What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a professional cosmetic option that removes years of discoloration and staining. Over time and because of certain habits, you may find that your teeth look dulled and yellowed. While there are many over-the-counter products available, professional whitening is carefully monitored and contains patented ingredients that help lift and remove deeper stains than what you might have used in the past. What’s more, professional-quality whitening offers little to no problems with sensitivity during treatment.
Why Is Teeth Whitening Needed?
You may want or need whitening because your teeth are severely stained and discolored. Some patients like to whiten their teeth before a special event like a wedding, graduation or reunion. Others whiten their teeth because they’re tired of not liking the way they look. It’s not uncommon for whitening to be needed before other restorations are placed, like veneers, composite fillings or dental bonding.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Most patients who need or want whitening done can safely have the procedure in our office. We offer whitening options that fit your needs and provide you with a bright, glowing smile that you’ll love. It’s important that you’ve been to see a dentist at least once in the past year before being considered for whitening. Whitening products may not change the colors of restorations you have like veneers, crowns, bridge work and bonding.
What Happens During Teeth Whitening?
We first consult with you regarding your whitening options. We offer take-home and in-office treatments that are suitable for each of our patient’s needs. The treatment is provided to you and you’ll be given instructions on what to expect specific to what you’re using to whiten your teeth. We then provide you with important aftercare instructions on how to maintain your new results. Try to avoid eating staining foods and beverages while undergoing treatment as your teeth are more porous and can become easily stained.
If you would like to transform your smile with professional whitening, call our office today and we can help to answer any questions you may have.