Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

There are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system from your dentist that will whiten teeth dramatically.

Tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, so it is important to evaluate replacing of any old fillings or crowns. Replacing restorations is done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

REASONS FOR TOOTH WHITENING:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth.

HOW IS IT DONE?

Tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) of your teeth are made to fabricate custom, clear plastic trays.

At your second appointment, the trays are fitted and adjustments are made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight, for a few weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening.

Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.There are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system from your dentist that will whiten teeth dramatically.

Tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, so it is important to evaluate replacing of any old fillings or crowns. Replacing restorations is done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

REASONS FOR TOOTH WHITENING:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth.

HOW IS IT DONE?

Tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) of your teeth are made to fabricate custom, clear plastic trays.

At your second appointment, the trays are fitted and adjustments are made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight, for a few weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening.