What is Teeth Whitening?
Your teeth will naturally begin to yellow and dull with age. However, certain lifestyle habits like smoking and drinking a lot of coffee and soda can have a significant impact on the way that your teeth look. We offer teeth whitening to our patients as an effective in-office treatment option. Teeth whitening is done in under an hour and delivers dramatic, brilliant results.
Why is Teeth Whitening Needed?
When your teeth are yellowed, dulled and stained, you may not like the way that you look. You might find yourself avoiding smiling or even talking to people because of your dislike for your smile. Alternative, you may be looking to improve your appearance for a big event, like a wedding or class reunion. Whitening is done quickly in our office and delivers the drastic results that you’ve always wanted.
Who is a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Even professional whitening will not have an effect on the way that your restorations look. If you have veneers, bonding, fillings, crowns or bridge work, whitening won’t lighten them or alter the color in any way. We can examine your teeth before we recommend whitening to you. If you have tooth decay or other dental problems, additional treatment may be needed.
What happens during the Teeth Whitening process?
First, we use cotton and other methods to keep your lips away from your teeth. A whitening gel is applied to your teeth and a bright light is angled at the teeth to accelerate the results. The gel is removed after about 30 minutes and a new layer of gel is applied. The light is replaced over the teeth and utilized for an additional 30 minutes. In under an hour, you’ll experience a smile that is multiple shades whiter and brighter than before. You can maintain your results with at-home whitening or simply come back in whenever you need a refresh.
If you think you might need or want whitening, call our office today and we will be happy to get you in for a consultation appointment.