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.
In only a day or two your custom bleaching trays will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear trays. With less than an hour of wear per day, our special bleaching 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.
In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.
How is teeth whitening done?
An impression is taken to make a specialized “mouthguard” to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used for less than one hour per day For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate.
Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
- Approved for patients age 14 and older
- Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive
Over-the-Counter 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 provided by a licensed dentist. And because over-the-counter products are not supervised by a dental professional, they are only strong enough to whiten your teeth one or two shades which is not enough of a change to please most patients.