Have you ever looked at the mirror and wished you had whiter brighter teeth? You are not alone. Tooth whitening is currently one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry trends. This simple procedure will leave you with whiter teeth, a dazzling smile, and a boost of self-confidence!
How Do Teeth Become Discolored?
Teeth become discolored by stains on the surface or by changes in the tooth material, often as a result of the aging process. Your teeth can become stained by foods or beverages containing staining agents such as blueberries, blackberries, coffee, wine or tea, or by using tobacco products such as cigarettes.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
There are a variety of options currently available to you to whiten your teeth. Whitening gels and strips contain a clear peroxide-based teeth whitening agent which is placed directly on the surface of your teeth to whiten your smile. In contrast, whitening toothpaste contains a mild abrasive which works to remove some of the surface stains. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully for the best and safest results.
If you desire whiter, brighter results, we can prescribe a home teeth whitening system which will safely brighten your teeth. We will send a specially formulated tooth whitening gel with your custom-fit whitening trays, which will leave you with dazzling results.
The Best Teeth Whitening
In-office whitening, also known as chairside bleaching, produces the best teeth whitening results. We will begin with cleaning your teeth and placing a barrier on your gums to protect them. We will apply hydrogen peroxide or carbamide paste or gel onto your teeth. The bleach will break up the stains and lift them off your discolored teeth, leaving you with incredibly whiter results! In-office treatments are far superior to at-home whitening options because the bleaching agents we use come at a higher concentration.
Our tooth whitening treatments have been shown to be safe especially under professional care. Some patients report sensitive teeth, which is a common side effect of the teeth whitening process. However, it is a temporary condition that will soon resolve on its own.