Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the shade of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. A popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. We offer both "Take Home" and "In-Office" systems. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed a couple of times per year or more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons for teeth whitening
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
Yellow, brown stained teeth.
We offer two Teeth Whitening Options
In-office whitening system:
Our most powerful whitening system with immediate long lasting results! This treatment requires a one hour in-office appointment.
At Home Option:
Great for those who want to maintain a white smile year round, custom trays offer the convenience to touch up anytime between your dental visits! You get custom trays with 4 tubes of Pola bleaching gel. These trays are worn with the gel for 30 minutes for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening.
During your next cleaning appointment, your hygienist will be glad to discuss these options and help you determine which system is right for you.