What is Teeth Whitening?
When your teeth are dull, stained, and discolored, you may not feel happy about your smile. You may even avoid smiling, laughing or talking because of how you feel about your teeth. Your teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons. Even aging can have an impact on the way that your teeth look. We offer professional-quality whitening services, designed to remove years of stains and deep discoloration, enhancing your smile.
Why is Teeth Whitening needed?
You might want to whiten your teeth before a big event, like a wedding. Some patients want to whiten their teeth before having other restorations placed, such as veneers. Whitening can help to improve how restorations blend in with the rest of the smile. Some causes of dull, stained teeth include:
- Smoking and smokeless tobacco
- Coffee, tea, and soda drinking
- Certain medications
- Natural aging
- Eating staining foods (berries, chocolate, etc.)
Who’s a candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Dr. Ferdkoff will examine your teeth to determine if you’re a good candidate for whitening. Even with professional whitening, restorations in your mouth will not be able to be whitened more than they originally were when placed. Most patients who want to whiten their teeth can safely have the procedure done. Whitening is suitable for older teens and adults looking for a dramatic change to their smile.
What happens during the Teeth Whitening process?
The procedure will begin with a consultation to help determine the best whitening solution for your needs. In-office whitening allows us to carefully apply and monitor results while you wait. At-home professional whitening uses custom-made trays, fitted to your smile, along with a high-quality whitening gel. Together, the trays and gel help to lift and remove stains that dull your smile. In order to maintain your new white smile, it’s important to avoid habits, foods, and drinks that could otherwise have an impact on the color of your teeth.
If you feel you’d benefit from whitening, and want to make use of our convenient extended office hours, call us today to speak with one of our helpful staff members.