Staining, aging or chemical damage are all causes of tooth discoloration. Dental bleaching corrects this discoloration. With a simple “bleaching” procedure, you can have the smile you’ve always wanted. Teeth whitening is safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin bleaching. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower teeth.
The process starts with our taking impressions of your teeth. Then we create a custom mouth guard (or “stent”) to hold the bleach against your teeth. In only a day or two we will have custom bleach splints ready for you. We will give you a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear splints. You should wear these stents each night for 3-4 hours. With only a few hours of wear per day, the special bleaching agent takes stains out of your enamel without altering tooth structure or existing dental work. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile.
Although there are over-the-counter bleaching agents that you can find at drug stores and pharmacies, these products can cause harm to the gums and teeth. Therefore it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.