Whitening

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 and quick. 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.

We can whiten your teeth on about an hour in our office. We will also give you custom made trays that match only your mouth that you can take home to maintain the white smile you have just achieved.

Only a day or two after your appointment, your custom bleach trays will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special whitening agent that you put into the clear splints. Only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile.

Whitening can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful brilliant smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of whitening treatments, it is nearly always worth a 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

A special barrier is placed over the gum tissue, then a powerful whitening solution is placed on the teeth for up to 15 minutes, after which the solution is rinsed off and reapplied up to 4 times.

An impression is also taken at the appointment to make a specialized mouthguard or tray that you will take home as well as more whitening agent. This agent is used as often as necessary to maintain your white smile (although most people use it 1-4 times per month). All you need to do is place the agent in the tray, slip the tray over the teeth and leave it there for anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Considerations for Teeth Whitening

If you have any fillings, crowns or bridges, whitening will not affect these areas, however, this restorations can be replaced to match your new, white smile.

Teeth can become sensitive either during in office whitening or while doing it at home. If this happens, it’s best to stop whitening for a brief time, until the teeth feel better, and then you can resume whitening.

Over-the-counter whitening agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, these products are less powerful and may not be strong enough to get your smile as white and bright as you would like.