Bleaching

Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they've been dreaming of with one of our simple "bleaching" procedures.

It's safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin bleaching.

Dental bleaching can be used to correct many tooth discolorations. These discolorations may have been 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 solid try.

Key Benefits

  • Corrects brown, yellow and mottled tooth staining
  • Works on people of all ages.
  • Is a near permanent solution for a "dull" smile, restoring brightness and bringing a smile alive.

How is it done?

For take-home bleaching, an impression is taken to make a specialized "mouth guard" or "stent" to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night for about 1-2 hours for a week or two, after which significant whitening will occur.

For in-office bleaching, you will attain the whitest, most brilliant smile in about two hours.  All the work is done by Dr. Smith and his staff while you relax and await the beautiful results.  In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology offers improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or veneers may be more appropriate.

Considerations

Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can harm the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.