Should You Consider Teeth Whitening?

With the holiday season finally here, you probably want to make sure your smile is bright and beautiful before the next office party or gathering. Should you consider teeth whitening? We can use cosmetic procedures to remove stains or mask them, helping you achieve a more esthetically pleasing smile.

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

Question: How does teeth whitening work?

Answer: We will have you come to the office for an initial treatment, afterward we will send you home again with a set of trays and a bleaching gel. Each day, you will fill the trays with gel and wear them for about an hour or two. Total treatment takes about a week to ten days. Afterward, we may perform one final office treatment. You can keep the trays and remaining gel for touch-ups down the road.

Question: Will it work for everyone?

Answer: In some cases, the discoloration may be intrinsic, which means it forms below the enamel. Instead of being caused by the foods and drinks we consume, these can be the result of injury or fluorosis. Instead of removing them, we may mask them with veneers.

Question: How do veneers work?

Answer: Veneers are thin shells of porcelain placed onto the front of the teeth. We use them to reshape the teeth and to mask permanent discoloration, improving the beauty of your smile. We can also use them to close gaps between teeth, reshape damaged or malformed teeth, and correct the appearance of minor misalignment.

Question: Will cleanings help my smile stay bright?

Answer: Yes. A routine dental cleaning removes plague, not only brightening your smile but reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease in the process. If you have any questions about teeth whitening, then please contact our office today.