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Teeth Whitening

We have been using whitening products in our office since they became available. Year after year we try new products in the search for the ideal products... ones that are most effective with the least associated sensitivity. Well, as of May 2016 we've finally found our favorite products for each category of whitening! You can learn about them below and yes, we are always in stock.

Call us to find out which is best for your goals


What does teeth whitening involve?

There are 3 ways to truly whitening your teeth...

  1. In chair whitening with Opalescence Boost® - the most dramatic results, requires 1.5 hours in the dental chair, "once and done" method.
  2. Custom made whitening trays plus Phillips Zoom!® NiteWhite 16-22% CP -same dramatic results but it requires 1-2 months following a once weekly whitening schedule, & requires impressions of your teeth first.
  3. Prefilled, preformed whitening trays with Opalescence GO - same dramtic results over 1-2 months, disposable trays, no impressions needed, & more chance of sensitivity due to not being custom molded.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth.  The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically.  Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc.  Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Teeth whitening is not permanent.  A touch-up may be needed every few months, and more often if you smoke or drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for teeth whitening:

  • White spots on the teeth, or fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to childhood medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow or brown stained teeth due to food and drinks.

You will receive expert instructions on how to reach your goal and be encouraged to visit us regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.