What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening uses proprietary ingredients to carefully and effectively remove staining and discoloration from teeth. When done professionally, whitening is safe and gentle even on sensitive teeth. The results you achieve with whitening can last for years with proper care and maintenance. If you’ve had issues in the past with at-home whitening products, professional options are readily available.
Why do you need Teeth Whitening?
You might want or need to have your teeth professionally whitened because you have stains and discoloration. As you begin to age coupled with the types of foods and drinks you consume, you may notice your teeth aren’t as white as they were before. Certain habits, like smoking, can discolor teeth and create a yellowed appearance. Whitening helps to get rid of these stains and discoloration so that you can feel confident in your smile.
What makes you a good candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Most patients who want to have their teeth professionally whitened can have the procedure done in-office. Whitening does not affect dental restorations like crowns, veneers and fillings, as it will only whiten your natural teeth. Before having the work done, it’s important to come in for an exam and consultation. We can help determine if whitening is right for you.
What happens during the procedure for Teeth Whitening?
The first step is having an exam with one of our doctors to determine whether you would benefit from whitening. After the exam is finished, a consultation is done to determine which whitening option is right for you. You will then be scheduled to come in and have the treatment done. Depending on the type of whitening that is performed, you may have it done in-office or be sent home with professional trays and whitening gel. Whitening is ideal for most patients and offers effective, long-term results. Many people choose to have their teeth whitened before going for more extensive procedures, like veneers or bridge work.
If you are interested in teeth whitening, call our office today to schedule an appointment and get answers to questions regarding this procedure.