What is Teeth Whitening?
Whitening is a great way to reveal healthier-looking and brighter teeth. Over time and because of certain lifestyle factors, your teeth can become stained and discolored. You might feel badly about the way that you look and are ready for a change. We offer two different options when it comes to whitening, and these involve both a home kit and an in-office treatment.
Why is Teeth Whitening needed?
You might be a smoker, coffee drinker or you love to drink fruit juices, cola and tea. You might be taking certain medications or just don’t brush and floss the way that you should. All of these things, as well as the simple act of aging, can lead to a dull and discolored smile. The best way to transform the look of your smile is with professional whitening.
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Who is a good candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Most healthy adult patients are good candidates for whitening. We can examine your teeth to determine if professional whitening is right for you. Whitening is truly only effective on natural teeth. It will have little to no effect on veneers, crowns, fillings, bonding, bridge work or dentures.
What happens during the Teeth Whitening process?
We start the whitening process with an exam and consultation. This allows us to record the current shade of your teeth so that we can compare it to results once treatment is finished. For in-office whitening, we will apply a thin layer of whitening gel to your teeth and then accelerate the results of this gel by directing a bright blue light towards your teeth. In-office whitening takes just about an hour before it is complete. Our home kits involve taking impressions of your teeth and then providing you with customized trays. The trays are worn for a specific amount of time at home in conjunction with a whitening gel that we provide you with before taking them home.
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, call us today and one of our friendly staff members will be more than happy to help you.