Teeth 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 teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since teeth 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.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons for teeth whitening:
•Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
•Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
•Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
•Yellow, brown stained teeth.
What does In-Home teeth whitening involve?
We offer two methods of In-Home Whitening:
Custom Whitening Trays
This type of teeth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear, plastic, trays.
At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.
On the GO Whitening: Opalescence GO In-Home Whitening System
This type of teeth whitening is as simple as it gets! Each whitening application is individually packaged for convenient, on the GO whitening. Available in multiple flavors such as Melon and Mint, GO Whitening allows you to achieve a professional brightened smile for an economical price! With NO mess and easy to wear, each tray has whitening gel already applied for molar-to-molar coverage to ensure the gel comes in contact with all teeth. With wear times from 15- 20 minutes on-the-go whitening has never been this convenient and easy. GO makes great gifts for wedding parties, easy for traveling, and because each tray is universal its never been easier for an entire family to whiten!