Tooth Whitening

Dramatically whiten your smile.

The problem:

The Solution:

Plastic whitening trays will be made from models of your teeth. You will then place a special whitening gel in each tray and wear the trays in your mouth for an hour or so each day. (Many patients wear their trays after dinner and before bed.) A significant change in tooth color is usually seen in just a few sessions.

Advantages:

Modern tooth whitening systems are highly effective and have dramatic results. Many celebrities consistently whiten their teeth to improve their appearance.

Disadvantages:

Occasionally, patients may experience some gum or tooth sensitivity when using their trays. These symptoms subside when whitening is discontinued for several days.

Alternatives:

Accelerated, in-office whitening is another option. This process can result in whiter, brighter teeth in just one office visit. For the best benefit, you receive the at-home whitening system at no additional charge following in-office whitening. Please consult with the doctor to see if this procedure may work for you.

Occasionally, teeth may be stained in a way that limits the effectiveness of tooth whitening. In those instances, porcelain veneers or crowns are an excellent alternative.