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Whitening

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Whitening

Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of your teeth, and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one esthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth.  The most popular method is using an at-home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth with repeated use over time.  However, nothing whitens teeth as beautifully and effectively as our deep bleaching system that is sure to exceed your expectaions and add that dramatic “WOW” to you appearance!

Not everyone is a good candidate for whitening.  Since whitening only works on natural tooth structure, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. prior to beginning a whitening treatment.  Replacement of any restorations can be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

At-Home Whitening

This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits.  At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary.  The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening.

At-home whitening works well, but touch-ups may be needed every six months or so, and perhaps even more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Deep Bleaching

Unlike other bleaching methods, with easey periodic home maintenance, deep bleaching is entirely permanent.  This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits.  At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic trays.

You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.

It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.