Whitening your teeth can bring your smile alive! Before you whiten your teeth you should check the strength and condition of your teeth with a thorough exam.
There are many reasons why teeth become discolored. Some conditions cannot be changed by teeth whitening alone. Teeth may become stained / discolored for some of the following reasons:
- Tetracycline (antibiotic) staining
- Excessive fluoride
- Trauma (injury) to the teeth
- Pulp (nerve) degeneration
- Restorative materials (silver fillings)
- Aging/thinning enamel
- Use of pigmented foods or drinks, such as coffee, tea or tobacco
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*Sometimes we recommend a combination of both to give you the best results in the least amount of time.
In-office ZOOM Whitening
The procedure is approximately 1 1/2 hours in the dental chair.
This procedure involves wearing a custom-fitted trays containing tooth-whitening gel. You must wear these trays for a period of days or weeks as we prescribe for your situation. In many cases, nighttime application alone is sufficient to achieve the results you desire.
Are touch ups ever required?
To stay whiter and brighter, your teeth may require periodic touch ups requiring that you wear your appliance with the whitening solution for a few days to a week.