Covid-19 Update

August 31, 2020

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and while many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety! Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and this is one area where we are continually making improvements.  Besides our standard infection control procedures, we have made several other office changes to keep you safe. We understand that some of you may want to delay or reschedule your appointments and we are happy to do this for you. Please give us a call and we will find a time that is convenient. With our additional safety procedures in place and your cooperation we feel that we can provide great care in a safe environment.

 Some of our new procedures:

We complete a pre-screening questionnaire the day before all appointments. We ask our patients to wait in their car until the time of their appointment so that we limit the number of people in the office at any given time. We take temperatures as soon as patients arrive in the office and require all patients to wear masks while not in a treatment room. The clinical team wears two masks as well as a face shield to protect our patients. And, we have reconfigured the front desk to include plexiglass barriers and “stand stations” to show where patients should stand to follow social distancing requirements. In between appointments we are using hospital grade disinfectant to clean all surfaces in both our treatment rooms as well as in the front office, bathrooms and reception area, and these areas are being disinfected on the hour. Finally, Dr. Andy regularly reviews the latest updates on how to best manage patient safety as we learn more about the virus.

We look forward to continuing to provide you with great care in the safest way possible during these unique times!

Achieve a More Youthful Smile with Teeth Whitening

For smiles affected by stains and discoloration, teeth whitening can restore the youthful, bright appearance of teeth. At West Lake Dental in Loveland, CODr. Andy Maples performs in-office whitening treatments to remove stains caused by daily wear and tear on your teeth. Using a specialized ultraviolet (UV) light, he can enhance the effectiveness of the whitening product for dramatic results. We also offer a special bundle for patients who receive whitening in our office. You can take home customized whitening trays after your in-office procedure to maintain your vibrant new smile at home.

Candidates for Treatment

Teeth whitening has very few long-term risks, meaning a wide range of patients can experience the benefits of treatment. In general, candidates for whitening have mild to moderate discoloration.

However, there are certain conditions that may prevent you from receiving teeth whitening. Intrinsic stains on the deeper levels of the teeth generally do not respond to whitening. In addition, restorative materials, such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns, cannot be whitened. However, if you have a restoration and wish to proceed with bleaching, Dr. Maples can design a new crown, bridge, or veneer to match your newly whitened smile. 

The Whitening Process

If you decide to move forward with whitening, one of our dental hygienists will begin by cleaning your teeth and gums to ensure no food particles or tartar interfere with the whitening agent. Then we will place a protective coating over your gums to avoid any transfer onto the soft tissue. Once your teeth are prepared, Dr. Maples will apply the whitening gel to the surface of your teeth, making sure to evenly cover the enamel for natural results.

To help you maintain your new sparkling smile, we offer a special whitening bundle which includes an at-home whitening kit. 

We will leave the gel on your teeth for about 10 minutes to give the whitening agent time to work. Dr. Maples may also use the specialized UV light during this time. After 10 minutes, he will remove the gel. For most patients, we perform four rounds of whitening to achieve optimal results. A full whitening session typically lasts between one hour and an hour and a half.

We offer a special at-home whitening package for patients who whiten their teeth in our office.

Our Whitening Bundle

To help you maintain your new sparkling smile, we offer a special whitening bundle, which includes an at-home whitening kit. During your whitening appointment, we can take impressions of your teeth and fabricate custom-made whitening trays. When you are ready for a touch-up, simply fill the trays with whitening gel using the provided syringe and fit them over your teeth. Depending on the strength of the whitening agent, you will wear your trays for about 15 minutes to one hour, or overnight.

Why Whiten Your Teeth?

Teeth whitening is a safe, quick, and effective way to enhance the aesthetics of your teeth. Additionally, whitening is one of the most non-invasive procedures in cosmetic dentistry and is much more affordable than treatments such as crowns or porcelain veneers. When you are confident about the appearance of your teeth, you can laugh and smile more freely. 

A Brighter Smile

If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your smile, a teeth whitening procedure at West Lake Dental is a great solution. For more information about our whitening bundle or the other cosmetic services we offer, call our office at (970) 669-1444 or contact us online today.

Dr. Andy Maples of West Lake Dental

West Lake Dental

At West Lake Dental in Loveland, CO, Andy Maples, DDS, and his team provide excellent dental care to patients of all ages. Whether your dental needs are routine or advanced, we can serve you at our comfortable, inviting office. Dr. Maples is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Colorado Dental Association
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • The Misch International Implant Institute

We invite you to schedule an appointment today by contacting us online or calling (970) 669-1444.

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