Teeth whitening helps to remove and lift stains and severe discoloration from teeth. Teeth naturally yellow over time, but the process can be sped up and made worse with certain lifestyle and dietary habits. Certain things like smoking, chewing tobacco, or drinking coffee, tea and soda can all influence the way your teeth look. We offer professional in-office and take-home whitening solutions that fit your needs perfectly.
While there are many over-the-counter products available, professional whitening uses prescription-strength whitening ingredients that deliver quicker and better results. In some cases, results can be seen in under an hour after utilizing an in-office treatment. Some things that can cause your teeth to look dull and yellow include:
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You may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening if you are experiencing discoloration, but otherwise have healthy teeth and healthy gums. Schedule a consultation with a dentist to find out if tooth whitening could be right for you. Some patients, such as those who are pregnant or are sensitive to whitening agents, may not be candidates for professional whitening.
Teeth whitening consists of a thorough cleaning and polishing of the teeth, with all the debris carefully removed. We will then protect your gums before applying a whitening agent to the surface of your teeth. The product will be activated and left on the teeth for several minutes before being washed off with water. Your results will vary according to the natural shade of your teeth and degree of discoloration, but it is normal for patients to experience a lightening of several shades in a single visit.
It is normal to experience some tooth sensitivity following a professional whitening treatment. You may be instructed to avoid consuming highly pigmented beverages for at least 24 hours to prevent the teeth from becoming stained again. A few examples are tea, coffee and wine. Depending on your results and long-term teeth whitening goals, you may also be sent home from your procedure with an at-home whitening kit for later use.