth whitening products that actually work, and are available from your dentist and over-the-counter. For the best results with the lowest risk, it’s best to work with your dentist to whiten your teeth. Over-the-counter whitening products can have varying levels of peroxide, making them potential causes of over-whitening and enamel damage.

Ask your dentist about what kind of teeth whitening is best for you and your smile at your next visit.

The leading theory behind whitening treatment causing teeth sensitivity is that the sensitivity is caused by the slight weakening of tooth enamel during the whitening process. This exposes microscopic pores in your teeth called “dentinal microtubules,” which connect the tooth’s exterior enamel to the interior nerve, allowing us to feel sensation in our teeth. When exposed, the microtubules can become more sensitive to temperature and pressure. 

The good news is, post-whitening teeth sensitivity is usually a temporary condition lasting only a few days. This is because your body quickly remineralizes the teeth, sealing up the dentinal microtubules, and returning them to their less-sensitive original state.

did you know…

The best way to keep your teeth white after treatment is to avoid staining foods & drinks.

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