Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening

Whitening is a great way to renew your smile! We whiten teeth in one of two ways. The first option is an in-office whitening performed in one appointment, followed by “maintenance” you can do at home with custom bleaching trays. The second option is take-home bleaching. We will make study models of your teeth to form a custom-made bleaching tray to use at home with a bleaching gel. With only a few treatments you can have the pearly white teeth of your dreams.

Why Teeth Discolor

Chemicals in foods, beverages, and tobacco can change the color of your teeth, as can the effects of aging. Medications such as tetracycline, excessive fluoride, and previous dental work may also cause unsightly stains on your tooth enamel. Genetics can also affect the color of your teeth. While we think of tooth enamel as white, the natural, unstained shade of your teeth can range from pearly white to bluish gray to pale yellow. Even if you brush and floss daily, stains can tarnish your beautiful smile and steal the confident image you want to convey.

Whitening Options

You don’t have to live with discolored teeth. After a thorough examination, we can recommend the best option for whitening and brightening your smile.

At-Home Whitening

If you’d prefer to avoid a dental appointment, we can create clear, customized bleaching trays for you to whiten at home. The professional-grade at-home whitening solution usually contains 10 percent carbamide peroxide. You will notice whiter teeth almost immediately, but the most dramatic results will appear after one to two weeks of daily treatments.

After Whitening

With all whitening systems, we advise patients not to eat or drink foods that stain, or to smoke, since recently-whitened teeth absorb stains. Whitening systems can also cause increased sensitivity in your teeth and gums. These side effects pass with time, but if they persist or other problems arise, you should contact your dentist immediately.

Whitening Alternatives

If bleaching and whitening can’t get your teeth as white as you’d like, veneers or bonding may be a good solution. These cosmetic procedures are long-lasting and do not discolor or stain. In addition to whitening your smile, veneers and bonding can cover cracks, chips, and slight misalignments.

 

Popular, safe, and effective, teeth whitening has given patients across the world a reason to smile. Your appearance can affect you socially, emotionally, and even in business successes. People who smile with confidence are viewed as warm, inviting, and beautiful. Now, with professional whitening systems, we can help you achieve the pearly whites of magazine models and movie stars. To learn more about whitening or to schedule an appointment call us at (662) 823-7900.



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