Teeth Whitening

Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “whitening” procedure.

How does teeth whitening work?

It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. We’ll take records of your teeth and make comfortable custom-made whitening trays and you’ll receive a kit with professional whitening products for use at home.

With only a few hours of wear per day, the whitening agent bubbles stains out of your enamel and lightens teeth within days. Our whitening products are safe for teeth and any existing dental work. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. 

Dental whitening can be used to lighten natural tooth enamel. Discolorations and stains can be caused by some foods, coffee, tea, tobacco products, medications and normal aging. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be needed to get the result you want. Because of the low cost of whitening treatments, teeth whitening is nearly always a good first step in improving your smile. 

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If one or two teeth are dark due to old dental work or root canal therapy, these teeth can be lightened individually to match the adjacent teeth. 

What Else Should I Know About Teeth Whitening?

  • Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
  • Works on people of any age
  • Is a long-term solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive

For very severely stained teeth, crowns or dental veneers may be more appropriate or needed to achieve your desired result.

As our whitening products lighten natural tooth enamel and not any existing dental work, it may be necessary to replace any visible fillings, crowns or bridges if they don’t match your new whiter teeth as well as you would like. 

Sometimes people ask if their teeth will appear “fake” or unnaturally white after whitening their teeth this way. The whitening agent works gradually and so people can stop the process when their teeth reach their desired shade. 

Most people will keep their results for two years or longer, depending on habits such as smoking and drinking coffee, tea, wine or other other foods that may stain teeth. As long as whitening trays are still in good condition, people can still use them to lighten their teeth again if desired.