Salem Dental
Dr. Seth Huish

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

How can we help you?

Are you researching a family or cosmetic dentist in Salem, OR to look after your smile? With the many dentists available, choosing the right one can feel overwhelming. We are honored that you are considering Salem Dental for your family’s dentistry. 

We want you to feel confident in your choice of Salem Dental. Please look over our frequently asked questions below and if you still have questions, please give us a call. We are always happy to help.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening Salem ORIf you have tried over-the-counter teeth whitening products with less than ideal results, you might now wonder if professional teeth whitening might offer a better outcome. We offer customized teeth whitening options in our Salem, OR dental practice that will give you exceptional results safely.

Many store-bought teeth whitening options contain abrasives, which can ultimately damage your enamel. Since enamel thins as we age, preserving it whenever possible is essential.

Our teeth whitening options are safe and effective. In most cases, patients can expect to see 3 to 8 shades of improvement throughout treatment.

The Teeth Whitening Process

We will take impressions of your teeth to create your custom teeth whitening trays. Along with plenty of whitening gel, we will provide instructions on the proper use and how to avoid common side effects like sore gums and teeth sensitivity.

Tooth sensitivity after whitening

If sensitivity develops, be sure to use only the recommended amount of whitening gel – just a small dot for each tooth. Following the instructions precisely will prevent the gel from seeping out of the trays.

You can also take a day or two off in between your at-home teeth whitening sessions to reduce sensitivity. 

If you want to learn more about a whiter smile, contact Salem Dental today.

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Covid-19 Update

Governor Kate Brown issued non-essential closure of businesses; dentistry is considered essential and we are open. If you have urgent needs or are not sure if something is classified as urgent, please do not hesitate to call us. We are answering phones, answering questions and treating patients. Doctor Huish is available for you when times are good or bad. If you call after hours, press 5 on the phone system and it will contact him directly on his cell phone. He wants to share the message that if a tooth goes untreated, it may progress into a bigger problem. Our goal is to prevent dental emergencies and keep you out of hospitals/emergency rooms. Please be cautious and stay healthy.

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