Teeth whitening (or bleaching) treatment is used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
There are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system. Tooth whitening only works on natural teeth enamel, so 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.
A touch-up maybe needed and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Some reasons for tooth whitening:
Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
Yellow, brown stained teeth.
What does tooth whitening involve?
This type of tooth 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 once a day for 40 minutes should be enough for a 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 us regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.
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