Bleaching / Whitening Teeth

Tooth discoloration is the result of a variety of factors.

The most common causes include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, or red wine. Sometimes teeth are discolored during formation and development, as an infant or adolescent, if certain antibiotics, tetracycline or excessive fluoride are consumed. Some developmental staining of teeth is less responsive to whitening than those subjected to daily habits.

Regardless of the cause, we can help you achieve a whiter smile with better results than whitening tooth pastes, paint-on whiteners, strips or other methods.

Tooth whitening is an established procedure in dentistry and is employed to help some individuals overcome psychological and social fears due to discolored teeth. It is also used on patients looking for cosmetic enhancements. The active whitening ingredients Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide have been safely and successfully used for many years without the concern of damaging teeth.

Our team can help you whiten your smile with a couple of methods:

The first method is to custom fit you with trays, which ensures the gel remains in constant contact with teeth being whitened. After individualized instructions these trays are take home for day and/or night use. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, the active ingredients enter the tooth to whiten the stains. Unlike strips, this process whitens all your teeth and provides maximum comfort with less sensitivity. You’ll see whitening within the first few days, with maximum results achieved in 10-14 days.

The second method is in-office treatment that whitens teeth in about an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A whitening lamp is used to activate the whitening gel and break down the hydrogen peroxide. Results vary, but teeth are generally several shades lighter after the chairside whitening.

A bright sparkling smile can make a big difference in your appearance, and we are here to help you effectively achieve the results that you deserve.

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