Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smiles of many of our patients who have stained, dull, or discolored teeth.

Our in-office bleaching system can make your teeth whiter in less than 2 hours. Or, if you prefer our home bleaching system, we can make custom trays fitted to your own mouth. Then, using a whitening gel at home, you are able to see beautiful results in about 2 weeks and touch up your smile whenever you want!  Some of our patients even use a combination of both systems for optimal, long term results.

More and more people today are choosing teeth whitening procedures to safely reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and other stain producing substances. Ask us about our in office procedure or our take-home option to see which would work better for your individual preference.

How did my teeth get discolored in the first place?

The layer below your enamel called the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or by things like caffeine, tobacco and other substances.  Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining. Stain can also be caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis which actually begins inside the tooth. In these cases, brushing and flossing don't help.

Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth's enamel by a certain protein, making products like coffee, tea, berries and soy sauce notorious for staining teeth. Brushing and flossing can help, but sometimes are not sufficient to make much of a difference like whitening can.

Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes"  and over the counter products can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter, however, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth's enamel.  Professional teeth whitening performed by our office is considered to be the most effective and safest method. Done properly, tooth whitening can last as long as five years.