Teeth Whitening

Lifestyle habits such as smoking or consuming coffee, tea, or cola can dull or discolor teeth. Yellowing is a natural consequence of aging and enjoying the lifestyle we choose! Thankfully, today’s Cosmetic Dentistry provides a rapid, easy, cost-effective solution to restore the youthful radiance of your smiles. Gillum Dentistry offers the most effective and popular options in teeth whitening to their Greenwood and Indianapolis patients wanting to renew the youthful appearance of their teeth and smile.


For a radiant, whiter smile without the wait, we trust Opalescence Boost, an In-Office, chemically activated whitening treatment that can whiten teeth up to 6-10 shades in one 60-90 minute appointment. It’s ideal for people who want instant whitening gratification or for those who have a special event coming up that requires a bright, white smile without the wait.

At Gillum Dentistry, Boot In-Office Whitening includes the added bonus of custom home whitening trays to continue the whitening process at home for the most satisfying result. Custom trays make yearly touch-up a breeze.

Whereas whitening your teeth with another dentist in south Indianapolis, Indiana, might cause lasting pain, our whitening procedures are as comfortable as the rest of our patient services. Opalescence Boost contains potassium nitrate, which has been shown to reduce sensitivity. Boost is chemically activated, so no hot, uncomfortable light is needed.

Whitening Teeth at Home

For those with a little more time and patience we recommend “At Home Whitening” utilizing custom trays and a professional grade bleaching gel. Whitening with your dentist in Greenwood, Indiana, might be faster; however, home whitening best suits patients prone to tooth sensitivity or those who prefer to whiten at a gradual pace. Home whitening continues to be the “Gold Standard” for safe and effective whitening.

Because the teeth are conditioned with a mild concentration of bleaching gel, over a period of several weeks, the result tends to be dramatic, stable and satisfying with minimal amount of sensitivity. Home whitening involves the use of thin clear custom-made trays inserted for 1-2 hours a day for 2-6 weeks. You can also whiten your teeth while you sleep. At Gillum Dentistry we recommend you wear the trays for an hour in the evening before bed.

During your complimentary exam, we offer guidance and suggestions on the most appropriate solution available for your unique needs, as well as tips on maintaining your whitest smiles. Depending on your goals, Dr. Gillum offers a whitening solution that will satisfy your expectations comfortably, and at a pace that’s most convenient for you.

Teeth whitening in our beautiful Greenwood Dental Office is a quick way to make over a fatigued smile into one that radiates health and youth! Call Gillum Dentistry today, to discuss teeth whitening with an experienced dental team and master clinician.

Frequently Ask Questions: Home Teeth Whitening

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, whitening is extremely safe, with proper product and patient selection, when used under the direction of a dentist.

When should I expect to see results?

It’s not unusual to see results after the first application, but it will typically take 2-6 weeks to achieve your “ideal” level of whitening. The time depends on how deeply your teeth are discolored and the frequency the treatment is applied.

How long will my teeth stay white?

The results typically last for several years. the result can be maintained indefinitely with “touch-ups” every 6-12 months by applying the treatment gel for 1-2 nights. Touch-ups may be essential for patients that drink beverages that stain teeth, like coffee, tea and colas.

Are there side effects of teeth whitening?

Some patients experience heightened tooth sensitivity to cold or mild irritation of their teeth or gum tissue during teeth whitening. These symptoms are temporary and disappear within a few days after completion. Patients with sensitive teeth may apply the gel every other night to minimize discomfort.

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