If you’re uncomfortable with your smile due to discoloration or staining, teeth whitening may be a great option for you. Tooth discoloration is a common problem and teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic procedures. Many things can contribute to the discoloration of teeth including certain food and drinks, tobacco use, age, genetics and tooth trauma.
• What does teeth whitening involve?
o In-office teeth whitening is the most effective and safest way to whiten your teeth. The process only lasts 60 to 90 minutes. Your gums and lips are protected, leaving only your teeth exposed. Whitening gel is applied to your teeth. When combined with a whitening lamp or laser, the gel breaks up discoloration and accelerates peroxide. The process is repeated as needed, and you leave with a sparkling smile!
• How long will my teeth stay white?
o This will vary from person to person. Smoking, eating food or drinking beverages that stain your teeth will shorten the duration.
• How much does it cost?
o The price varies. We recommend you stop by and see us for a consultation.
• Are there risks?
o The risks of teeth whitening are minimal. Some people may experience sensitivity or discomfort in the gums. These symptoms are usually temporary and will most likely disappear.
• What about at-home whitening kits?
o Drugstore products like whitening toothpastes, whitening strips, etc. are often less expensive, but significantly less effective than in-office whitening treatments. However, they may help keep your teeth white longer after they have been professionally whitened.
Come in and see us for all your teeth whitening needs, today!