In-office and at-home whitening solutions are available to combat the yellowing effect tea, coffee, soda, red wine, and tobacco use, and certain medication have on our teeth. Our team provides our patients many whitening solutions to suit specific dental needs. In-office whitening is a chemically activated whitening treatment that can provide amazing results within an hour. You will leave the appointment with a whiter, younger smile. This process is very safe and performed under dentist supervision.
Our office also provides a take-home whitening kit that has personalized bleaching trays with sticky whitening gel that will not migrate to your gums after the application. Both of these whitening solutions contain potassium fluoride, which can strengthen enamel, decrease sensitivity, and prevent cavity formation. Teeth whitening is sometimes implausible for patients who have had cosmetic dental work such as crowns, veneers, and bonding, as these appliances do not react to our whitening treatments. Prior to a personalized whitening plan, patients are required to undergo an exam and cleaning. Patients should remember that using substances such as coffee, tobacco, and abiding in aforementioned behaviors will decrease the effectiveness of the whitening treatments.