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By Eby Dental Care
September 16, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

A teeth whitening treatment from your dentist in Okemos, MI, can give you a brilliant smile

If your smile isn’t as bright and white as you want it to be, it’s time to give it a little extra TLC. It’s time for a professional teeth whitening treatment! Don’t settle for a dull smile, when your new bright white smile is just a phone call away.

Dr. Eric Eby at Eby Dental Care in Okemos, MI, offers comprehensive dental care, including teeth whitening, to give you a brilliant smile.

Your smile is your trademark, so you need to make it stand out. Professional teeth whitening is just the right touch you need. Consider that professional teeth whitening can:

  • Whiten your smile up to 8 shades, to give you a smile people will notice
  • Give you results that can last up to 5 years, and that’s far longer than over-the-counter products
  • Provide safe whitening, because all products and methods have been approved by the American Dental Association
  • Give your smile a quick boost, because the in-office whitening treatment takes only about an hour

At Eby Dental Care, you can choose either of these teeth whitening treatments to give you a brilliant smile. Consider:

  • In-office whitening, if you want the quickest option to give you a white smile; in-office teeth whitening fits in with your busy schedule because it only takes an hour to achieve outstanding results.
  • Take-home whitening, if you want to whiten your teeth in the privacy and convenience of your home; take-home whitening comes in kit form, containing prescription-strength whitening gel and custom trays, to allow you to whiten at your own pace.

If you have a special event coming up, there’s nothing like professional teeth whitening to make an impression, or if you just want to look your best.

To learn more about the magic of professional teeth whitening, call Dr. Eric Eby of Eby Dental Care in Okemos, MI, at (517) 349-9860. Call today and get started on your brilliant smile!


Are your stained teeth bumming you out? There's good news—you can transform that dull and dingy smile yourself with a tooth whitening product.

There are dozens of over-the-counter whitening kits that allow you to brighten your own smile. Although not as controlled and long-lasting as a dentist's professional whitening, these DIY kits can still give you effective results.

But since these products involve chemical solutions that bleach tooth enamel, there's a common concern about their safety. Could you be harming your teeth by using a home whitening kit?

The answer is no—as long as you follow the manufacturer's directions for using the product. These kits have been formulated with a lower percentage of bleaching agent (usually 10% carbamide peroxide) than whitening solutions used by dentists. They've also been subjected to several clinical studies gauging both their effectiveness and safety.

That said, though, exceeding a product's recommended directions and frequency of use could cause you problems. If not used properly, a bleaching solution can erode tooth enamel—and this protective tooth layer doesn't grow back! As long as you whiten "within the lines," so to speak, you shouldn't encounter this kind of situation.

With that said, though, there are good reasons to consult your dentist before using a whitening product, or have them perform the whitening for you.

For one thing, an over-the-counter whitening product won't work if the staining originates from inside a tooth. It's wise, then, to have a dental examination first before using a whitening product to uncover this or any other underlying dental problems that should be addressed first.

You may also find a professional whitening will give you a more desirable result. A stronger professional bleaching solution under a dentist's expert control can produce a brighter, longer lasting smile than a home use product. A dentist may also be able to control the level of brightness better to help you achieve the smile effect you desire, from subtle white to ultra-bright.

Whichever way you go, your dentist can advise you on your options and make sure your teeth are in good shape for whitening. The end result can be a brighter smile—and a brighter mood.

If you would like more information on teeth whitening, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Tooth Whitening Safety Tips.”

By Eby Dental Care
June 20, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Do you want a bright-white smile? You don't have to go through life with stained teeth. Professional teeth whitening erases years of dental Teeth-Whiteningstains and the process is safe and hassle-free. Led by dentist, Dr. Eric Eby, Eby Dental Care (located in Okemos, MI) offers professional solutions for patients who want a white smile. Read on to find out how teeth whitening can help brighten your smile.

Causes of Teeth Discoloration

If you use tobacco products, your teeth will darken over time. Pigments from dark-colored beverages such as tea, coffee, wine, and soda also cause permanent stains on your teeth. Additionally, certain medications such as drugs for high blood pressure, antihistamines, and antipsychotic medications can stain teeth.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Professional in-office bleaching takes place under carefully monitored conditions which allow for the safe use of high-strength peroxide– yielding results that are visible immediately. One professional in-office bleaching session from your dentist in Okemos, MI, will make your teeth about eight shades lighter in one hour.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Professional take-home teeth whitening involves customized trays filled with a whitening gel that you can use at home. Take-home teeth whitening kits available from your dental provider contain high-strength peroxide and provide great results in 1 or 2 weeks of use. The cost of professional at-home teeth whitening is considerably lower than in-office bleaching.

Better Results in Less Time

You will get dramatic results in less time if you have your teeth professionally whitened. Many over-the-counter teeth whitening products and systems are available including whitening mouth rinses, gels, strips, and toothpastes. Not everyone will see great results with over-the-counter products. The bleaching solutions dental professionals use are much stronger than over-the-counter whitening products.

Treat yourself to a smile makeover this year. Call your dentist at Eby Dental Care at (517) 349-9860 today to schedule a dental consultation in Okemos, MI. With a smile makeover, you can improve every aspect of your life! We want you to live an extraordinary life!

By Eby Dental Care
July 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Teeth WhiteningTeeth whitening ranks high on the list of cosmetic procedures requested by patients according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). That’s because it is a very short procedure that can have very long-term positive effects on your smile. Go to Eby Dental Care in Okemos, MI, to have your teeth examined and see if you’re a good candidate for a teeth whitening treatment.

Whitening Your Smile Can Be a Challenge
If you have ever tried to whiten your teeth using over-the-counter products, you know that it can be difficult and disappointing. It requires many applications, the product can be messy, and it often takes a lot of time to see results. Some patients find that the products simply do not give them the whitening effect that they want. There’s a simpler, more effective, and more reliable way to get your teeth significantly whiter.

The Easy Way
Your Okemos dentist can whiten your teeth in just one sitting using dental grade whitening gel that you can’t buy in stores. It’s so much easier than waiting weeks or even months for inferior products to work. After applying the special gel, your dentist will use a curing light to amplify the whitening agent. After sitting for about 60-90 minutes the gel is removed, revealing your new smile. It is pain-free, simple, and quick.

The Advantages of Whiter Teeth
You may not realize just how much of a difference a whiter smile can make until you actually see your teeth after a treatment. Years of stains can be scrubbed away after just an hour. A Kelton research study found that people think whiter teeth make you look younger, more attractive, and more professional. Also, when your teeth look better, you’re more apt to care for them and prioritize your dental health. The more you visit your dentist for checkups, the longer the teeth will stay white, healthy, and resilient.

Get Your Smile Back
After months or years of seeing your teeth become duller, it’s time to reclaim your smile. See Dr. Eric Eby at Eby Dental Care in Okemos, MI, for a teeth whitening treatment. Call (517) 349-9860 today to schedule your visit.

By Eby Dental Care
August 01, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: teeth whitening  

If your smile has dull or yellowed over the years or due to a daily habit of drinking coffee or tea, it may be time to give it a boost with teethteeth whitening whitening. This procedure will help you regain confidence in your teeth, allowing you to smile and laugh freely without feeling ashamed of the way you look. Learn more about teeth whitening with Dr. Eric Eby at Eby Dental Care in Okemos, MI.

How does teeth whitening work? 
Teeth whitening depends on chemical reactions between your teeth and the active ingredients in the whitening gel to lift the color of the teeth. The gel penetrates the teeth’s hard enamel surface layer to reach the discolorations deep within the tooth. These reactions occur on the molecular level, breaking the bonds which hold together the molecules of your teeth’s stains. The molecules move away from one another since they are no longer held together, dissipating the stain.

How can I keep my teeth white between whitening sessions? 
Avoiding tooth discolorations is as easy as avoiding the factors which cause them. These most often include darkly pigmented foods and beverages like berries, cola and coffee. Smoking also quickly yellows the teeth since the smoke’s first contact with your body is the teeth. Since avoiding these things is not always feasible, try to eat or drink darkly pigmented in one sitting rather than sipping or snacking on them throughout the day. Brush your teeth after consuming stain-causing foods to limit the amount of time the food has with your teeth. Finally, be sure to adhere to a strict at-home oral care routine consisting of brushing twice daily and flossing at least once a day.

Teeth Whitening Treatments in Okemos, MI 
Teeth whitening is fast and safe, with most sessions lasting about an hour. Unfortunately, teeth whitening treatments are not permanent. Most patients schedule a touch-up whitening appointment every six months to keep up with their smile’s improved appearance. For more information on teeth whitening, please contact Dr. Eby at Eby Dental Care in Okemos, MI. Call (517) 349-9860 to schedule your consultation for teeth whitening with Dr. Eby today!