Teeth Whitening
mentor ohio

You might state that your primary dental concern is to have whiter teeth. Your teeth are one of the first things that people notice about your appearance, so it is important to have a healthy, younger, and whiter looking smile.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a simple and popular treatment in and a great, simple way to refresh your smile. When it comes to teeth whitening, you have three options at Dr. Crystal Dental:


  • Prefabricated or stock trays with gel already placed inside.
  • Custom trays with take home gel that can easily be refilled
  • In-Office Professional Whitening with custom trays to maintain your results at home.

These whitening options use bleaching agents in the form of various concentrations of either hydrogen peroxide for a faster whitening time, or carbamide peroxide for a longer whitening time. The various indications for each type of whitening and concentration will be discussed with each patient depending on their individual needs and treatment goals. Professional products differ from over-the-counter options in that they contain more peroxide concentration and have been proven to be more effective.  The professional systems offered at Dr. Crystal Dental are safe, comfortable, and provide consistent results for our patients for bright and beautiful smiles.


You might state that your primary dental concern is to have whiter teeth. Your teeth are one of the first things that people notice about your appearance, so it is important to have a healthy, younger, and whiter looking smile. However, since each method of whitening varies, your individual goals will be discussed to pick the right way to whiten for your needs.


The entire team at Dr. Crystal Dental radiates compassion and enthusiasm. Every member embraces your individual comfort and dental needs. We seek balance in our practice, our procedures, and your health. You will find your entire dental experience with us comforting from start to finish. We balance exceptional, personalized dental care with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Call us today at 440-974-4449 to schedule your appointment for an evaluation regarding the benefits of teeth whitening for you. You can conveniently find us at 7223 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.


Many factors can cause your teeth to lose their healthy, white appearance and become dull. Some foods stain your enamel, which is the outside protective layer of your teeth. Plaque buildup on your teeth will also cause them to look yellow. This kind of discoloration can be treated easily with consistent cleaning and whitening treatments. Sometimes teeth may look yellow because the hard outside enamel has eroded, beginning to reveal the dentin underneath. The dentin is a naturally yellow, bony tissue that lies underneath the enamel.


Dr. Crystal

Dr. Crystal is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine and went on to receive training at one of the most prestigious dental residencies in the nation, The Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital Advanced Education in General Dentistry in San Antonio, TX.


Inform & Educate

We empower you to make wise, well-informed decisions for your oral health through patient education and individual consultation. We do this through the modern technology we offer. Our digital x-rays are equipped with special cavity-detecting software, and we also utilize an intraoral camera to show you what we see in your mouth. We also make sure to stay up-to-date on your medical history, current medications and any other factors that might affect your dental health and treatment.


Insurance & Billing

We are an insurance-friendly office, so please call us about your plan. We will do our best to assist you in maximizing your benefits. At your first visit to our Mentor dental practice, we will ask you for your current insurance information. We may ask you to confirm this information at subsequent visits so we can stay up-to-date and fully informed to serve you. As a courtesy to you, we file all claim forms electronically, provide postage for special claims, and we track claims for you.

The Health Reasons for Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is not just performed for cosmetic and aesthetic reasons. You may wish to have teeth whitening preformed to reduce the unfortunate discoloration related to a prescribed medication. Prescription medications such as Tetracycline will discolor teeth if it was prescribed at a younger age. Another reason you might want to have your teeth whitened is to reduce the look of Fluorosis, which is from too much Fluoride treatment as your teeth were developing as a toddler. This condition leaves large white or yellow lines on your teeth that can be reduced with teeth whitening.  What is excellent about teeth whitening is that it is an easy, non-invasive treatment that can be done quickly and efficiently at Dr. Crystal Dental.


If you have discolored or stained teeth you might feel somewhat embarrassed by their appearance. Consulting with us can be a life-changing event for you by returning the perceived value in your smile with white, healthy teeth.

How the Teeth Whitening Treatment Works at Dr. Crystal Dental?

Your teeth whitening treatment will always begin with a professional cleaning of your teeth. We will next make an impression of your teeth so we can create custom trays that fit your arches perfectly. The primary benefit of having a teeth whitening treatment supervised by us versus just doing it at home is that the concentration of the hydrogen peroxide bleaching ingredient is considerably higher and less acidic than the retail products you can purchase. Also, customized trays or even the brand of prefabricated trays we carry cover more tooth structure in your smile so your whitening results are consistent every time.


Using these personalized trays also allows for the best possible results. The over-the-counter teeth whitening systems usually have generic, one-size-fits-all trays, which also contributes to less impressive results.


If you have porcelain crowns, it may be necessary to replace them if your newly whitened teeth no longer match the shade of the crown. We will discuss these factors before your treatment begins. It is always best to have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your oral health. In some instances, teeth whitening is not just a cosmetic procedure, it can also improve your oral health like other dental procedures.

grow with us

Start Your Journey Towards a Beautiful, Healthy Smile.

Professional Teeth Whitening versus At Home Whitening

Working with Dr. Crystal Dental to whiten your teeth is the ideal approach. While over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions will indeed provide some improvements, having our team perform teeth whitening treatment is the most efficient way to quickly achieve the results you desire. If teeth whitened at-home is imperative for you, Dr. Crystal Dental can also offer an at-home component or kit that can be used under our supervision. Working with us to have teeth whitening can also provide a level of comfort to you if you are concerned with tooth sensitivity or even any side effects. You can experience sensitive teeth, gums, and a tingling in your mouth with a teeth whitening treatment. Know that this side effect is transient and can be managed with the use of specialized tooth pastes or gels that can be provided or prescribed by our office.

Proper Aftercare

Following your teeth whitening treatment at Dr. Crystal Dental, you may experience some tooth sensitivity. We will suggest that you reduce and monitor your intake of coffee, tea, colas, red wine, and citrus, berries, and tomatoes for several days while the teeth whitening sets in. It is also in your best interests to reduce the consumption of these beverages and foods over time because they will wear away the enamel quicker, which will then reduce the positive results of future teeth whitening treatments and increase the need for other dental treatments. That being said, being a coffee or red wine drinker should not discourage a patient from wanting a whiter and refreshed smile.


Daily proper brushing and flossing must be continued, and your regular six-month exams and checkups are essential to maintain the success of your teeth whitening procedure and to perform any touch-ups. If you have any questions about whether teeth whitening is for you, simply call for a consultation. Teeth whitening is easy and quick and will provide you with an immediate boost in your self-esteem.

Comprehensive Dentistry

Comprehensive dentistry with Dr. Crystal Schneider, involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the teeth, gums and jaw. She believes that preventive care is the most important aspect of comprehensive dentistry. Dr. Schneider aims to identify and treat problems while they’re still small, which can save you time, money and more extensive dental treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

An attractive smile can boost your confidence, help you make better first impressions on others, and improve your personal and professional life. We provide several cosmetic dental treatments that can subtly enhance your smile, and there are many other more dramatic treatments, often called “smile makeovers,” that can give you the smile of your dreams.

Specialized Dentistry

Missing teeth can take the joy out of the everyday things we love, from smiling and talking with confidence to eating our favorite foods. All of these things can become easier again with specialized dental care. Dr. Schneider offers advanced treatments that will not just restore your smile to its former health – they’ll make it look and feel even better than before!

Our Devotion to Family Dentistry is Unparalleled

Our attention to detail is second to none. Either when it comes to your personalized dental care or the array of amenities in the relaxing comfort of our office. The entire team at Dr. Crystal Dental goes the extra mile in providing communication and consultation, realizing that we collectively are committed to developing long lasting relationships with every patient. We find gratification in life changing healthy smiles. Call us now at 440-974-4449 to make an appointment for your personal evaluation and consultation regarding teeth whitening. Our office is located at 7223 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.