Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to whiten the teeth and enhance the beauty of your smile.
Tooth whitening works on natural tooth enamel. Plastic whitening trays are custom made from models of your teeth. A whitening gel is placed in the tray and worn for a certain number of hours a day until you reach the desired whitening of your teeth.
A touch-up may be required every few years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea or wine. The touch-up is usually accomplished over a few days.
Reasons for tooth whitening:
* Yellow, brown, grey stained teeth
* Normal wear of outer tooth layer
* Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development)
What does tooth whitening involve?
This type of tooth whitening requires two visits. At the first visit, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic trays. At your second visit, you will try on the trays for a proper fit and be given the whitening gel with instructions.
We will help monitor the whitening of your teeth until the desired whiteness is achieved. We encourage you to have regular dental visits to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.