Your teeth will darken over time. Changes in the color of your teeth can be caused by such factors as the food and beverages consumed (like coffee, tea, soda). Other known factors for discoloration may include childhood medications or illnesses, tobacco use or improper oral hygiene. If you are looking for a fast way to dramatically whiten your teeth, our in-office whitening treatment may be the answer for you.
In a little over an hour, this safe and effective system can give you the instant results you have been wanting. A specially designed light activates the whitening gel to gently break down stain on your teeth and put the sparkle back in your smile! We choose to use the best products available in order to provide the most noticeable change while maintaining comfort for you as our patient.
Whitening is very safe while under the supervision of a trained dentist. It is one of the safest procedures in cosmetic dentistry. New research shows that bleaching is safer and more effective in younger patients than once thought. However, we do not recommend this procedure during pregnancy or fertility treatments.
Many of our patients have found that home whitening packs offer safe, comfortable and effective teeth whitening. We offer 4 and 10 use packages which contain easy to follow instructions. These prefabricated trays contain professional strength whitening gel and, over time, help the patient maintain control of their level of whiteness and extent of sensitivity they are comfortable with.
One of the most common side effects of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. There are products available that we can prescribe to you to minimize any sensitivity you may experience. The results of whitening vary based on each individual. Most patients can expect whitening to last anywhere from 6 months to a year. Touch up treatments every 6 months can help extend the result. Avoiding dark foods/beverages and visiting your dentist regularly will also help to keep your smile bright.