What is Teeth Whitening?
Your teeth may begin to yellow and dull over time, or as the result of certain lifestyle and dietary habits. Whether you’re older, smoke cigarettes, or simply love drinking coffee throughout the day, you might be looking for a way to professionally whiten your smile. We offer in-office, as well as take-home whitening options that are customized to fit your needs. These professional results are quicker and more dramatic than anything you’d achieve with local drugstore products.
Why is Teeth Whitening needed?
The reason teeth whitening might be necessary is because you’re embarrassed or ashamed of your smile. You might be planning a big event in the future and want to look your best. Whitening done professionally in-office or at home can deliver the drastic results that you’re looking to achieve. Smoking, drinking tea and coffee, and just the act of aging can all have an impact on how white your teeth will be following treatment.
Who is a candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Whitening normally will not alter the color of any restorations that you might currently have. This simply means that you shouldn’t expect to whiten fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, or bonding with treatment. If you have tooth decay or gum disease, we may recommend other treatments before whitening is started. Most patients who want to professionally whiten their teeth can come into the office for treatment.
What happens during Teeth Whitening?
We begin the process by consulting with you to find the whitening treatment that is best suited to your needs. In-office whitening is done in under an hour while you sit comfortably in our office. A gel is applied to the teeth, and a bright light is used to accelerate the results. We offer take-home whitening trays that are custom made using impressions taken of your teeth. We simply provide you with a whitening gel that uses commercial-grade ingredients, and you are ready to do your own professional whitening treatment in the comfort of your home. In some cases, we can combine both whitening treatments for quicker and more drastic results.
If you think you might need or want whiter teeth, call us today and we will be able to get you in for a convenient appointment.