If you’d like to smile more confidently, knowing your teeth are their whitest and brightest, you might want to consider dentist-supervised teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a safe, effective and lasting way to lighten most people’s smiles. It is available in a wide variety of methods and concentrations for various kinds of teeth. Simply talk with our staff to schedule a screening to see if you are a candidate and how whitening could impact your particular situation. Whitening treatments are most successful in removing yellow, brownish or orange tinges resulting from age, coffee, tea or smoking. However dark gray tones from fluorosis, smoking or tetracycline use often will not whiten as dramatically. Artificial materials such as silicants or porcelains do not whiten at all. Sensitive teeth, teeth with periodontal disease and teeth with worn enamel typically do not respond well to whitening either.
We offer two methods of whitening: supervised at-home teeth whitening and ZOOM in-office teeth whitening. Typically we’ll start with our supervised at-home method, requiring just a couple of appointments for taking an impression, fitting your customized whitening appliance and providing detailed instructions. It produces results via daily sessions over one or more weeks of wear and can result in about a 2 shade improvement as seen on our shade scale. If this doesn’t produce the results you desire we can often enhance the lightness with our 90-minute in-office technique which can improve color by up to 4 shades. In any case you can best preserve your new brighter smile by limiting habits such as smoking or drinking tea/coffee.