Teeth Whitening

Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” procedure.

What are the details of teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a safe and non invasive way to brighten your smile.  You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile. Our office has several types of tooth whitening to offer, from take home treatments to in office ZOOM whitening.

If you choose to use the take home whitening system, impressions of your teeth are taken and in a day or two your custom bleach splints are ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear splints. With only a few hours of wear per day to overnight treatment, our special bleaching agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. Once your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile.

Our in office Zoom procedure allows for faster tooth whitening completed in our office. This is a great option for those who desire faster treatment,  do not want to use the take home tray system, or have had sensitivity with previous tooth whitening. Each Zoom treatment takes about 1 1/2 hours. For some cases more than 1 visit may be required.

Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.

Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening

  • Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
  • Works on people of any age
  • Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and bringing a smile alive
  • Usually significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology allows us to enjoy  a brighter smile. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate.

Considerations for Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can cause harm to the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.