Many of our patients opt for professional teeth whitening to achieve a brighter, whiter smile.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Depending on the shade of your teeth, the condition of your teeth and your goals, your dentist will recommend the best whitening option for you: take home or in-office whitening.
In-chair whitening is considered the fastest, most effective way to brighten teeth. It typically offers results -- sometimes quite dramatic -- as soon as the 1 to the 2-hour procedure is finished.
What Does in-chair Teeth Whitening Involve?
Professional whitening involves the application of dental-grade whitening gel to the teeth which gets activated by a special LED light.
Does Teeth Whitening Cause Permanent Sensitivity?
Sensitivity from tooth whitening is temporary and usually goes away within one to two days of completing the procedure. At this point, the patient will return to their previous state of sensitivity.
Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
The majority of patients are good candidates for teeth whitening, but each situation is unique. A consultation is the only way to know for certain if professional teeth whitening is suitable for you.
How Long Does Tooth Whitening Last?
Results from professional teeth whitening typically last between six months and two years. To best preserve results, consider avoiding the following:
- Black tea
- Red wine
Is Tooth Whitening Safe?
Many studies have determined that teeth whitening is safe and does not cause permanent damage to the tooth enamel or other tooth structures.
Does Teeth Whitening Affect Veneers, Crowns, or Fillings?
Are Teeth Whitening Agents Toxic?
Products using hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide, are considered safe as long as they are not overused for months or years.
Is Whitening Toothpaste Effective?
Whitening toothpaste is usually only capable of cleaning surface stains. For lasting, dramatic results, professional whitening is the most effective option. Whitening toothpaste can be a great way to help maintain your professional whitening results.
Learn More About Teeth Whitening
If you are ready for a whiter, brighter, healthier smile, please contact us today to schedule a consultation or to discuss any questions you have.