Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” procedure. Tooth whitening is safe, quick, and inexpensive.
Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin bleaching. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much of each shows when you talk and smile. We offer a one-hour procedure which bleaches the upper and lower teeth in a single visit. Most patients prefer this quick and easy method. We also offer the traditional take-home method.
• Corrects brown, yellow and mottled tooth staining
• Works on people of all ages
• Is a near permanent solution for a “dull” smile
• Restores brightness and brings a smile to life
How is it done?
During the one hour procedure a protective material is placed on your gums to protect them from the high power bleach. Next, we insert a mouth prop to keep your lips and soft oral tissues away from your teeth while they are being bleached. All you do now is relax and watch television while the bleach is activated with a special light. After about an hour, your teeth are whiter.
An impression is taken to make a specialized “mouth-guard” or “tray” to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night for about an hour for a week or two, after which significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology offers improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or veneers may be more appropriate.
Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can harm the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.