Teeth whitening is a large part of cosmetic dentistry. The teeth whitening process brightens the natural pigmentation of the teeth. The degree of improvement will depend upon how severely the teeth are stained or discolored as well as the nature of the stains. When teeth are brown or yellow due to coffee, tea, or smoking, stains will generally lighten.
Teeth that are gray due to natural pigmentation or antibiotic use will whiten slower and may require several treatments. Your teeth will be noticeably brighter after teeth whitening. While there are a number of over-the-counter teeth whitening methods that make various claims, we will recommend you the most effective teeth whitening treatment.
What options do I have for whitening?
The most effective teeth whitening techniques available today are in-office teeth whitening and at-home teeth whitening with either custom-fit trays or pre-formed trays. These teeth whitening techniques are best performed under supervision to ensure the safest results.
What does in-office whitening involve?
In-office teeth whitening methods are performed with a whitening gel and a special wave length light. This is a good method of teeth whitening for sensitive teeth, as the process may be closely monitored by our staff. The teeth are carefully isolated from the lips, cheeks, and gums, and then the whitening gel is applied to the teeth. We use Zoom® teeth whitening system and is considered to be one of the top brands of in-office systems. Our system includes the fabrication of custom made trays so that you can boost and maintain your whiter teeth. Of course, you will continue to have a normal life drinking coffee, wine, etc., etc. So you will have to do some maintenance every 3-4 weeks for just one hour, one day.