Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “whitening” 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 splints will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special whitening agent that you put into the clear splints. With only a few minutes to hours of wear per day, our special whitening agent cleans 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. Using the latest in whitening 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; because of the low cost of whitening treatments, teeth whitening is nearly always worth a try, however.
How is teeth whitening done?
What are the 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
An impression is taken to make a specialized “mouthguard” or “stent” to hold the whitening gel against the teeth. Depending on the material, the trays may be worn for 15-30 minutes twice/day or overnight for 1-2 weeks. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant.
For confidence in appearance, whitening technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging, or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or dental veneers may be more appropriate.
Considerations for Teeth Whitening
Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can cause harm to the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.