Taking the Mystery out of Teeth Whitening

Jun 05, 2018

Patients are always asking about the best ways to whiten their teeth. Most people want a brighter smile but are hesitant to start a whitening system since there are almost too many options available. Which method is best for you? We can help!

Are you a candidate for whitening?

The majority of patients with healthy teeth are candidates for whitening. However, some existing dental restorations like veneers, bridges, crowns and tooth colored fillings will not whiten with treatment and could leave an inconsistent look. If you are going to be getting dental work, it is advised to whiten the teeth prior to getting the restoration.

Avoid whitening treatments if you:

  • Are under 16
  • Are lactating
  • Have moderate gum recession
  • Experience cold sensitivity
  • Have allergies to certain materials

Types of Whitening Treatment

There are many types of whitening treatments, with some being much more effective than others.

Professional In-Office Whitening

After a whitening solution is applied to the teeth, a special light is activated that helps the whitening process be more effective. This treatment is extremely safe and effective and can even be done during your lunch break. An in-office treatment can help you get your teeth up to 8 shades whiter in just one visit. For at home touch-ups later, we can also help create a custom mouth tray for more successful at home whitening.

At-Home Whitening

Over the counter whitening kits tend to take far longer than professional quality treatments. For the best option, visit your dentist to get a custom mouth tray made and use our high-quality whitening materials. This will ensure a more successful and quicker whitening treatment at home.

No matter which option appeals to you most, we are here to help you get your whitest smile!