Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our effective “whitening” procedure.
What are the details of teeth whitening?
It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. You can whiten your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.
We believe in providing these whitening services in-house because we can monitor and control the efficacy of the whitening session. We carry high-concentration whitening materials so we can offer an immediate improvement in one visit.
Should you not pursue in-office whitening, we offer take-home solutions. We can create whitening trays that fit over your teeth in order to contain whitening gel. We will then provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear whitening trays. Depending on the density of your teeth, the bleaching agent pulls stains from your 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.
Why do my teeth stain?
Staining is a natural process. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. But, dental whitening can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of whitening treatments, teeth whitening is nearly always worth a solid try.
How is teeth whitening done?
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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 specialized “mouthguard” or “stent” to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night for about 3-4 hours for a week or two, and at the end of this time, significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or dental veneers may be more appropriate.
Considerations for Teeth Whitening
Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can cause harm to the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.
In addition, whitening must be done on natural teeth with no dental work done on front surface of the tooth because the whitening agent does not affect porcelain.
Call us at Edgewater Dental Group Phone Number 201-943-6644 to ask about our whitening procedure!