We hear from our patients that they love to have white teeth. Many patients also tell us that they would like their teeth to be whiter than they are right now. Dull, discolored teeth can result from consumption of dark-colored drinks like coffee, tea or cola plus a person’s teeth tend to get darker with age. We’re happy to help our patients achieve that brilliant smile they wish for.
For the fastest result possible, we offer in-office whitening services. This service is great for a person who has an important event coming up soon, like a wedding or school reunion. It provides immediate whitening that you can see before you leave our office
For someone who would rather pursue whitening at home, we also have an at-home kit. The at-home kit works over a period of a few weeks but you should still be pleased with the difference in your smile when the treatment is complete. This kit also enables you to maintain that white smile after an in-office treatment.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO CONSULT WITH US BEFORE WHITENING
You probably know that there’s plenty of over-the-counter choices for teeth whitening. There’s various whitening toothpaste and strips that adhere to your teeth. You might not know that it’s important to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy before starting any teeth whitening procedure.
It’s not smart to start teeth whitening procedures if:
- You have gum disease
- Your gums have receded, especially if they have receded enough to expose roots
- You have any untreated cavities
- Your teeth are crooked
- You are pregnant or nursing
If there are unaddressed dental problems, you could wind up causing more problems than you are improving, for example, you could end up with an unpleasant level of sensitivity after treatment.
That’s why our first step for any patient wanting whiter teeth is for us to ensure that both teeth and gums are healthy and that any unhealthy conditions have been fully addressed. That’s the right starting point for a great result.
There are some kinds of teeth darkening that won’t respond to over-the-counter products. Like the kind of staining you get from childhood use of tetracycline (an antibiotic). By consulting with us before whitening your teeth, we can help you understand the best way to obtain a more brilliant smile.