Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple whitening procedure. It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin whitening. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much of each shows when you talk and smile.
Dental whitening can be used to correct many tooth discolorations. Staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth may have caused these discolorations. Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice. However, because of the low cost of whitening treatments, whitening is nearly always worth a solid try.
- Corrects brown, yellow and mottled tooth staining.
- Works on people of all ages.
- Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and bringing a smile alive.
Over-the-counter whitening agents are available at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can harm the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products recommended by your dentist or hygienist.
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An impression is taken to make a specialized “mouthguard” or “stent” to hold the whitening solution against the teeth. In only a day or two your custom whitening splints will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special solution that you put into the clear, almost invisible splints. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special whitening agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the brightness you want, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. For confidence in appearance, whitening technology offers improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or veneers may be more appropriate.
We also offer Dash whitening as an “in-office” whitening treatment option. The procedure takes approximately 90 minutes and utilizes a gel that is placed on your teeth by your hygienist. We will also send you home with custom whitening trays and touch up whitening gel. Dash whitening is a highly effective, quick, and more affordable cosmetic dentistry option. Unlike other methods, no UV light is necessary. It is not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers or children under the age of sixteen.
The most common causes of tooth discoloration include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration. If you are interested in whitening your teeth, please do not hesitate to call and ask us questions, or speak to your provider at your next dental visit.