A bright sparkling smile can make a big difference
in anyone’s appearance. Extensive research and
clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth
under the supervision of a dentist is safe. The
chair side whitening system that we are currently
using in our office is effective and fast, very
fast. In about 1 hour, your teeth will become dramatically
whiter. The convenience of this system in comparison
to days of wearing trays or strips, makes it the
perfect choice for the busy individual.
Teeth discolor for various reasons. The most common
causes include aging and consumption of staining
substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco,
red wine etc. During tooth formation, consumption
of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive
fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
The in-office whitening process is simple. It
begins with a short preparation to cover your lips
and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed. A bleaching
gel is then applied to the teeth and activated
by a special light. The light and gel work together
to gently penetrate your teeth, breaking up stains
The take home method is another option that we
offer. Clear plastic trays are fabricated for the
patient that fit the upper and lower teeth. The
patient then wears the trays for 1 – 2 hours a
day with bleaching gel that is provided. This method
will show results after a period of time while
the in-office technique shows immediate results.
How does the process work? The active ingredient
in the whitening gel is hydrogen peroxide. As the
hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters
the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances
while the structure of the tooth is unchanged.
The light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide
and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
How long will the results last? By following some
post whitening care instructions, your teeth will
always be lighter than they were before.
Find out if you are a candidate for this incredible
process and take the first step to feeling good,
looking great and making a memorable impression
every time you smile.