Teeth Whitening

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

Whitening teeth has become a top priority for many patients seeking aesthetic improvements. There are several methods available to achieve whiter teeth, with the most popular being home teeth whitening systems that deliver dramatic results. It's important to note that teeth whitening primarily affects natural tooth enamel and may require the replacement of old fillings or crowns to ensure a seamless match with the newly whitened teeth. Any necessary restorations can be addressed after the bleaching process for optimal results.

Teeth whitening is not permanent.  A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for teeth whitening:

  1. Aesthetics: Having a brighter, whiter smile can greatly enhance one's appearance and boost self-confidence. Whiter teeth are often associated with youthfulness and good oral hygiene.

  2. Stain Removal: Over time, teeth can become discolored and stained due to various factors such as aging, consumption of certain foods and beverages (coffee, tea, red wine), tobacco use, and poor oral hygiene. Teeth whitening helps remove these stains and restore the natural color of the teeth.

  3. Special Occasions: Many people choose to whiten their teeth before special events such as weddings, graduations, job interviews, or important social gatherings, to look their best and make a positive impression.

  4. Personal Satisfaction: Teeth whitening can provide a sense of personal satisfaction and improved self-esteem. It allows individuals to feel more confident about their smile and overall appearance.

It's important to consult with a dentist to determine if teeth whitening is suitable for you, as it may not be recommended for everyone, especially those with certain dental conditions or sensitivities.

What does teeth whitening involve?

This type of teeth 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.  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.

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.

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