How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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If you have a special occasion coming up, like a job interview, reunion, or wedding, you’ve probably been thinking about ways to look your very best. One quick way to improve both your appearance and your confidence is professional teeth whitening. White teeth help you project an image of health and well-being. They also allow you to smile more extensive and provide a boost to your self-esteem.

If you’d like to whiten your smile, call 32nd Street Dental Care, the office of Yuma, AZ cosmetic dentist Dr. Sam Carroll. We offer both in-office whitening (for when you need to look your best quickly) and custom take-home whitening kits so you can whiten your teeth on your schedule.

Both in-office and take-home whitening work virtually the same way; however, in-office products are designed to work faster and completed under the supervision of Dr. Carroll.

Some stains only affect the outside of your teeth. These are referred to as surface stains and can often remove with improved brushing or professional cleaning. Most over-the-counter whitening products target these types of stains.

Other stains, however, including the kind that develops from regular coffee or tea consumption, go more in-depth. Your enamel, despite being the hardest substance in your body, actually has tiny pores. Pigments from the foods you consume can enter your polish through these pores and become trapped. Professional teeth whitening treatments, like the ones we offer, allow oxygen to penetrate these pores, clearing away the pigmentation for a long-lasting, beautiful effect. Since the product only removes stains that have accumulated, it’s impossible to whiten your teeth too much. In other words, teeth that are professionally whitened look natural and healthy.

Whether you’re considering an in-office whitening treatment or you want to whiten at home, the process starts when you call our practice and schedule an appointment with Dr. Carroll. A professional cleaning will give you a fresh start and the best possible results.

We’re looking forward to seeing you and helping you achieve your best smile!

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Irene Peters
Irene Peters
20:05 09 Dec 17
Dr. Carroll has state-of-the-art equipment and can do it all. I was able to get my new crown replaced on the same day with only the one visit. I've been going there for years and never had to wait past my appointment time. The office staff are all friendly, helpful, efficient, prompt, and make you feel at home and more importantly, comfortable. Dr. Carroll remembers details from prior visits and always follows up on them. A real bonus for me is that he has a way with giving the shots to numb your mouth without it hurting! I'm very grateful for the excellent care I get from Dr. Carroll and his staff.
Audrianna Daniel
Audrianna Daniel
16:55 25 Jan 18
I had such a wonderful experiance at this office! Switching from another local dentist was the best decision I ever made. Shanel, the hygienist, was absolutely amazing and Dr. Carroll was incredibly down to earth and attentive to any questions or concerns. The whole staff is just awesome and I can't recommend this office enough!
Carla Wolfe
Carla Wolfe
00:59 14 Jun 17
I was terrified of the dentist from past bad experience. My daughter had a traumatic experience at a local dentist as well. We have both started seeing Dr. Carroll and have had the most comfortable, reassuring experience. They are kind, knowledgeable and patient!! Thank you Dr. Carroll and Staff!! Second visit - 2/4/16 - Deep Clean Procedure and a Wisdom tooth extraction - Again, I can't say enough about my visit. The staff from the moment you walk in the door are professional and friendly. My procedure was 99.5% pain free and the extraction was 100% pain free. I was given information every step of the way and was made to feel comfortable at all times. This is an office with compassion, caring and understanding. I highly recommend this practice. I can't say thank you enough for the positive experience and dental work. Thank you!!
Lucinda Fox
Lucinda Fox
03:05 21 Jun 17
I have had an excellent experience with Dr. Carroll over the past -I have been with him since he started practice in Yuma. He and his staff have always treated me professionally and respectfully. I say 'had' because I just moved out of state and now I hope to find a new dentist as skilled as Dr. Carroll. My last visit was a highlight for me. He gave me a brand new, much improved smile by replacing my top front six teeth with crowns made by him on site. The change is amazing and I say "thank you Dr. Carroll!"
Sandy Baas
Sandy Baas
19:00 19 Oct 17
Sam Carroll , DMD, is knowledgable about all the latest and most effective dental procedures and treatment to make you SMILE... I have seen a caring and gentle approach with the very young patients ( My Grandaughter) and the concern he had with my 90 year old Father. Very comfortable yet professional atmosphere at all times!
Jill Castaneda
Jill Castaneda
20:20 21 Sep 17
Thank you for getting my son in and removing his wisdom tooth today. I would also like to thank you for the amazing service we received from everyone in the office and especially Dr. Carroll!! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dr. Carroll and his staff are the best.
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If you and your family are in need of quality dental care with a personal touch, call our office to schedule an appointment and find out why our patients say Dr. Carroll is the best dentist in Yuma! We have appointments available to fit every schedule.

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