Tooth Whitening

What does your Smile say about you?
Your smile expresses who you are and how you feel. We can all agree that a whiter, brighter smile can make you look younger, healthier, more inviting, and more confident. You want to look and feel good about yourself, and nothing inspires confidence like a beautiful smile.

What is teeth whitening?
Unlike porcelain veneers, regular teeth are porous and susceptible to staining. Teeth stain at different rates depending on mouth chemistry, diet and lifestyle. This means that how easily teeth stain and how easily they whiten varies from person to person. There are numerous methods on the market today that range in price and ease of use. The premise behind most teeth whitening methods is essentially the same - a form of hydrogen peroxide finds its way into the pores of the teeth and bleaches stained particles. The variable is in the type of application and the corresponding strength of the whitening gel. What works well for one person may not work well for another.

How long does teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening studies indicate that results can last two to three years. Longevity will obviously vary depending on each person and their lifestyle (foods and drinks they consume). Most people will choose to use one of the many simple methods our office provides to maintain their white teeth over time, once the initial whitening has occurred.

Will teeth whitening be harmful to my teeth?
No. Studies have shown that with normal or suggested use of teeth whitening products, there is no harmful effect on teeth. It is common for some people to have some sensitivity to the teeth whitening products.

Who is a good candidate for teeth whitening?
There are two kinds of stain on teeth - superficial and inherent. Superficial stain comes from the things we eat, drink and expose to our teeth. This kind of stain is usually yellowish in nature and yields the best results with teeth whitening systems. Inherent stain comes from things we absorb into our bodies such as minerals, fluoride and various antibiotics such as tetracycline. Ingested especially at key developmental phases in life these substances can permanently discolor teeth to the point that no teeth whitening system will have a positive effect. People will often choose to whiten their teeth with veneers, which addresses the teeth color as well as length and shape.

Service: At-Home Teeth Whitening
Custom bleach trays created to be used with gel whitener.

Benefits:
This teeth whitening kit can remove an average of seven years of staining from your teeth. Use on your own schedule, as prescribed. Economical and can be used as needed to get the results you desire. When used as directed, results can be seen as soon as one week after your first visit to our office.

Time Frame:
One 30-minute visit.