What is Teeth Whitening?
Whitening is a great way to completely revive your smile and remove excessive staining and discoloration. Even with the proper oral hygiene, your teeth can become dulled and yellowed over time. Unfortunately, having a discolored smile can have an impact on your confidence. Yellowed teeth can even age you, which can make you look older than you feel. We offer both in-office as well as convenient home whitening that is ideal for your smile goals.
Why would Teeth Whitening be needed?
Your teeth can become stained and discolored for a variety of different reasons. Some of these reasons involve things that are diet or lifestyle related, while others may be completely out of your control. You might want to whiten your teeth prior to a special event, like a wedding, or just because you want a boost to your confidence. Things like smoking, drinking coffee and cola and taking certain medications can all impact the color of your teeth.
Who is a candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Whitening works best on natural teeth only. It will have no impact on the color of restorations, such as fillings, crowns, veneers or bridges. Your teeth should be healthy enough to be professionally whitened. With the help of an exam, we can determine if whitening is right for you.
What happens during Teeth Whitening?
For our in-office professional whitening, we’ll apply a thin coat of whitening gel to your teeth. This gel is then activated by a bright light that creates a deep warmth that removes stains and discoloration. In just about an hour, your teeth are whitened by multiple shades to reveal a healthy, white smile. We can even provide you with home whitening, which involves taking impressions to make customized trays. The trays are worn for a specific amount of time at home with a patented and controlled gel formula placed inside. The beauty about home whitening is that you can keep the trays and reuse them for future whitening.
If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, call our office today so that we can get you in for a convenient appointment.