What is Teeth Whitening?
As you age, and because of certain lifestyle and dietary habits, teeth can begin to look yellowed and dull. At-home whitening may deliver sufficient results, but you may be looking for whiter and brighter teeth, which only professional whitening can provide. We offer in-office whitening that helps to remove years of stains and discoloration. A white, full smile can help you look younger and healthier.
Why is Teeth Whitening needed?
Teeth whitening may be needed or wanted because your smile is dull and yellow. If you’re a smoker, chew tobacco, drink a lot of coffee or tea, or eat staining foods such as berries, your teeth probably aren’t as white as they could be. You may want to whiten your teeth because you’re tired of feeling badly about your appearance. Others may choose professional whitening because they’re getting married, going to a class reunion, or attending another important event.
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What makes you a good candidate for Teeth Whitening?
You will come into our office for a consultation appointment and exam. Ideally, a patient wanting whitening should have been to see the dentist at least once in the past year. Whitening may not be effective at lightening existing restorations within the mouth. It probably will not have an impact on veneers, fillings, crowns, or bridge work that you have placed in your mouth.
What happens during Teeth Whitening?
First, you will be seated comfortably in one of our dental rooms. You will then have a whitening gel applied to the teeth, and a bright, warm light will be aimed directly on the teeth. This light accelerates and activates the gel to get a stronger whitening effect. After a half hour, the old gel is removed, and a new layer of gel is applied along with the same light. After another half hour, you’ll be ready to enjoy a brighter and whiter smile. Most patients experience a color difference of about three to eight shades lighter than when they came into the office.
If you would like to professionally whiten your teeth, call our office today, and we will schedule you to come in for a consultation appointment.