What is Teeth Whitening?
Your teeth can become dull and yellowed over time and because of certain dietary and lifestyle habits. Things like smoking, taking certain medications and drinking coffee can all have an impact on the color of your teeth. We offer professional-quality whitening to meet your needs and improve the look of your smile. Our in-office whitening is convenient and easy, and our home whitening treatments are great for people who can’t sit in the office for care.
Why would Teeth Whitening be needed?
You might be attending a big event, like a wedding, and you need to be able to feel and look your best. You might be tired of feeling ashamed of the way that you look because of the color of your teeth. Whitening is ideal for patients who smoke, drink a lot of tea, coffee or cola or who are taking medications that change the color of their teeth. Professional whitening is safe, effective and monitored to ensure that sensitivity is kept to a minimum.
Who is a candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Whitening will lighten the color of only natural teeth. Even the best whitening methods will have little to no impact on restorations, like your veneers, fillings, bonding or crowns. Your teeth should be healthy enough to be whitened. We will examine your teeth to determine if whitening is the best option for you.
What happens during the Teeth Whitening process?
The whitening process will begin with a consultation and exam. With the help of a consultation, we can help in determining what type of whitening solution is best for you. Our in-office whitening will involve applying a gel to the fronts of your teeth which will lighten the color of the enamel. In about an hour, your teeth are multiple shades brighter and whiter. At-home whitening involves making customized trays that you’ll wear in conjunction with a whitening gel. You can keep the trays after using them for touch-ups in the future.
If you think you might benefit from professional whitening, call our office today to speak with one of our friendly staff members.