You deserve bright, white teeth in your smile. Our teeth whitening treatments will help you achieve just that—so you can feel confident in your tooth coloring.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Millions of people complain of dulled or yellowed teeth that take away from their smiles. Discolored teeth can be associated with poor hygiene, but they are also associated with old age, and frailty of the teeth that can be caused by a few different things.
Professional teeth whitening treatments make it easier to achieve a bright smile, sometimes in just one treatment. The treatment works by treating the teeth with a hydrogen peroxide gel and then activating the gel to release oxygen ions. These oxygen ions flood your teeth and break down interior and exterior staining to achieve a bright look. This bleaching process is incredibly effective and extremely safe with little to no discomfort.
How is professional teeth whitening performed?
Our office currently offers two different types of professional whitening services: in-office and custom-made trays.
- In-office. These procedures start by covering up vulnerable areas inside the mouth, including the lips and gums, to prevent exposure from the peroxide. Then, we apply a high-concentrate hydrogen peroxide gel directly to the teeth and activate it. You will rest comfortably for a short time until the gel does its work. Then we remove the coverings and rinse the gel away.
- Custom-made trays. We will take a custom mold of your teeth to make clear trays that you take home, along with a whitening gel. These trays will help minimize the risk of whitening gel affecting your gums or mouth and you can whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home. All you have to do is place the whitening gel inside the trays and place the trays in your mouth.
How long do the effects of teeth whitening last?
How long the effects of teeth whitening last depends on the type of procedure you have done. Gel treatments don’t last as long as an LED or laser treatment, but your teeth will stay white for several months. LED and laser teeth whitening procedures can result in teeth that stay white for one to three years.
If you want your new, whiter smile to last as long as possible, you should consider cutting back on habits that cause discoloration. These habits include smoking, chewing tobacco, and eating stain-causing foods such as coffee and red wine.
Are there any negative side effects of teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a safe dental procedure, but some people may experience a few negative side effects. These side effects include:
- Tooth Sensitivity
- Soft Tissue Irritation
- Throat and Stomach Irritation
- Tooth Inflammation
- Possible Discoloration
If you have concerns about how a teeth whitening procedure could affect you, you should speak to your dentist to find the right treatment for you.
How much should a teeth whitening procedure cost?
Depending on the type of procedure you have done, in-office teeth whitening can cost between $300 to $1,500. Zoom whitening, which uses LED light, is cheaper than laser whitening with an average cost around $500. If you’d prefer to whiten your teeth at home with a take-home whitening kit, you’ll spend between $100 to $400.
What are you waiting for?
We strive to provide high-quality dental care. Schedule an appointment today to discuss whether the whitening is right for you.