Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” procedure.
What are the details of teeth whitening?
It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.
In only a day or two your custom whitening trays can be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special whitening agent that you put into the clear custom trays. With only an hour of wear per day, our special whitening agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. We’ll want to take “after” photos at your next appointment.
Dental whitening can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of treatments, whitening is nearly always worth a solid try.
How is teeth whitening done?
Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
- Works on people of any age
- Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive
An impression is taken to make a specialized “mouthguard” or “tray” to hold the whitening against the teeth. The material is used each day for about an hour for 20 days. At the end of this time, significant whitening usually occurs. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant.
Considerations for Teeth Whitening
Over-the-counter whitening agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. These products can be difficult to use. Often we agree with our patients that office tooth whitening is more predictable and consistent.