Teeth Whitening / Bleaching-




What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth Whitening is actually a mild bleaching process that restores stained or discolored teeth to a healthy, natural color. Don't be misled by unproven and ineffective over-the-counter whitening solutions. Our office uses an advanced procedure that is only available from your dentist.


What Causes Tooth Discoloration?


Teeth become discolored for different reasons:

  • Frequently drinking coffee, tea, or colas.

  • Some antibiotics may darken developing teeth in children.

  • Aging - The dentin underneath the enamel of a tooth gradually darkens with age.

  • Use of tobacco products.

  • Accidents - If a tooth has been traumatized, sometimes the nerve will gradually "die," and the tooth becomes dark.

  • After Root Canal Therapy, a tooth will generally darken.


Is Whitening Safe?

Whitening is very safe. We use a product that has been proven safe when used under the direction of a dentist.


When Will I See Results?

Immediately! Most patients see results after the first treatment. It will typically take from 2 to 6 weeks to restore your teeth to a beautiful white. The time it will take depends on the original color of your teeth, how discolored they were, and how frequently the treatment is applied.


How Long Will The Results Last?

The effects typically last several years. Many patients choose to "touch-up" their teeth every 6 to 12 months by applying the treatment once or twice. "Touch-ups" are especially useful for patients that drink beverages that stain teeth, like coffee, tea, and colas.