Teeth Whitening

Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” procedure.

What are the details of teeth whitening?

It’s safe, quick, and relatively inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth.

In only a few days your custom bleaching trays will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear trays. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special bleaching agent removes stains right from enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile.

Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate.

Teeth bleaching will not whiten existing crowns or fillings. If you have extensive dental treatment to be done and are considering whitening, it should be done prior to the restorative work so we can match the restorations to the lighter shade.

How is teeth whitening done?

Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening

  • Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
  • Works on people of any age
  • Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive

An impression is taken to make a set of specialized clear trays that fit over your upper and lower teeth and hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night fora few hours for a week or two, and at the end of this time, significant whitening will occur. It is important to let Dr. Churchill or Dr. Boscketti know if you normally have sensitivity in your teeth so you can be supplied with appropriate desentizing agents and bleach concentration to minimize any sensitivity that you may have while bleaching.

Considerations for Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products do are not custom to fit the size and shape of your teeth, they can cause harm to the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.