What is Teeth Whitening?
Whitening is an effective way of lifting stains and deep enamel discoloration that is causing your smile to look dull. Your teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons, but professional whitening is one of the best ways to enhance your smile and improve your confidence. We offer in-office whitening as well as whitening that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Whitening results can last for a long time, and we can help with future touch-ups when needed.
Why would Teeth Whitening be needed?
You might want or need to have your teeth whitened before a big event, like a reunion or a wedding. You might simply be looking for a confidence booster so that you feel good about yourself. Some reasons your smile might be stained include:
- You smoke or chew tobacco
- You drink coffee, tea or cola
- You drink wine or fruit juice
- You are taking certain medications
- You’re simply getting older
Who is a candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Even professional whitening will only affect the color of natural teeth. What this means is that it will have little to no impact on restorations that you currently have. If you would like to whiten restorations, like crowns and bridges, you will need to have them replaced entirely. We will examine your teeth to determine if they’re healthy enough for professional whitening.
What happens during the Teeth Whitening process?
For our in-office whitening, you will come into our office and be seated in one of our comfortable operatories. Your lips are kept separate from your teeth while a whitening gel is applied to each tooth’s surface. A bright light is positioned over your smile to help accelerate the results of the whitening. The gel is removed and reapplied halfway through the procedure. In just 60 minutes, your smile will be multiple shades whiter. For take-home whitening, we will make special custom trays for you using impressions of your teeth. We then provide you with a whitening gel that can be placed inside of these trays and worn in the comfort of your own home.
If you would like to learn more about whitening, call us today so that we can help get you in for a consultation appointment.