Teeth whitening / bleaching

Do you catch yourself hiding your smile because of stains? Did you know that your smile is one of the first things people notice about you? Our office offers whitening treatments that will help you have a more confident and brighter smile.

The following list includes things that can cause your teeth to be darker than normal:

  • Aging of the teeth
  • Dark drinks
  • Tobacco products
  • Insufficient oral hygiene
  • Illness
  • Specific medications
  • Flourosis and decalcification

There are many whitening products you can buy in stores, but our office can make sure that you choose the best whitening option for you. We are able to make sure the whitening process is done correctly and maintained properly. We have three different whitening options that are provided to our patients; whitening treatments performed in office, bleaching trays, and bleaching strips. All three of these options are safe and patients are very pleased with the outcome.

We use Zoom whitening for our in-office whitening treatment. This system requires one visit and the patient is in our office for two hours. Zoom gets rid of those unwanted stains and gives your teeth a brand-new look. Most patients are able to see results right away and will get several shades whiter in one treatment. If you want to get results fast, this is the best option for you. We also make custom-fitted bleach trays to take home after you complete the in-office treatment. These are used if you think your teeth need a little touch up.

Custom-fitted bleach trays are an easy way to bleach your teeth at home and only take around 30 minutes to an hour. Our office offers different strengths, depending on how well your teeth react to the bleach. An appointment is made to take impressions so that our staff can make trays that are custom fitting to your teeth. Before leaving our office, we will make sure that you know how to properly place the trays and how much bleach to put in them.

Many places carry different types of bleach strips, but many people complain about how they do not fit properly and it is hard to speak with them on. Our office carries Sheer White Strips, which eliminate this problem. They adhere to your teeth very well and it is very easy to carry on a normal conversation while wearing them. They are very easy to put on and are worn two hours at a time.

Whitening your teeth is not permanent, but if you continue to touch up your teeth with the trays or strips, the results can last for years. Also, proper care of your teeth from brushing and flossing will help prolong the whitening. If you are interested in whitening your teeth or have any questions contact our office.

 

 

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