What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening helps to remove and lift stains and severe discoloration from teeth. Teeth naturally yellow over time, but the process can be sped up and made worse with certain lifestyle and dietary habits. Things like smoking, chewing tobacco, drinking coffee, tea and soda can all have an impact on the way that your teeth look. We offer professional in-office and take-home whitening solutions that fit your needs perfectly.
Why is Teeth Whitening needed?
While there are many over-the-counter products available, professional whitening uses prescription-strength whitening ingredients that deliver quicker and more brilliant results. In some cases, results can be seen in under an hour after utilizing in-office treatment. Some things that can cause your teeth to look dull and yellow include:
- Chewing Tobacco
- Drinking Coffee
- Drinking Tea
- Drinking Soda
- Eating Staining Foods (berries, chocolate)
- Naturally Aging
What makes you a good candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Whitening is normally only effective on natural teeth. It probably will not have an impact on your restorations, like veneers, crowns, bridge work and fillings. For patients who have been to the dentist at least once in the past year and who can benefit from whitening, the procedure is a great choice. Professional whitening delivers quicker and more drastic results than in-store options.
What happens during the procedure for Teeth Whitening?
We offer both in-office and take-home whitening treatments. For in-office whitening, you’ll come in and have a whitening gel added to your teeth, while a bright light is used to accelerate results. This gel is removed after about a half hour and a new gel put onto the teeth with the light working to brighten teeth. In-office whitening takes about an hour and provides with drastic, long-term results. Take-home treatment options use similar whitening ingredients that you can use in the comfort of your own home. Home treatment isn’t as quick at delivering results, but you will still see an incredibly dramatic difference once treatment is finished.
If you would like to come into our office for professional whitening, call us today and our friendly staff members will be happy to assist you.