What is Teeth Whitening?
Whitening can help to lift and dissolve stains and deep discoloration from your teeth. It’s common for natural teeth to have a somewhat off-white color. Unfortunately, certain dietary and lifestyle habits can contribute to a yellowed and dull smile. We offer a range of whitening options and treatments to meet your needs.
Why is Teeth Whitening needed?
As you age, your teeth will begin to naturally yellow, and they won’t be as white and brilliant as they were when you were younger. Likewise, smoking, drinking lots of coffee and tea and even enjoying soda from time to time can have an effect on the color of your teeth. In order to dissolve these stains and create a whiter, brighter look, we’ll recommend professional whitening. Professional whitening delivers quick, dramatic results that you’ll love when showing off your smile to friends and family.
Who is a candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Whitening will not effect the color of any restorations in your mouth. This includes veneers, crowns, bridges, fillings and bonding. We may recommend whitening before having new restorations placed so that they match properly. If you have severely sensitive teeth or tooth decay, we may recommend other treatments before coming in for whitening. Your teeth should generally be healthy and free of any dental problems to be a candidate for whitening.
What happens during Teeth Whitening?
We offer an in-office whitening treatment that utilizes a patented gel to lift and dissolve stains. A bright light is aimed at your teeth after this gel is applied to accelerate results. This treatment often takes about an hour in our office, and you’ll benefit from a smile that is multiple shades whiter. We even have a take-home option for you that uses custom-made whitening trays along with a professional-grade gel. You can use these trays at home and simply come in from time to time to pick up more whitening gel. Whitening is great for when you want to feel better about your smile or when you’re planning a big event.
If you think you might need to whiten your teeth, call us today and we will be happy to get you in for an appointment.