Teeth Whitening

Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they have been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” procedure.

What are the details of Teeth Whitening?

It is safe, quick, and inexpensive. At any appointment, just let us know if you would like to begin the bleaching process. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.

Within a week your custom bleach splints will be ready for you. We provide a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear splints. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special bleaching agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel without altering tooth structure or existing dental work. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. We will want to take “after” photos at your next appointment.

Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful, brilliant smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice. But because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a try.

Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening:

  • Corrects brown, yellow, and mottled teeth stains.
  • Improve the aesthetics of your smile, regardless of age.
  • It is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive

How is teeth whitening done?

Molds (impressions) are taken to make specialized mouth guard like trays to hold the bleaching solution against the teeth. The material is used each night overnight for a week or two. By the end of this time, significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, this bleaching technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging, or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or veneers may be more appropriate.

Considerations for Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies.However, they don’t always work for every person. If you have not had a positive outcome with over-the-counter products, maybe an in-office solution might be a better option.

Using Natural Minerals to aid in Whitening:  Recaldent or MI-Paste

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This young 32 year old woman didn’t know when her teeth started to turn brown. Another dentist told her that she needed to have the dark stains “ground out” and replaced with fillings. Through a process of using topical minerals (MI Paste Plus*), whitening, and custom-fitted trays, we were able to lift out the dark stains, brighten her teeth, AND preserve tooth structure!

To learn more about MI-Paste: www.mi-paste.com/about.php

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