About Teeth Whitening
Over the years, food and drinks leave stains on the dental enamel that make the smile appear dull and yellow. Yancho Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Traverse City, MI offers patients options for professional teeth whitening. To help his patients get their brightest smile, board-certified dentist Dr. Phillip Yancho offers 2 primary options with Kör® products for professional teeth whitening:
- In-Office Whitening: This process allows the use of the highest concentration of peroxide gel that can only be done at the dental office. In-office whitening is best for significant color change in a short period of time, and can be tailored for people with sensitive teeth.
- Take Home Whitening Kits: This whitener consists of a lower concentration of peroxide gel so the treatment can safely be left on longer. Dr. Yancho also provides a custom tray to hold the gel on the teeth, sometimes overnight. The patient has the greatest control over bleaching with this method. How white the teeth get, their sensitivity to the bleach, and how often they bleach are parameters all controlled by the patient.
"Phillip C. Yancho, D.D.S., Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Traverse City, is more than a name or a dental practice. It is the gold standard of service, treatment, and care. From our very first phone call to the on-going dental experience, we are always in the hands of a friendly, professional family. Dental hygiene, education, and a spectrum of dental care give us good health. Even the front and back office staff are the best.Having relocated several times, we are delighted to have found a practice that uses not only the latest technology and diagnostics, but also engages the friendliest professionals among all our medical and service providers. In Traverse City, a mecca for excellent medical services, that is high praise."- R.H. / Google / Mar 17, 2017
"I have had dental issues my entire life. Dr. Yancho is by far the best dentist I have ever encountered. His practice is guided by what he feels is best for the patient, not predicated by insurance dictates or any third party interests. I was there yesterday and he rebuilt a badly damaged tooth. It looks perfect - I cannot believe how beautiful it looks and how good it feels. I'm 71 and only wish I had encountered him earlier in my life. An absolutely amazing exceptional dentist. I recommend him unreservedly."- S.Q. / Yelp / Jul 19, 2019
"Dr Yancho and his staff are the best ! He helped me with an emergent situation when I had a 'hot' tooth and came in his office to fix it himself!! Dr Yancho is a warm, welcoming person who is very knowledgeable, adept in his field and promotes education for dental students and his patients. He has helped veterans like me tremendously over the years. Much gratitude for him! Best dental practice in Northern MI. !!! I highly recommend him!! He absolutely is the BEST!!!"- N.J. / Facebook / Jun 12, 2019
"Dr. Yancho and his staff are caring and knowledgeable. I have a fear of needles when it comes to my mouth. Dr. Yancho has developed an amazing painless injection technique.Even if I move away from Traverse City, I will continue to return to him for my dental."- P.G. / Google / Jun 05, 2019
"I’m always impressed with your kindness, and understanding when it comes to my anxiety with dentists. Thanks for making me fee comfortable while you make my teeth look amazingly better, and the call back the following day to check in on me. Wish I had you in my younger years and maybe I wouldn’t have the anxiety I get when visiting the dentist. I do have to say I’m getting much better each time I go now. Thanks Again, Becky A."- B.A. / Facebook / Apr 25, 2019
What to Expect
Before starting any teeth whitening treatment, a thorough examination is conducted by the dentist to assess the patient’s mouth, including the condition of the enamel. Based on the exam, the appropriate method is discussed with the patient and chosen. It’s important for patients to understand that if enamel is in overall poor condition, the teeth will be too sensitive for teeth whitening to work. The dentist may recommend porcelain veneers, which achieves teeth whitening by bonding a custom-made veneer over the natural tooth. For patients whose mouths are in good condition, there are several teeth whitening options available.
While no teeth whitening option is permanent, results can last several years. The results of laser treatments last the longest at 3 – 4 years. In some cases, results can last more than 5 years. With in-home treatments, patients can expect results to last a couple of years. Whitening is extended through proper care, such as regular brushing with recommended toothpastes, flossing, and appropriate mouthwashes. Regular check-ups should be part of this routine, since regular professional cleanings can remove plaque and tartar. In addition, patients should limit foods and drinks like berries, tea, coffee, and soda that stain teeth.
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In Office or Outpatient
Interested in Whiter Teeth?
If you’re looking for that million-dollar smile, you are only a phone call away. Give our office a call today so we can schedule your consultation to help you find the best solution to get you that whiter, more brilliant smile.