Whitening

Whitening

In our office we offer Professional Strength Crest Strips from Crest, Tres White Bleaching Trays by Ultradent Products (Opalescense), Custom Bleaching Trays, and In-Office Laser Bleaching by Rembrandt using the Sapphire Laser Light.

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.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth.  The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. We also offer an in-office laser treatment bleaching.   Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc.  Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Tooth whitening is not permanent and is very dependent on your ph (acidity levels of the mouth). Therefore the patient is given specific instructions on how to achieve the best results. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for tooth whitening:
-Fluorosis (excessive fluoration during tooth development)
-Normal wear of outer tooth layer
-Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc)
-Yellow, brown stained teeth