A whiter smile seems to be at the top of everybody’s wish-list nowadays. Having whiter teeth can be achieved in several ways, with the most popular method being an at-home whitening system. This is a simple, non-invasive procedure that can change the color of your natural tooth enamel and enhance the quality of your smile. The results are truly stunning!
It is important to note, however, that tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, particularly more often if you drink coffee, tea, wine, or are a smoker. Tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel and will not change the color of any fillings, crowns, dentures, bridges, etc. Replacement of any restorations can be addressed after bleaching treatments to match the new color shade of your natural teeth.
At the first appointment for teeth whitening treatment, we’ll take impressions (molds) of your teeth to make custom-fitted, clear plastic trays.
At your second appointment, we’ll have you try on the trays to ensure they fit properly, and we’ll make any adjustments necessary. Then, we’ll give you a special whitening solution to use at home with your trays. We’ll provide written instructions detailing how often and how long to wear the trays filled with whitening solution at home. Typical treatments call for wearing the trays with whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes, or overnight for a couple of weeks depending upon the desired results. Some tooth sensitivity may occur when whitening your teeth, but normally subsides shortly. Now you’re on your way to a beautiful, whiter smile!
We Also Offer In-House Whitening!
Dash in-office tooth whitening is a procedure designed to lighten the color of your teeth using a 30% hydrogen peroxide gel. During the procedure, the whitening gel will be applied to my teeth for three (3), 15-minute sessions. During the entire treatment, a plastic retractor will be placed in my mouth to help keep it open and the soft tissues of my mouth (i.e., my lips, gums, cheeks and tongue) will be covered to ensure they are not exposed to the gel. After the treatment is completed, the retractor and all gel and tissue coverings will be removed from my mouth. Before and after the treatment, the shade of my upper-front teeth will be assessed and recorded.
Other Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Healthy smiles are the best smiles, and we want our patients to feel confident and assured their tooth structure is preserved as much as possible to give their smile a natural, beautiful look. We offer the following services that not only help restore and repair smiles, but can greatly enhance self-confidence and the aesthetic quality of your smile:
- White Fillings
- Dental Veneers
If your smile needs a little (or a lot) of work, we’re happy to help! Click here to read more about our restorative dentistry services, and don’t forget to book your appointment today.