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Teeth Whitening – Lakewood, CO

Get a Bright, Beautiful Smile Today!

Do you feel the weight of an unattractive smile impacting your enjoyment for life? You are not alone. In fact, 32% of Americans do not like the appearance of their teeth. Among the leading concern is tooth discoloration. With 99.7% of people saying a beautiful smile is important for social and career connections, more than 100 million people choose professional teeth whitening annually. Dr. Vincenzo Artino can turn back the hands of time to restore your confidence with in-office or at-home teeth whitening in Lakewood.

Causes of Tooth Discoloration

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Your teeth naturally darken over the years because your enamel thins, which causes more of your yellowish dentin to be more visible. Besides age, there are other factors that make your teeth lose their luster, such as poor oral hygiene habits and smoking. The biggest contributor to discoloration is the foods and drinks you consume. Those that are darkly pigmented or acidic will make your teeth darken over time.

At the first sign of discoloration, you likely tried a few over-the-counter products, but you were dissatisfied with the results. They do not contain professional grade whitening agents, so they only slightly improve surface stains. The only way to get the drastic, lasting results you want is with your cosmetic dentist in Lakewood.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

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Reversing the appearance of stains with professional teeth whitening allows you to enjoy several benefits:

  • Safe and effective results.
  • Specially formulated whitening agent minimizes tooth sensitivity.
  • Teeth become 8 to 10 shades whiter.
  • Lasting results.
  • Improved confidence.

Options for Teeth Whitening

woman in dental chair

Now, you can enjoy two effective solutions to brighten your smile. After an initial consultation, Dr. Artino discusses your treatment options to make the right choice for your smile.


You can get your teeth as much as 10 shades whiter in less than an hour with an in-office treatment. A protective barrier is applied to your lips and gums to reduce the risk of irritation to your soft tissues. The whitening agent is placed on your teeth and a special light is used to activate the whitening molecules. The light is used for an average of three 15-minute intervals. At the end of your appointment, you will have a dazzling, white smile.


Now, you can enjoy in-office results from the comfort of your own home. Dr. Artino provides you with custom-fit trays to ensure the even and consistent distribution of the whitening agent. You use the whitening gel and the trays every day for about 2 weeks. As the days pass, you will see your teeth become whiter with results that last.

Cost of Teeth Whitening

at home teeth whitening

There is no set amount you can expect to pay for your new smile because the cost is based on your individual treatment plan. We provide you with an estimate and discuss your payment options to keep your bright new smile affordable.

If you are ready to stop hiding behind a discolored smile, contact our dental office in Lakewood today to schedule your consultation. Lakewood Complete Dentistry looks forward to revamping your confidence.

Teeth Whitening FAQ’s

Woman smiling with magnifying glass and teeth whitening in Lakewood

Are you still curious about teeth whitening? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Dr. Artino wants all his patients to feel confident in the treatment options he has to offer, which is why he’s included the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening in Lakewood. Read on to satisfy your curiosity and learn more about how we can erase your discoloration.

How Can I Maintain My White Teeth?

With proper care, your beautiful whitening results can last for up to 6 months! Just make sure to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each session, and floss once to remove food debris from in between your smile. Additionally, stay away from poor lifestyle habits like tobacco use or heavy consumption of alcohol—these habits can stain your teeth. You can also try to avoid foods and drinks that are rich in color such as wine, coffee, marinara sauce, or blueberries. Lastly, you can always visit our office for quick and easy touch up appointments to extend your beautiful results.

Is Teeth Whitening Comfortable?

Our teeth whitening treatment is completely comfortable, however those with preexisting tooth sensitivity may experience a slight tingling sensation. That’s why it’s important to visit Dr. Artino for a consultation before you begin treatment. He will ensure that you’re a good candidate for whitening. Even if you have sensitivity in your smile, our comfortable and convenient whitening treatment may still be an option. We customize each treatment to match your smile so there is no irritation in your gums like you may experience with in-store products.

Does Teeth Whitening Affect Restorations in My Smile?

Teeth whitening has almost no effect on dental materials like porcelain, but it is possible that it can temporarily weaken the bond of composite restorations on your enamel. That’s why you should always visit our office before starting any type of teeth whitening. After examining your smile, Dr. Artino can develop a personalized whitening plan that works best for you.

Why is Professional Whitening Better than In-Store Products?

Teeth whitening has become incredibly popular, and you’ve probably noticed a variety of whitening products at your local drugstore. While these items may provide you with superficial results at first, your whitening won’t last, and the bleaching can be inconsistent. Our treatments are personalized to your smile, creating even results for dazzling teeth. The best part is that our professional grade whitening gel reaches beneath the surface of your enamel to remove tough stains.