Keeping our teeth at their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking and other foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or to make them even whiter than your natural color if you would like.
Teeth whitening utilizes products that contain some form of hydrogen peroxide.
The procedure can be done in our office or at home.
In-office whitening allows us to use a more powerful whitening gel and a specialized light or laser that activates the gel and allows faster bleaching.
For at-home whitening, we will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth to make custom mouthpieces that fit you. At home, you will fill each mouthpiece with a whitening gel that we provide. You will wear the mouthpiece for several hours every day. Many people achieve the level of whitening they want within a week or two. However, you may need to wear the mouthpiece for four weeks or longer.