You may notice that your teeth become dull or stained over time. Certain foods and beverages, such as tea, wine, and coffee, stain the teeth and contribute to discoloration. Highly pigmented or acidic foods can also stain your teeth. The teeth whitening process provides a solution that lightens the shade of the teeth by breaking down stains inside the enamel.
Generally speaking, yes. Thanks to store-bought treatments, patients have more teeth whitening options than ever before. However, these treatments contain weaker bleaching gels than those available at your dentist’s office. This is why over-the-counter and at-home whitening solutions take many uses over days or weeks to deliver visible results. For fast, effective whitening, book a consultation with your dentist.
Yes, teeth whitening is a very safe procedure. Millions of people safely and comfortably whiten their teeth each year. Our team uses peroxide-based bleaching gels designed to brighten teeth and strengthen enamel without causing damage. Our dentists strive to ensure you leave our office with a happier, healthier smile than when you arrived, which extends to our cosmetic procedures!
For most patients, no. Your dentist will take every precaution to reduce or prevent any discomfort you may experience while whitening your teeth. Patients who live with increased tooth sensitivity may experience some discomfort. However, we use gentle products that lift stains from your enamel without causing irritation or pain.